Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria
May 31, 2018 -- Social media platforms have helped teleradiologists from all over the world support local physicians in Syria, which has been in a state of crisis due to civil war since 2011, according to a case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada
May 28, 2018 -- While Canadians fiercely defend their country's healthcare system and its universal access to care, the Canadian model suffers from woes such as long wait times and a shortage of physicians. Laurie Lafleur of Paragon Consulting Partners suggests that innovation in healthcare IT can help address some of these shortcomings.  Discuss
How does CDS affect orders for imaging exams?
May 25, 2018 -- Can the use of clinical decision-support (CDS) software significantly improve the appropriateness of imaging study orders? Yes, it can, particularly for physician trainees, according to research published online May 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
May 1, 2018 -- Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman's future risk of breast cancer -- in particular, the risk of invasive interval cancers? Yes, it can, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
CMS proposes overhaul of meaningful use program
April 25, 2018 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a number of changes to its Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System for 2019, including renaming and overhauling its meaningful use IT stimulus program.  Discuss
'Orangeworm' hacker group targets healthcare with virus
April 23, 2018 -- A new hacker group called Orangeworm has developed a computer virus that specifically targets the healthcare sector. The virus has already been detected on devices such as x-ray and MRI machines, according to a warning issued on April 23 by antivirus firm Symantec.  Discuss
Should you change PACS vendors? 10 reasons to consider
April 16, 2018 -- Given the challenges involved, why would anyone want to switch PACS vendors? In this article, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech gives his top 10 reasons based on discussions with PACS professionals and feedback from his PACS administrator students.  Discuss
Philips issues security advisory for PACS software
April 9, 2018 -- Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team have issued security advisories regarding potential vulnerabilities in the vendor's iSite and IntelliSpace PACS software.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI
March 29, 2018 -- There's no doubt that research and commercial activity is surging for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology applications: published more than 175 articles on AI news alone in the past year. The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) factor remains a big hurdle to clear, however, explains PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss
DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions
March 9, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - A start-up firm making the rounds at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting aims to create a marketplace for teleradiology services that will match academic radiologists directly with healthcare providers -- and even patients -- who need their image interpretation skills.  Discuss
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Video from RSNA 2019: The 4 pillars of enterprise imaging
Video from RSNA 2019: The 4 pillars of enterprise imaging

Luke Bideaux of Vega Imaging Informatics explains why you should consider basing your enterprise imaging strategy on what he calls the four pillars of enterprise imaging. Learn more