What to look for in AI and IT at RSNA 2019 November 22, 2019 -- RSNA 2019 offers an excellent chance for radiology professionals to get a good look at what's hot in artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT). Simon Harris and Steve Holloway of market research firm Signify Research discuss the major trends they expect to see at McCormick Place. Discuss
A meaningful solution for imaging access November 19, 2019 -- How can healthcare providers streamline access to imaging exams, both within their enterprise but also to external referring physicians? Tuality Healthcare in Oregon was able to do both thanks to its installation of Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer, a zero-footprint viewer that provides instant access to images and other patient data. Learn more about their story.
Automated workflow expedites handling of external CDs November 18, 2019 -- An automated workflow process can accurately and expeditiously handle the importing of outside imaging studies that arrive on CDs, freeing up staff time and enabling near real-time availability of these exams on PACS, according to research published online November 11 in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Discuss
Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates? November 15, 2019 -- Programming the hospital electronic health record (EHR) system to notify clinicians if and when patients are due for breast or colorectal cancer screening exams increased the exam ordering rate, but not the screening completion rate, in a new study published online November 15 in JAMA Network Open. Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT October 18, 2019 -- The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future role of clinical and diagnostic software for specialists. In radiology, questions are arising about the future of imaging IT applications such as PACS. Don't look for imaging IT to go away anytime soon, however, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research. Discuss
Patient photos yield clinical benefits in radiography October 14, 2019 -- Photos of patients taken at the same time they receive a portable radiography exam can yield a variety of clinical benefits for radiologists, such as reduced errors in diagnosis and treatment, according to research published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
What's the best way to protect your PACS? October 8, 2019 -- It can be challenging for healthcare institutions to protect their PACS against cybersecurity threats. In an effort to help, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft practice guide aimed at helping healthcare organizations achieve PACS security. Discuss
Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases? October 7, 2019 -- Imaging informatics professionals are increasingly playing a significant role in medicolegal cases. In this article, Luke Bideaux explores this trend and discusses the qualifications needed to serve as a special adviser or expert witness, as well as the legal situations that would benefit from their involvement. Discuss
Report: Millions of imaging studies left unsecure in U.S. September 18, 2019 -- Medical images and related data for more than 5 million patients in the U.S. are publicly accessible on the internet, according to an investigative report published online September 17 by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. Discuss