• CIO Sound Off: Our Job in IT Is to Protect Patient Data

    Balancing the need to protect patient records from would-be data thieves while providing physicians with access to those records is always on his mind, says John Mertz, CIO and vice president of…
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  • What’s Appropriate?

    The promise, mandate and controversy over clinical decision support software.
  • Small Hospital, Big Data

    Community hospitals are leveraging radiology analytics to gain efficiencies, improve patient satisfaction, and cut costs.
  • Endless Road

    Implementing an enterprise imaging strategy is an ongoing process. Success is all about reaching the milestones rather than a final destination.
John Mertz, CIO and VP of Information Services, South Nassau Community Hospital
Balancing the need to protect patient records from would-be data thieves while providing physicians with access to those records is always on his mind, says John Mertz, CIO and vice president of information services at South Nassau Community Hospital in Oceanside, NY.
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vRad and Xifin Inc have announced a partnership to encourage physician collaboration in order to facilitate CDRs of radiology, pathology and clinical laboratory results.
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Shown at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine conference in Orlando, the CARESTREAM Touch Ultrasound System is set to offer an improved user experience and enhanced image quality to meet the needs of even the most demanding radiologists and sonographers.
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Ten abstracts at the European Congress of Radiology meeting, held earlier this month, discussed the ability of volumetric breast imaging data to reduce subjectivity in density assessment.
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Zotec Partners LLC, of Indianapolis, recently announced it has named Steve Collins as vice president of business development for its radiology division.
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How to utilize the referring physician portal to make the customer king.
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Retaining its name and brand identity, Imaging Healthcare Specialists in Southern California will continue its relationship with the contracted physicians of Radiology Medical Group and Physicians Radiology Medical Group. Both groups will remain independent.
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Nine out of 20 small-practice EMR vendors participating in the study had one-third of their customers wanting or planning to leave.
Researchers use A.I. to reimagine healthcare
Scientists are two major institutions are using artificial intelligence software to makes sense of big data which can eventually lead to better diagnosis and treatment for patients. Learn more about this exciting development in this story from cio.com.
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Students at Roane State Community College will use a unified suite from Advanced Data Systems and Intuitive Imaging Informatics to learn about storing, presentation, and viewing of all types of radiographic reports, documentation and images.
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Ikonopedia recently announced the first installation of its MQSA follow-up tracking and management system at Kentucky Breast Care in Russell Springs, Ky. The dedicated breast imaging services provider has also installed the company’s full suite of breast imaging report generation software tools.
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Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan, Okla., has chosen Merge to support its launch of a new cardiology program and cath lab.
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The commercial model of the RadioGenix features new enhancements that were made in direct response to recommendations from nuclear pharmacists at last year’s events.
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On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3. While the agency will be accepting comments until May 29, as it stands, the proposed rule aims to ease provider burden as it concerns the reporting period. For more details, see this article Healthcare Dive.
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The technology from aycan has evolved over the course of this last decade, with new offerings including the iPad app and advanced plug-ins.

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The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) recently announced that Megan Hayes has joined the organization as Regulatory and Standards Director.
Health records are the new credit cards
Think your Amex or VISA card leaves you vulnerable? Think again. The electronic health record is what hackers are after these days. Find out more in this article from cio.com.
EHR adoption up, challenges in interoperability and meaningful use remain
The testimony of the witnesses at a recent Senate hearing made it clear that the vision of a fully interoperable electronic health records system is a long way from reality. Learn more in this article from cio.com.
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Providing features and tools for clinicians to optimize their time, the new Infinix 4DCT with Aquilion PRIME CT system configuration brings CT technology to the interventional lab.
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Sectra PACS handles approximately 35 percent of all radiology examinations conducted in the Netherlands, making Sectra the market leader in the Dutch PACS market.