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.
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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.
New Revolution CT scanner paces GE's RSNA introductions December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - A new CT scanner called Revolution that acquires 16 cm of data per rotation is the RSNA 2013 highlight for GE Healthcare. The vendor is also showcasing women's imaging, a rebranding of its automated breast ultrasound technology, and a new angiography system with large-format digital detectors.
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.