• CIO Sound Off: A Balance of High-tech and High-touch Improves the Patient Experience

    Creating a patient-centric healthcare system requires just the right mix of high-tech and high-touch approaches, says Greg Flanagan, chief information officer (CIO) at Allentown, Penn.-based Coordinated Health.
  • Video Report: Important Considerations Concerning Viewers

    In an era of coordinated care, diagnostic images will likely be shared with multiple members of the care team at various times. Clearly, viewers provide great value in enterprise imaging and therefore…
  • Leading the Crusade

    From grassroots educational efforts to new technologies to pending federal density legislation, imaging initiatives are leading the way in the war on breast cancer.
  • AXIS Welcomes New Advisory Board Member, William Boonn, MD

    AXIS, a leading digital media resource for diagnostic imaging professionals and healthcare IT leaders, is proud to welcome its newest editorial advisory board member, William Boonn, MD, president and CEO of Montage…
  • A United Front?

    In the battle against breast cancer the imaging community stands firmly in support of screening mammography, but backing Federal density legislation leaves them divided.
How to overcome roadblocks facing the security of embedded medical devices
Protecting data from wearable medical devices is no easy feat. This article from cio.com explores some of the biggest hurdles.
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The results of a recent survey conducted by KPMG indicate that it is high time providers prepare their finance departments to address the demands that new care delivery models—like accountable care organizations—will call for as the industry moves away from fee-for-service reimbursement mechanisms. Among the many tools needed: predictive modeling and analytics. Learn more in this article from Becker’s Hospital Review.
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Findings suggest that nonsolid nodules of any size can be safely followed with low-dose CT at 12-month intervals to assess a potential transition to part-solid.
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At the meeting, new president of SNMMI, Hossein Jadvar, announced the creation of a Therapy Center of Excellence, which will bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts in targeted radionuclide therapy.
Greg Flanagan, CIO, Coordinated Health
Creating a patient-centric healthcare system requires just the right mix of high-tech and high-touch approaches, says Greg Flanagan, chief information officer (CIO) at Allentown, Penn.-based Coordinated Health.
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National Electrical Manufacturers Association has announced that Patrick Hope has joined the organization as the executive director of its Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance.
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Timothy Proulx is an ultrasound industry veteran that brings 25 years of medical imaging experience.
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Offered by PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth, LLC, DoseMonitor is a single-server, browser-based software application that automates dose data collection and reporting.
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The program is designed to help customers minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and eliminate risk throughout the lifetime of their AeroDR systems.
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According to researchers, if successful in human studies, the results could be used to deliver nanoscale drugs that can distinguish and fight tumor cells in the brain without resorting to surgery.
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Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI), one of the few PET/CT capable imaging facilities in the Las Vegas area, has installed the solution from the Tustin, Calif, company.
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At the recent 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), in Baltimore, Siemens Healthcare debuted new technologies designed to expand the capabilities and improve the productivity of molecular imaging.
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National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), and Global Medical Isotope Systems, LLC (GMIS), Henderson, Nev, have announced a new private-public partnership agreement to enable production of the critical radioactive isotope.
CSO salaries rise fastest in New York, Boston
With data breaches almost daily news, is it any surprise that chief security officers (CSO) are in demand? CSOs in various industries are commanding bigger salaries these days. Learn more in this recent article from cio.com.

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Healthcare providers lament lack of EHR standards
The barriers to true electronic health record adoption—like interoperability problems—were the subject of discussion at a recent Senate hearing. Some say vendors are to blame. Others point fingers at the government. Find out more in this recent article from cio.com.
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Study investigators used CCTA to assess the relationship between calcified and non-calcified coronary plaque burden in the coronary arteries and cardiovascular risk factors in low- to moderate-risk asymptomatic individuals.
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Describing it as one of the best preserved T. rex finds of all time, researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands made the discovery in Montana. Experts date the remains of the female dinosaur to 66.4 million years. The skull alone weighs 500 kilograms.
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Just a few weeks ago, I walked away from the SIIM 2015 meeting feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. In the film, the character finds himself living the same day over and over again. Something similar was afoot at SIIM 2015. I kept thinking, haven’t I heard that before? …Haven’t we been here before?
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UltraSPECT, Auburndale, Mass, recently presented its Xpress suite of value packages during the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, held earlier this month in Baltimore.
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Under the program, a currently installed GE Healthcare 1.5T LCC magnet may be upgraded to the new SIGNA Explorer Lift, providing users with modernized patient comfort, improved workflow efficiency, and enhanced diagnostic quality.