Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates?
November 15, 2019 -- Programming the hospital electronic health record (EHR) system to notify clinicians if and when patients are due for breast or colorectal cancer screening exams increased the exam ordering rate, but not the screening completion rate, in a new study published online November 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Next-gen visualization technology: Expanding server-side to cardiology and across the enterprise
November 15, 2019 -- Synapse 7X is a convergence of Fujifilm's server-side technology and it was designed to cover all the different areas of diagnostic visualization, as well as overall enterprise viewing. Synapse 7X promises to be a game changer for healthcare providers.
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 18, 2019 -- The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future role of clinical and diagnostic software for specialists. In radiology, questions are arising about the future of imaging IT applications such as PACS. Don't look for imaging IT to go away anytime soon, however, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research.  Discuss
Patient photos yield clinical benefits in radiography
October 14, 2019 -- Photos of patients taken at the same time they receive a portable radiography exam can yield a variety of clinical benefits for radiologists, such as reduced errors in diagnosis and treatment, according to research published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
What's the best way to protect your PACS?
October 8, 2019 -- It can be challenging for healthcare institutions to protect their PACS against cybersecurity threats. In an effort to help, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft practice guide aimed at helping healthcare organizations achieve PACS security.  Discuss
Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases?
October 7, 2019 -- Imaging informatics professionals are increasingly playing a significant role in medicolegal cases. In this article, Luke Bideaux explores this trend and discusses the qualifications needed to serve as a special adviser or expert witness, as well as the legal situations that would benefit from their involvement.  Discuss
Report: Millions of imaging studies left unsecure in U.S.
September 18, 2019 -- Medical images and related data for more than 5 million patients in the U.S. are publicly accessible on the internet, according to an investigative report published online September 17 by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.  Discuss
What's your strategy for encounter-based imaging?
September 9, 2019 -- Encounter-based imaging is defined as medical imaging that is intentionally performed during a patient encounter without an associated imaging order, and it can come from sources as diverse as medical photos, endoscopy images, or point-of-care ultrasound. Does your facility have a strategy for handling them? Luke Bideaux of Vega Imaging Informatics explains why you should.  Discuss
Radiologists can use enterprise imaging to create value
September 5, 2019 -- Radiology may have a secure role in healthcare, but the future of radiologists isn't as well-defined. Enterprise imaging can help radiologists demonstrate their value, however, according to Dr. Cheryl Petersilge, who spoke Wednesday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Structured reporting enhances brain tumor MRI
August 29, 2019 -- Radiologists who used structured reporting to interpret MRI scans of glioma patients produced reports that were judged to be more consistent and easier to understand than conventional free-text reports, researchers found in a study published online August 27 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss