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Implementing a Health System-Wide CDS System for Diagnostic Exam Ordering in Los Angeles

January 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At the Los Angeles County department of Health Services health system, Maitraya Patel, M.D. is helping to lead the enterprise-wide rollout of a clinical decision support solution for diagnostic imaging exam ordering

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today 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...

PACS Adoption High, But New Tech Could Drive Growth

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) are in heavy use in the clinical setting, yet there are growth opportunities for the next generation of storage and imaging sharing technologies, according to the 2015 Imaging Technology Study published by HIMSS...

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.


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