HIMSS Analytics has honored 350 Kaiser Permanente ambulatory clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award for achieving the highest level of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.
Carestream Health received 66 new United States patents in 2014 for developments in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging, and other areas, along with 34 additional patents in European and Asian countries.
Zotec Partners has debuted a new platform that extracts algorithms from a radiology practice’s data and converts them into easy-to-read textual summaries.
Modern Healthcare has named DR Systems among the 25 largest EHR vendors in the United States for 2014. The company achieved 144% growth over 2013, making it one of the three fastest growing vendors this year.
Toshiba America Medical Systems and AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management have announced the seven winners of the 2014 Putting Patients First grants, devoted to expanding education and training to improve patients’ imaging experience.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology found that the majority of patients presenting to the emergency department complaining of dizziness or fainting did not benefit from receiving a head CT.
From mobile apps to electronic health records, technology and IT-related challenges rank among the top trends that will likely shape the healthcare industry in 2015. To find out more, read this article in Becker’s Hospital Review.
What’s in store for the healthcare industry in 2015? That’s the topic of a recent Cain Brothers whitepaper, “Strategies for Health Care Leaders.” The report looks at challenges and outlooks across various sectors, including healthcare IT. Becker’s Hospital Review provides a comprehensive summary.
Virtual Radiologic, the largest telemedicine company in the country, has earned its 15th patent for processes related to dynamic demand forecasting and capacity planning for telemedicine applications.
The Radiology Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for five scholarships to attend the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit held August 6-9 in Wellesley, Mass. Applications are due February 27, 2015.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance and Image Gently have released a joint position paper to help manufacturers of interventional X-ray equipment improve safety protocols for young patients.
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 and 27001:2013 certifications from SRI Quality System Registrar in Pittsburgh. The accreditations recognize organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness and those that establish and maintain an information security management system.
Siemens has received FDA clearance for the two-detector version of its established Multix Fusion DR system, designed for cost-effective imaging and routine to advanced applications.
PatientStyle’s mammography top is a wrap-around cotton and polyester blend garment designed to help women feel more feminine and dignified while undergoing a mammogram.
Accurate medical 3D printing begins with advanced 3D visualization, but economic concerns will shape its adoption by radiologists and imaging practices.
The Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program has tested and certified the AbbaDox EHR 14 from IDS, guaranteeing the software’s compliance with criteria adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Zotec Partners, a radiology billing and practice management services provider, will continue its gold-level sponsorship of the Radiology Business Management Association. The deal includes backing of educational sessions at trade shows and placement of articles in the RBMA Bulletin.
Kingston Hospital National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in London and Sectra have signed a 10-year agreement to provide the Sectra PACS for medical image management.
Recent healthcare legislation runs the gamut, but much of it focused on information technology issues. Becker’s Hospital Review identifies 10 new laws regarding data encryption, cyber security, meaningful use, and more.
Today’s healthcare organizations go to great lengths to protect patient data from cyber attacks. But numerous studies and surveys show there’s an even bigger culprit at large. Learn more in this article from cio.com.