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

July 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
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
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
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
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
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
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
The clinical health IT market is expected to reach $19.7 billion in 2019, according to a recent report from BCC Research.

Fujifilm’s Acquisition of TeraMedica Marks Further Consolidation in Imaging Informatics Market

May 14, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
In a sign of ongoing consolidation in the imaging informatics market, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA announced on May 13 that it was acquiring vendor-neutral archive (VNA) software firm TeraMedica

Mednax to buy Virtual Radiologic for $500M

May 12, 2015  |  David Raths
In a sign that the teleradiology market is heating up, Mednax Inc., a publicly traded provider of pediatric subspecialty and anesthesia physician services, announced it is purchasing Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a teleradiology services company, in a cash deal...

When Will Radiologists See the “Light” on the Need to Justify Diagnostic Imaging Utilization?

May 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
One radiologist makes what might seem like a radical suggestion: with accelerating risk contracting, radiologists are going to need to document the differential outcomes benefits of specific diagnostic imaging procedures

Time to Retire the term “VNA”?

May 1, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Is it time to create a better acronym for clinical image content management than the VNA?

HIMSS Observations: Better Late than Never

April 27, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Other obligations limited my time at HIMSS15 and meant that I needed to focus on specific topics. Living within two-to-three hours of downtown Chicago also made it an attractive proposition to attend this year!


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