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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

May 17, 2016  |  Kayt Sukel
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As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers...

Demystifying Deconstructed PACS

May 4, 2016  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Deconstructed PACS can be useful, but requires an understanding of the differences.

Orthopedic Clinic Pays $750K HIPAA Settlement For Disclosing PHI Without a Business Associate Agreement

April 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina agreed this week to pay $750,000 to settle charges that it allegedly violated privacy rules by providing patients’ protected health information (PHI) to a business partner without first executing a business associate...

Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

April 14, 2016  |  Kayt Sukel
article
After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10....

Mass General, Philips Link up to Advance Digital Pathology Adoption

March 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Massachusetts General Hospital will serve as a key testing site for a study with Philips that will take a closer look at pathology workflows.

UPMC Funds First Round of Projects in Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

March 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
UPMC announced it is funding the first six technology projects created under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with a focus on solving difficult healthcare challenges, such as reducing patient falls and improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses.

UC Health’s Breakthrough Into Leading-Edge Telehealth—and Telestroke

March 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at UC Health in Cincinnati are moving ahead with a leading-edge program in telehealth—including telestroke and telenephrology—that is leveraging technology to better serve patients and communities

Consolidation Changing Imaging Vendor Landscape

March 4, 2016  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Recent announcements are changing the landscape of imaging. There is good news and bad news from recent acquisitions that will impact provider choices.

IBM Watson Health to Acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

February 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Watson Health, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system, has announced plans to acquire Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven Health Analytics, a provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights, for $2.6 billion.

How Unleashing Trapped Clinical Data Has Saved Lives at Geisinger Health System

February 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A semifinalist in this year’s Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, Geisinger Health System is using data to save patients from a relatively unknown, but serious, medical condition.

At MD Anderson Cancer Center, Managing Image Flow on a Grand Scale

February 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Moving diagnostic imagines around and making them appropriately available is an inherently challenging prospect at the big, complex University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kevin W. McEnery, M.D. explains how he and his colleagues are innovating in that...

CommonWell Adds HIMSS, eClinicalWorks, Others to its Growing Alliance

February 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing its growth, recently announcing that seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.

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