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

November 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
article
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
news
According to a Nov. 11 report online at AuntMinnie.com, 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
news
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
news
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
commentary
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
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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
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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...

An Imaging Vendor Evolution?

September 15, 2015  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Recently I had some interesting conversations about potential changes in the imaging industry that parallel changes taking place in the U.S. healthcare industry.

Temple, GE Highlight Risk Sharing in Imaging Deal

August 31, 2015  |  David Raths
article
Temple University Health System and GE Healthcare say a new contract aligns incentives to promote value by providing higher-quality radiologic imaging services more efficiently at a lower cost.

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

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