Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business
December 17, 2019 -- Fujifilm is planning to acquire the medical imaging business of Hitachi in what would be a major consolidation of Japanese medical device firms, according to news reports. The deal would marry Fujifilm's strength in digital x-ray and image management software with Hitachi's modality scanner business.  Discuss
Secure enterprise imaging: Protecting child abuse victims
December 11, 2019 -- The statistics are staggering. An estimated 1,688 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2017 alone. According to the National Children's Alliance, nearly 700,000 children across the country are abused every year.
Video from RSNA 2019: The 4 pillars of enterprise imaging
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Is your healthcare system considering an enterprise imaging strategy? Luke Bideaux of Vega Imaging Informatics explains why you should consider basing it on what he calls the four pillars of enterprise imaging.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 3, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on December 2 that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
How to implement clinical decision support: Part 2
November 29, 2019 -- A number of different methods can be used to implement radiology clinical decision support, but whatever's chosen must be easy to use and integrated into the ordering physician's workflow, according to talks during a webinar hosted by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine on November 21.  Discuss
How to implement clinical decision support: Part 1
November 26, 2019 -- After years of delays, the era of mandated clinical decision support for ordering advanced imaging studies for Medicare patients is finally at hand. It's time to get ready, according to presentations during a webinar hosted November 21 by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
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.