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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: Rads Consult
March 18, 2019 -- AuntMinnie.com 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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
PACS at HIMSS: Changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes
February 22, 2019 -- Why would anyone in radiology go to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting to look at PACS? Well, you really don't need to, but since you're already there, you might as well take a peek. Our intrepid contributor Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- visited HIMSS 2019 in Orlando, FL, and filed this report.  Discuss
HIMSS: Radiology workflow orchestration makes sweet music
February 15, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Workflow orchestration can maximize quality, improve service, and reduce costs for multisite radiology practices, while ensuring equitable workload for radiologists and enabling advanced data analysis, according to a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.  Discuss