Federal regulatory plan for health IT wins positive reviews
April 14, 2014 -- The new federal regulatory framework proposed earlier this month for healthcare IT software is getting generally positive reviews from the radiology community. A first look at the proposal indicates that it strikes a balance between promoting innovation and protecting patient safety.
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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.
Risk analysis paves way for securing patient data
March 21, 2014 -- Healthcare organizations must deal with a number of regulatory requirements for ensuring patient data security, and compliance begins with a thoughtful, detailed risk assessment analysis, according to a talk at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting in Orlando, FL.
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.
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: RHIO image exchange saves lives, cuts dupe exams
February 25, 2014 -- ORLANDO, FL - It could have been a tragedy. But thanks to image exchange via the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in New York, a patient's life was saved, according to a Tuesday presentation at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
Report: Medical cybersecurity risks include radiology software
February 24, 2014 -- Many healthcare information assets have been compromised, and no organization is immune, according to a report issued by Internet security firm SANS Institute and sponsored by security firm Norse. Radiology software was among the most prominent healthcare sources of malicious Internet traffic.
Health information exchange lowers repeat emergency imaging
January 30, 2014 -- Adopting health information exchange between unaffiliated healthcare providers leads to significant decreases in repeat imaging studies in emergency departments and could potentially save millions of dollars, according to a large study from the University of Michigan.
Decision support aids follow-up of incidental lung nodules
January 7, 2014 -- Fewer than 1% of incidental pulmonary nodules on abdominal CT turn out to be malignant; however, the odds of catching these rare lung cancers could be improved by using clinical decision-support software when recommending follow-up imaging, according to research from Massachusetts General Hospital.
The 2013 PACSman Awards: Coming out of the dark
December 5, 2013 -- CHICAGO - After a two-year hiatus, PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo is back with his PACSman Awards, which take a light-hearted look at what the many vendors had to offer at this week's RSNA 2013 show.
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