HIMSS: Mobile technologies bring promise but mixed results
April 15, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Healthcare organizations are increasingly using mobile technologies to engage with patients, but those efforts haven't always been effective, according to results from the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey presented at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
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HIMSS: Preparation, planning spark enterprise imaging success
April 14, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The path to enterprise imaging is a seven-phase process that begins with ignorance and ends -- hopefully -- with success, according to a presentation on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 14, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement
April 13, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Healthcare IT professionals are prioritizing IT activities geared toward patient engagement, according to the 26th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey released on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.
Not all clinical decision support software is created equal
April 3, 2015 -- A new study has found fundamental differences in the effectiveness of clinical decision support based on the type of software that's used. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, researchers found that radiologists can become frustrated if the software is not easy to use.
Unlocking the imaging data paradigm: Transformation and data migration
March 30, 2015 -- Enterprise imaging transformation (EIT) enables healthcare organizations to create an optimal platform for producing quality care at a cost-effective level -- but many enterprises may not be sure how to go about it. Dave Whitney from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting offers some guidance.
HHS publishes proposed rule for stage 3 MU
March 20, 2015 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has published a proposed rule for stage 3 of its meaningful use (MU) program for promoting the adoption of healthcare information technology.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 19, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems
March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.
Apple announces ResearchKit app software for medical researchers
March 10, 2015 -- Apple introduced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed to benefit medical researchers, at its March 2015 Special Event on Monday. Using ResearchKit, researchers will be able to more easily design apps that allow patients to remotely consent to join clinical trials and provide data.