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
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.
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
Next-gen visualization technology: Expanding server-side to cardiology and across the enterprise
November 15, 2019 -- Synapse 7X is a convergence of Fujifilm's server-side technology and it was designed to cover all the different areas of diagnostic visualization, as well as overall enterprise viewing. Synapse 7X promises to be a game changer for healthcare providers.
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.