Biometric ID technology for healthcare is taking off July 1, 2011 -- Radiologists are the undisputed leaders in adopting electronic record keeping. But the profession is behind the curve with biometric identification, a technology that's generating a sea change in security IT and making impressive gains in hospital utilization.
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Google kills personal health record service June 27, 2011 -- Internet search giant Google put an end to its foray into healthcare by announcing the shutdown of its widely publicized Google Health personal health record service. Google said that the service is being terminated effective December 31.
CARS: Personalized medicine at last reaches the patient June 24, 2011 -- BERLIN - Planning for the era of personalized medicine -- a science and an art that combines genetics and patient histories with imaging and population-based atlases -- is finally giving way to real treatment of real patients, according to a presentation on the first day of the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
FDA offers tips on regulatory review process June 20, 2011 -- If you're a developer of imaging informatics software, does the thought of navigating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulatory review process fill you with abject terror? If so, then maybe you should update your perspective of the agency.
PACS text paging app boosts critical results notification June 17, 2011 -- A text paging application embedded in PACS software can provide a simple and inexpensive means of notifying referring physicians of critical imaging results, according to researchers from Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Feds ask for 12-month delay for stage 2 of meaningful use June 10, 2011 -- The implementation of stage 2 of the U.S. government's "meaningful use" program for healthcare IT stimulus funding should be extended by 12 months, according to a recommendation by the Health IT Policy Committee of the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
SIIM: PACS audit data unlock ED image viewing stats June 5, 2011 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Radiology reports aren't as relevant if they're not ready before referring physicians view the images, particularly in the emergent setting. PACS audit data can help gauge this timeliness, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
SIIM: 'Meaningful use' can be mastered June 4, 2011 -- WASHINGTON, DC - From a radiology perspective, federal requirements to implement healthcare IT are unnecessary at best and ridiculous at worst. But they're here to stay. At the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting, the "Dwyer Lecture" provided a synopsis of achieving meaningful use, government style.