Should you change PACS vendors? 10 reasons to consider
April 16, 2018 -- Given the challenges involved, why would anyone want to switch PACS vendors? In this article, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech gives his top 10 reasons based on discussions with PACS professionals and feedback from his PACS administrator students.  Discuss
Philips issues security advisory for PACS software
April 9, 2018 -- Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team have issued security advisories regarding potential vulnerabilities in the vendor's iSite and IntelliSpace PACS software.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI
March 29, 2018 -- There's no doubt that research and commercial activity is surging for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology applications: AuntMinnie.com published more than 175 articles on AI news alone in the past year. The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) factor remains a big hurdle to clear, however, explains PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss
DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions
March 9, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - A start-up firm making the rounds at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting aims to create a marketplace for teleradiology services that will match academic radiologists directly with healthcare providers -- and even patients -- who need their image interpretation skills.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 3
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - What's the best way to measure the progress of hospitals in adopting digital imaging technologies? Kim Garriott of Logicalis explains the new Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) from HIMSS Analytics in this Facebook Live video from day 3 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 2
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - Our coverage continues of this week's annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting. In a Facebook Live video from day 2 of the conference, we talk to Steve Holloway from market research firm Signify Research about enterprise imaging and how radiology is fitting into the wider world of enterprise IT.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
HIMSS: Health info exchange enables better stroke care
March 7, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - The creation of a health information exchange in the Maryland/Washington, DC, region has improved stroke care by giving doctors faster access to medical images, enabling them to triage patients better, according to a Tuesday presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 1
March 7, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - In this Facebook Live video from day 1 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting, AuntMinnie.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey talks with Jef Williams of Paragon Consulting Partners about the rapid growth of HIMSS over the years and the challenges of integrating radiology data into healthcare IT tools such as electronic medical records.  Discuss
Enterprise imaging: Threat or opportunity for radiology?
March 6, 2018 -- Enterprise imaging is an opportunity for change, not a threat, and should be embraced by radiologists, according to informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech. He offers some recommendations for dealing with the advent of enterprise imaging, as well as suggestions for turning it into an opportunity.  Discuss
Special Feature
Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology

Nearly 3,000 DICOM servers worldwide remain open and unsecured against external data access, representing a considerable ongoing cybersecurity threat to radiology, according to a presentation at RSNA 2017. Read more

CIO Focus
4 steps to expand enterprise imaging beyond radiology
As technology evolves, more specialties across the healthcare spectrum are recognizing the value of enterprise-available medical imaging. To succeed today, IT leaders and medical imaging departments must collaborate to create enterprise image strategies that meet patient clinical needs for image sharing, writes Richie Pfeiffer from LifeImage.
Conferences
Comprehensive DICOM Certification
May 14-16
Dallas, Texas United States
PACS Administrator Course: Training in Imaging Informatics
May 14-18
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Comprehensive HL7: V2 and FHIR
May 17-18
Dallas, Texas United States
Fundamentals of Clinical and IT (PARCA CPAS)
May 21-22
Dallas, Texas United States
PACS System Administration
May 23-26
Dallas, Texas United States