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Hospitals Lack Proper Web Security Programs, HIMSS Analytics Reports

November 30, 2015  |  Heather Landi
While healthcare leaders understand the risks to data security, many still do not understand the best way to address security challenges, leaving hospitals and health centers vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, according to a survey by HIMSS Analytics.

Survey: So Far, Most Orgs Satisfied with ICD-10 Transition

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
About eight in 10 healthcare organizations have said that the ICD-10 transition—now two months in—has gone smoothly, according to a KPMG LLP survey.

LIVE FROM RSNA: Highlighting the Drive Towards Data-Driven Healthcare, GE Healthcare Hosts a Broad Discussion

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Images, data, interoperability, and analytics were front and center in a discussion session involving provider leaders and senior executives of GE Healthcare, in the GE Healthcare booth Monday morning, at RSNA

Attendance Appears to Slide at RSNA 2015

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
If the final attendance numbers of RSNA15 remain close to the advance registration figures posted Monday by RSNA officials, attendance this year will have dipped 16 percent

Could Smart Devices Alert Children About Asthma Triggers?

November 30, 2015  |  David Raths
Researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California are developing a technology platform designed to enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to notify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.

Survey: Digital Tomosynthesis and Cloud-Based Image Sharing Are on Radiology Providers’ Radars

November 30, 2015  |  Heather Landi
There continues to be rapid advancements in medical imaging technology and many radiology providers see breast tomosynthesis as one of the most exciting new and emerging imaging technologies, according to a peer60 report.

ONC Report: Personal Health Records Should be Integrated into HIEs

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recommends that patients’ personal health records (PHRs) be implemented in health information exchanges (HIEs).

LIVE FROM RSNA: UPMC’s Shrestha: A Time of “Resurgence” Among Radiologists

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
On Monday morning at RSNA, UPMC’s Rasu B. Shrestha, a national thought-leader in imaging and imaging informatics, is bullish about the future of radiology and imaging informatics to truly add value to the healthcare system

On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”


A Story About Big Data and Wearables That’s Making Parkinson’s Patients (and me) Thankful

November 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference earlier this month, I was fascinated by a session on the intersection of wearables and big data, and what’s being done to help Parkinson’s patients.

Teledentistry Making a Difference in Rural New York

November 24, 2015     David Raths
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

An Interview with Michael Blum, M.D., Director of UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation

November 22, 2015     David Raths
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.

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