Erik Ridley

Erik is senior editor at AuntMinnie.com and focuses on coverage of artificial intelligence and imaging informatics. He joined the website in 2000 and has 24 years of radiology journalism experience, including previous stints with Diagnostic Imaging magazine, Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter, and PACS and Networking News. Erik holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut.

Articles by this author
VA adopts automated notification of abnormal imaging results
May 10, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Proper medical care can often hinge on a clinician's receipt of abnormal imaging findings. But with the heavy workloads common in today's healthcare environment, clinicians can't always check every radiology report, and radiologists don't always have time to call referring physicians with abnormal results.
Radiologists, speech pathologists differ in diagnosis of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
May 9, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Speech pathologists frequently identified laryngeal penetration or aspiration that was not described by radiologists viewing the same videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS), according to research presented May 8 at the centennial meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.
Algotec pursues ASP model in bid for PACS market success
May 2, 2000 -- The stiff capital equipment expenditures associated with PACS have long been a formidable market barrier. But some industry watchers believe that hurdle may soon be largely removed, thanks to increasing vendor adoption of application service provider (ASP) distribution models.
Siemens inks deal to buy IT firm Shared Medical Systems
May 1, 2000 -- Siemens Medical Systems moved aggressively today to broaden its presence in the healthcare information technology market, announcing an agreement to buy healthcare IT powerhouse Shared Medical Systems.
InSite One aims to trim PACS archiving expense with InDex
April 26, 2000 -- Storage is a stubbornly expensive component of PACS implementation, typically generating about 30% of the cost of a network purchase. Now, a company called InSite One hopes to trim that figure substantially with the roll-out of a service that will provide low-cost off-site data storage.
Vendor-sponsored Web exchanges aim to capture online purchasing
April 20, 2000 -- Earlier this month, several major healthcare equipment providers announced the formation of Global Healthcare Exchange, an independent online company that hopes to facilitate the exchange of information related to buying, selling, and distributing healthcare products and services worldwide.
Existing CR technology may boost Fuji in digital mammography
April 18, 2000 -- Among the vendors vying for position in the nascent digital mammography market, Fuji Medical Systems USA has a built-in advantage: The company's technology for digital breast imaging is already incorporated into many of its computed radiography systems.
Image data repository meets need for EPR image access
April 13, 2000 -- DALLAS - The integration of PACS with radiology and hospital information systems opens the door to a host of clinical and work-flow benefits. But full integration remains an elusive goal, one that's exacerbated by vendors' lack of adherence to DICOM and HL-7 data exchange standards and other factors.
Technologists travel to Washington, DC, in bid to spur on licensing bill
April 11, 2000 -- The lobbying effort is heating up to bring into law a technologist licensing and credentialing program in the U.S. after a group of technologists visited Washington, DC, to lobby in favor of the legislation.
RSNA and HIMSS renew IHE project for improving healthcare data exchange
April 10, 2000 -- DALLAS - The integration of images with information, long an elusive goal for many vendors and healthcare practices, continues to move towards reality at this week's HIMSS meeting.