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Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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IBM has a storied history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

Why FDA’s Scott Gottlieb Wants to Create a ‘National Utility’ for Real-World Evidence

July 12, 2018  |  David Raths
commentary
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is signaling its intent to expand its work to get real-world data from EHRs and other data sources to assess product efficacy and safety.

Vendor vs. Provider: Why the Different Strategies?

June 29, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Recent vendor spinoffs seem contrary to healthcare provider consolidation

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

June 22, 2018  |  David Raths
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

At the Philadelphia HIT Summit, One Healthcare Leader Parses the Current State of Payer-Provider Convergence

May 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.

American College of Radiology Partners on AI Algorithm Development

May 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American College of Radiology and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assistance Intervention Society are working together to develop artificial intelligence algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists.

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with ASHPE Award for 2017 Top Ten Tech Trends Report

May 1, 2018  |  the editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics has once again been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for demonstrating writing excellence in the society’s Best Special Report editorial category for 2017.

Interoperability Oxymoron

April 27, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Interoperability is getting more attention, but it all depends on how it is defined

Report: Advanced Hacker Group, Orangeworm, Targeting Healthcare Industry

April 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
A new attack group, dubbed Orangeworm, is conducting targeted cyber attacks against healthcare organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia, according to a new report from researchers at cybersecurity firm Symantec.

Report: Exposed Medical Devices, Supply Chain Attacks Pose Major Cyber Risks

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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This coming May marks the anniversary of the WannaCry attack, yet, a year later, researchers found that the scare of ransomware may not have resulted in more secure healthcare environments, rather the attack surface has only expanded.

Can CDs Be Eliminated From the Image-Sharing Process?

April 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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The dream of imaging informatics executives is to get CD-ROMs out of the workflow. But they are stubbornly persistent — like fax machines in physician offices.

Be Careful How you Fan the FHIR’s of Interoperability!

April 4, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Interoperability is a hot topic, but its success can learn from prior interoperability experiences

IoT Report: Imaging Systems Present Biggest Security Risk in Healthcare

March 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
While infusion pumps are the most widely deployed connected medical devices, these devices are not the leading cause of security issues, a study found. In fact, imaging systems rank as the top security risk.

NSF Awards Rice University $10 million for Bioimaging Project

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to a Rice University-led team that hopes to create wearable and point-of-care microscopes that use on-chip illumination and sensing to non-invasively aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of nearly 100 health...

What Do Zero Footprint Image Viewers Have to do with Kidneys?

February 23, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
The National Kidney Foundation, in conjunction with GE Healthcare is using zero footprint viewer technology to improve transplant image accessibility.

Kibbe to Step Down as CEO of DirectTrust

February 21, 2018  |  David Raths
news
David Kibbe, M.D., M.B.A., announced he would step down as president and CEO of DirectTrust at the end of the year.

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Survey: Majority of Imaging Leaders See Important Role for Machine Learning in Radiology

February 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While there is much hype around machine learning and its uses in healthcare, a recent survey indicates that machine learning is not just a buzzword, as 84 percent of medical imaging professionals view the technology as being either important or extremely...

Despite Deadline Reprieve, Imaging Informatics Teams Feel Sense of Urgency About Clinical Decision Support

January 31, 2018  |  David Raths
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Although implementation of a law to require clinical decision support use involving imaging orders was delayed, imaging informatics executives still feel pressure to accelerate efforts to deploy a CDS system.

Epic Tops in Best in KLAS for Eighth Straight Year

January 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The 2018 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released this week by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

GE Healthcare, Intel Partner to Improve Digital Imaging Technology

December 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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GE Healthcare announced an expanded partnership with Intel that aims to enhance patient care and reduce costs for hospitals and health systems using digital imaging solutions, deployed via edge and cloud technologies.

Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Value-Based Imaging: “Radiologists Need to Become Part of the Care Team”

December 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, shares his perspectives on what's at stake for the imaging industry in the ongoing evolution of healthcare and the path forward toward value-based imaging.

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

New Report Examines Market Shifts in Radiology Imaging

November 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Current trends in radiology imaging are shifting at a rapid rate, and the past few years has seen a small shift where organizations using a “one-stop shop” approach for imaging solutions have begun considering a “best-of-breed” (deconstructed PACS) strategy...

Artificial Intelligence Offerings Highlight RSNA Meeting

November 27, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic at this week’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Sessions on the topic were drawing big crowds, and many vendors were using the show’s huge attendance to draw attention to new offerings.

Images, Perceptions, and Reality: In Science and In Healthcare, It’s All Complex

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A scientific study provides researchers with new insights into the complexity around how the brain processes visual stimuli. Images are incredibly important, on so many levels. And what about diagnostic imaging studies in healthcare?

Will Digital Pathology Finally Join Radiology in the New Digital Healthcare?

November 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.

Wide Load: Puzzling Out the Place of the Diagnostic Image in the Emerging Healthcare Landscape

November 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Even as the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value, how best to integrate image exchange into overall data exchange remains unresolved.

Enterprise Imaging: Pathological Slide Wars?

September 28, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Digital Pathology is coming! Will your facility be ready?

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