How will PACS evolve over the next decade?
April 22, 2019 -- PACS has evolved over the past 35 years, and the next decade will be no different. The next generation of PACS technology will be driven by trends such as enterprise imaging, workflow, and artificial intelligence, according to this new column by Herman Oosterwijk of OTech. Read More
The value of the CIIP: Part 3 -- Radiologist support
April 9, 2019 -- The healthcare industry trend to consolidate enterprise IT support can result in unmet departmental needs and increased costs if subject matter experts aren't available to help clinicians. In the third installment of his article series, certified imaging informatics professional (CIIP) Luke Bideaux shows how a CIIP's skills in radiologist support can positively affect operational outcomes and help avoid costly system overhauls. Read More
CDS reduces inappropriate imaging in the ED
March 29, 2019 -- Inappropriate orders for advanced imaging in the emergency department (ED) decrease when hospitals use clinical decision-support (CDS) tools, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
The value of the CIIP: Part 2 -- Workflow optimization
March 20, 2019 -- If utilized correctly, certified imaging informatics professionals (CIIPs) can be tremendously valuable to imaging practices. In the second of a new series of articles, CIIP Luke Bideaux shows how a CIIP's skills in workflow optimization can yield significant cost savings and help to alleviate radiologist burnout. Read More
Mobile App Spotlight: Rads Consult
March 18, 2019 -- presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Rads Consult, created to assist referring physicians in appropriately ordering imaging studies, Rads Consult is a radiology-specific clinical decision support (CDS) tool designed for use on mobile devices. Read More
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities. Read More
Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The combination of an imaging analytics platform and lean management concepts can deliver substantial improvements in MRI department operational efficiency without affecting the quality of care, researchers reported at ECR 2019. Read More
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software. Read More
Beware the perils of revealing data on social media
March 1, 2019 -- Sharing patient data on Facebook and WhatsApp involves a breach of European data protection regulations and can have serious consequences, according to Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. At today's Special Focus session at ECR 2019, his goal was to raise awareness of the issue, and he shared some secure alternatives. Read More