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Study: Use of Health Information Exchange Reduces Repeat Imaging Costs

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Providers who access patient records through an electronic health information exchange (HIE) order fewer repeat X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging tests, resulting in cost savings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...

Massachusetts Launches Digital Health Innovation Hub Initiative

January 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Massachusetts is bringing together stakeholders across state government, healthcare and the technology sector in a public-private partnership to stimulate the state's health IT sector, according to an announcement from Governor Charlie Baker.

ONC Releases Final 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 23, 2015  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) identifying and assessing the best available standards and implementation specifications for...

Looking at the Big Picture Around Radiology and Imaging Informatics Changes

December 17, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO of the 24-hospital Texas Health Resources, shares his perspectives on the long journey forward towards optimizing imaging informatics and radiological and other clinical practice in the context of sweeping change

Survey: Healthcare Providers Recognizing Benefits of IT to Meet Federal Requirements

December 17, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Although the healthcare industry has often lagged behind other sectors in its use of IT, the majority of hospitals are now leveraging technology to meet the requirements of federal initiatives such as meaningful use and accountable care, according to a recent...

Diagnostics Report Platform Vendor Evidentia Gets Venture Funding

December 13, 2015  |  David Raths
Evidentia Health Inc., a Minneapolis company that has created a platform to help radiologists and pathologists communicate with their referring providers and patients, has received $1.2 million in Series A financing, led by Invenshure LLC, a Minneapolis...

RSNA 2015 Musings

December 11, 2015  |  Joe Marion
RSNA 2015 is history. What were some of the key enterprise imaging highlights?

Study: Mobile Stroke Unit’s Use of Telemedicine Speeds Stroke Treatment

December 8, 2015  |  Heather Landi
A Cleveland Clinic mobile stroke treatment unit (MSTU) was able to initiate faster treatment for its stroke patients compared to patients treated in the emergency department by utilizing telemedicine, according to a research study published in JAMA Neurology.

Farewell to RSNA15: When It Comes to the Future of Healthcare, the Handwriting Was On the Wall

December 7, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
If it seemed clear last year at RSNA 2014, the clarity this year at the annual RSNA Conference, held every year at Chicago’s vast McCormick Place Convention Center, was unmistakable: change is here.

LIVE FROM RSNA: Parsing Vendors’ Pitches on the Exhibit Floor

December 2, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Industry expert and observer Joe Marion shares his insights on what he’s been seeing on the exhibit floor at this year’s RSNA Conference, being held this week at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center

LIVE FROM RSNA: Radiologists Need to Get Out of a “Radiology-Centric” View of Practice

December 2, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
John P. Karis, M.D., a Phoenix neuroradiologist, shares his perspectives on what radiologists need to do, going forward into the new healthcare, during the annual RSNA Conference

LIVE FROM RSNA: At Massachusetts General, an Assertive Push into CDS for Radiologists

December 1, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Tarik Alkasab, M.D., Ph.D. is helping to lead his fellow radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital forward in a highly innovative initiative around clinical decision support in a radiology-specific context


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