Referring physicians would like multimedia radiology reports November 22, 2013 -- Stories are always better with pictures, and that may also be true for radiology reports. A Stanford University team recently determined that reports with embedded images would be of considerable interest to referring physicians, and they may even yield improvements in patient care and outcomes.
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House subcommittee mulls new approach to mobile app regulation November 20, 2013 -- The debate over how best to regulate mobile medical apps reached the halls of the U.S. Congress this week as representatives sparred over a proposed bill that could strip the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its authority to regulate many types of app software.
Can social media improve communication in healthcare? November 19, 2013 -- Social media has transformed the way many people communicate and interact. Could technologies used for social media platforms also improve communication within healthcare organizations? They just might, according to a team from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Big data and its relevance to medical imaging November 8, 2013 -- "Big data" is a buzzword you'll be seeing a lot over the next few years as your corporate executive team and healthcare vendors incorporate it into their business development activities. Hjalmer Danielson from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting helps give some definition to the term in this new column.
Speech recognition improves report turnaround time November 7, 2013 -- Using speech recognition software improved report turnaround time 24-fold in a community radiology practice, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology still looms large in ECRI's top 10 hazards November 5, 2013 -- Medical radiation no longer tops the top 10 list of technology hazards published each year by the ECRI Institute. That dubious honor, for the second year in a row, goes to those beeping, buzzing, distracting, infuriating, wolf-crying alarms that are becoming ubiquitous throughout healthcare.
Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse October 21, 2013 -- Generating roughly one-third of all CT scans, the emergency department would seem a key target for imaging decision-support software. And emergency physicians would welcome the technology, if research from Washington University School of Medicine is any indication.
Integrating imaging informatics in a health system: Part 2 September 19, 2013 -- In this second part of a series on integrating imaging informatics in a health system, AuntMinnie.com describes the experience of the Yale New Haven Health System. Part 1 presented the experience of the North Shore - LIJ Health System.
Integrating imaging informatics in a health system: Part 1 September 18, 2013 -- In the first of a two-part series on integrating imaging informatics in a health system, AuntMinnie.com presents the experience of the North Shore - LIJ Health System. Part 2 will describe the experience of the Yale New Haven Health System.
CTRM: Changing how radiologists and clinicians communicate August 12, 2013 -- The adoption of critical test results management (CTRM) software can bring changes in how radiologists communicate with referring physicians -- changes for the better. In this article, Dr. Mark Flyer of Maimonides Medical Center describes how his hospital's implementation of a CTRM system led to better communication.