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Can Healthcare IT Leaders Help Radiology Leaders Improve Radiology Quality through New Peer Review Strategies?

August 10, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Innovative processes like retrospective time-limited radiological peer review absolutely call out for strong, smart IT facilitation and support

Developing a Clinically Integrated Network in a Pediatric Setting: Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Experience

August 9, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
article
The leaders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have been busy at work building a clinically integrated network, and an ACO, in a pediatric setting, and they’ve been learning important lessons along the way

What Does IBM’s Acquisition of Merge Healthcare Say About the Healthcare IT Market?

August 7, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
IBM’s acquisition of Merge Healthcare caps a series of recent acquisitions, and reflects major shifts taking place now in several healthcare IT vendor sectors

BREAKING: IBM to Acquire Merge Healthcare for $1B

August 6, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM has just made a big move in the area of advanced image analytics, announcing that it has acquired the Chicago-based Merge Healthcare, a provider of software for managing and processing medical images, for $1 billion.

Report: Healthcare Orgs Becoming More Open to Image Sharing

July 20, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Image sharing is slowly gaining wider acceptance among healthcare systems as technology continues to advance, according to a new survey from software provider peer 60.

Debe Gash’s Midwestern Common Sense and the Ubiquity of Images

July 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well

Saint Luke’s-Kansas City’s Shift to Community-Wide Cloud-Based Image Access

July 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
article
At Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, CIO Deborah Gash has led a successful initiative to implement a community-wide cloud-based image information exchange

Time to Apply Pressure for Hemodynamic Standards

June 26, 2015  |  Joe Marion
commentary
It's time to apply pressure on vendors and standards agencies to create a standard for hemodynamic system interoperability.

What Does the Acquisition of a PACS System in the High Arctic Say about the U.S. Imaging Informatics Market?

June 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The acquisition of a PACS system and a CT scanner by Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit in Canada’s Nunavut Territory speaks to the near-universalization of imaging diagnostics and informatics access

Reevaluating the Provider-Vendor Relationship in Georgia

June 3, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
article
Georgia Regents Medical Center took an unusual step in trying to adapt with the constant shifts in the healthcare system. They entered a 15-year, $300 million shared-risk agreement with a vendor.

Research: CDS Tools Need Improvement to Reduce Unnecessary Imaging Costs

June 2, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
news
Clinical decision support tools can lead to a reduction in the ordering of inappropriate advanced imaging tests, according to new research from the RAND Corporation. The tools just need to improve.

Report: Clinical Health IT Market to Near $20B in 2019

May 26, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The clinical health IT market is expected to reach $19.7 billion in 2019, according to a recent report from BCC Research.

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