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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”

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: A Deeper Look into the Imaging Informatics Landscape and a Preview of RSNA’s Annual Conference

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal take a deeper look into what organizations on the leading edge of imaging informatics are doing in advance of next week’s RSNA’s annual meeting.

HealthMyne Integrates Imaging Analytics Platform with EHR

November 17, 2015  |  Heather Landi
HealthMyne, a Madison-Wis.-based imaging informatics company, is working with Epic Systems and UW Health to integrate its imaging analytics platform with electronic health record (EHR) data.

Shifting Landscape: In the Imaging Informatics World, Everything Is Changing

November 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare system reform, consolidation on all fronts, and changing technologies, are combining to create an unprecedented landscape of questions and instability in imaging informatics. How should healthcare IT leaders proceed? Strategically and thoughtfully,...

What Does CMS’ Delay in its Imaging Order Mandate Really Mean?

November 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Could the announcement on Nov. 11 by CMS officials of a delay in the implementation of a mandate around diagnostic imaging test ordering by referring physicians erode provider confidence?

Editor's Notes: How Travel Became a Global Business-and How Imaging Informatics Might Become Globalized, Too

November 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A fascinating book I am reading on global travel and tourism can be tied into what’s happening right now with imaging informatics in U.S. healthcare.

CMS Officials Delay Diagnostic Imaging Test Mandate That Had Been Set for January 2017

November 12, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
According to a Nov. 11 report online at, CMS has postponed its January 1, 2017 deadline for physicians to use clinical decision support software when ordering diagnostic imaging tests

Illinois Medical Centers Team Up for Telestroke

November 4, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine and Palos Community Hospital, also in Illinois, have launched a telemedicine program that allows specialists in Maywood to assist Palos physicians with stroke care.

Digirad Acquires DMS Health Technologies for $36M

October 16, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Suwanee, Ga.-based medical digital imaging Digirad Corporation has acquired DMS Health Technologies for $36 million in cash.

ARRA/MU Stage 3: Imaging Implications

October 14, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Application providers and healthcare providers need to think creatively in terms of achieving ARRA/MU Stage 3 objectives, especially when it comes to imaging.

The Health Data Management Evolution: A Better Approach to Application Migration

October 8, 2015  |  Tony Cotterill, founder and chief products officer at BridgeHead Software
Health data management software has emerged from infrastructure as hospital “plumbing” to its new position as a primary, clinical application. One of the drivers for this change is the new role of the EMR and the fact that hospitals everywhere are struggling...

Urban Legends of Radiology Study Storage: The Importance of a Viable Data Retention Policy

October 2, 2015  |  By Kayt Sukel
With nearly 600 million imaging procedures performed each year, and image archive storage demands growing by approximately 40 percent per year, storage of digital images has become a pain point in the healthcare IT budget. But what are the deciding factors...


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