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Quantum Medical Imaging has completed installation of a Q-Rad Digital DRX radiographic system at the Burbank Advanced Imaging Center, a member of the San Fernando Valley Imaging centers network.
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The Palm Medical Group has selected HealthFusion’s MediTouch electronic health record software for members who need to implement or upgrade EHRs in their practice.
In 6 Months, the White House Has Replaced its Top IT Leaders
In the last six months, there have been sweeping changes in top federal IT leaders—a new CTO, a new CIO, and the appointment of a Chief Data Scientist. Some say the White House may be signaling that it's trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking. Learn more in this article from cio.com.
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In January, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) introduced its National Interoperability Roadmap. It includes a list of suggested standards that will be released in stages over the next two years to help complete national interoperability by 2017. But some experts say it’s a daunting challenge.
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Radiology Associates of North Texas, PA, the largest physician-owned radiology practice in the United States, has named Corbin Wilson, JD, as its new CEO, effective March 2, 2015.
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Viztek has sold more than 300 units of its ViZion + Wireless DR panel, which first appeared on the market in November 2014. Customers have reportedly commended the system’s image quality and user-friendly software.
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At the IHE North America Connectathon 2015, held in January in Cleveland, Sectra successfully completed testing of the IHE profiles Mammo and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis using the Sectra PACS.
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Carestream has appointed Ted Taccardi as vice president of Global Customer Care to oversee the company’s field support, remote, and platform teams.
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As if data security wasn’t a big enough challenge, the latest headache for healthcare IT leaders: websites that offer hackers for hire. Healthcare data is the crème de la crème for cyber criminals as it far surpasses that of credit card data in terms of the quality of valuable information it offers about an individual. It’s no wonder hospital IT professionals are concerned about websites that advertise hackers for hire. To learn more, see this article in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review.
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Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has received ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification for Synapse RIS Version 6.3.3., ensuring that the system can help eligible professionals meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.
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Toshiba America Medical Systems has named Guy Poloni as director of its MR business unit and Bill Newsom as director of its X-ray vascular business unit. Each will be responsible for implementing strategic marketing plans to drive growth in his respective area.
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A new study uncovers some unsettling facts regarding healthcare IT professionals: It seems many of them feel they are in over their heads, especially as it concerns navigating government regulations. Learn more in this article from healthcare-informatics.com.
Why a Chief Data Scientist in the White House is a Big Deal for Healthcare
Hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide have been trying to harness great quantities of data available. Our government, on the other hand, is only in the early stages of doing so. That’s why the recent appointment of a Chief Data Scientist is so exciting. The position will “provide the necessary focus on healthcare data that can unleash the huge potential for improved treatments and cost control,” according to this report in cio.com.
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Recently the subject of a special initiative unveiled by President Obama during the State of the Union speech, precision medicine will be the focus of the eighth annual congress of the World Molecular Imaging Society, held September 2-5, 2015 in Honolulu.
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Imagine Software has announced its renewed support for the Radiology Business Management Association. As a platinum sponsor, the company will help lead roundtable discussions at upcoming conferences, host webinars, and participate in the association’s Corporate Advisory Council.

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New research from Persistence Market Research predicts annual growth in the global diagnostic imaging market of 5.2% until 2020, with the sharpest growth anticipated for the Asia-Pacific region.
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Agfa HealthCare has announced the launch of its Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology Suite, along with a strategic relationship with TomTec to provide a unified cardiology diagnostic and clinical imaging solution.
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A recent study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine supports the value of using fourth and subsequent PET/CT scans for the clinical assessment of patients with lung cancer.
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Calgary Scientific has released ResolutionMD 5.0, the latest version of the company's diagnostic medical imaging software. New features include web-enabled live consultations with experts, voice dictation, and an improved image exchange capability.
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Healthcare data privacy is a big concern for all of us. But as breaches continue to increase, what are healthcare organizations doing about it? In this report from Becker’s Hospital Review, experts discuss the lack of incentive for healthcare organizations to truly protect patient data.