The time is now for deconstructed PACS
March 31, 2014 -- Is it time to rethink our perception of PACS? In this article, imaging informatics executive Brad Levin discusses how traditional PACS seems to have outlived its usefulness, and it should be replaced by a notion of deconstructed PACS in which technologies once seen as components now offer key functionality to radiologists.
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Cloud IT use requires technical, business due diligence
March 27, 2014 -- Want to implement a cloud-based health IT system? You'll need to perform thorough technical and business due diligence to ensure patient privacy and the availability and security of your data, according to a talk at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting.
Use of mobile devices in radiology requires extra care
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are increasingly being employed in radiology applications, but users must take heed of crucial technical factors that can affect their performance for viewing images, according to a Saturday presentation at ECR 2014.
Russia eyes teleradiology to bridge gaps in healthcare
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Slowly but surely, teleradiology is clearing challenging hurdles to adoption in Russia, paving the way for improved healthcare in sparsely populated areas of the country, attendees learned during Friday's "ESR meets Russia" session at ECR 2014.
iPad offers promise for mobile assessment of acute GI bleeding
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - An iPad can be an effective tool for reading CT angiography studies in patients suspected of having acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, according to a presentation from Italian researchers on Thursday at ECR 2014.
The PACSman Awards: HIMSS 2014 edition
March 5, 2014 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is a completely different show than RSNA's annual confab in Chicago. RSNA is more serious, while HIMSS has an almost carnival atmosphere to it, according to PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo, also known as the PACSman.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Radiology at HIMSS 2014
March 3, 2014 -- If anyone ever questioned the power the IT department wields in the healthcare environment, the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Orlando, FL, last week dispelled each and every one of those doubts. In two words, IT rules, according to the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo.
HIMSS: IT service models ease shift of PACS to enterprise IT
February 26, 2014 -- ORLANDO, FL - Moving control of imaging informatics from radiology to enterprise IT can spark a real culture clash. However, IT service models used by chief information officers outside of healthcare can help smooth this transition, according to a talk at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
HIMSS: Cleveland Clinic tells VNA success story
February 24, 2014 -- ORLANDO, FL - When the Cleveland Clinic moved to a vendor-neutral archive (VNA), it realized a wide range of advantages, not the least of which was improved access to images -- both radiology and nonradiology -- through the electronic medical record, according to a presentation on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
Teleradiology supports local radiologists, hospitals, patients
February 18, 2014 -- Teleradiology has come under fire in recent years as a threat to local radiology groups. But teleradiology when used properly should be seen as a tool for delivering better patient care more efficiently, rather than as a competitor to local groups, according to Dr. John Feole of Strategic Imaging Consultants.
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