NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI
September 18, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace radiologists over the next decade? No, but it will spark changes in PACS software that will enable radiologists to access the algorithms they want, Dr. Eliot Siegel told attendees on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium (NYMIIS).  Discuss
9 ways to reduce your legal exposure to PACS problems
September 4, 2018 -- There's no debate that PACS technology has had a huge (and largely positive) effect on radiology. But legal disputes related to PACS are unfortunately all too common. In a new column, imaging informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk discusses how you can reduce your legal exposure to PACS-related problems.  Discuss
CDC: Imaging reports among most-shared health data
August 22, 2018 -- Office-based physicians who receive patient health information electronically frequently do so to access imaging reports, and only laboratory results are viewed more often, according to research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Discuss
Philips issues security advisory for cardiac PACS software
August 16, 2018 -- Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team have issued security advisories regarding vulnerabilities in the vendor's IntelliSpace Cardiovascular and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Here for the funeral?
July 18, 2018 -- Few would debate that vendor-neutral archives and enterprise viewers are a much larger part of today's landscape than they were five years ago; however, more traditional PACS are still very much alive and kicking -- though undoubtedly older and with a few more gray hairs, says PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo in his latest article.  Discuss
Manual review required with speech recognition software
July 9, 2018 -- With a word error rate that can exceed 7%, clinical documents produced by speech recognition software from dictations need to be reviewed and edited by medical transcriptionists and physicians to avoid significant errors, according to research published online July 6 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Dealing with medical CDs: Images, reports, or both?
June 20, 2018 -- Years after it was first identified as a problem in radiology, the use of CDs to transport medical images continues to vex imaging facilities. In a new column, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech talks about practical solutions to the dilemma.  Discuss
Software eases clinical follow-up for radiologists
June 14, 2018 -- Interface engine software can enable radiologists to automatically receive clinical follow-up data on selected cases, facilitating self-assessment as well as the evaluation of biopsy yield and concordance with imaging findings, according to research published online June 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Is artificial intelligence vulnerable to cyberattacks?
June 12, 2018 -- Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms could be vulnerable to special attacks designed to induce errors, and bad actors have both the opportunity and incentive to engage in these hard-to-detect attacks, according to research published recently on arXiv.org.  Discuss
SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders
June 2, 2018 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - A clinical decision-support (CDS) algorithm can help reduce the percentage of inappropriate pediatric head CT studies being ordered in the emergency department, according to a study presented on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
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9 ways to reduce your legal exposure to PACS problems

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Comprehensive HL7: V2 and FHIR
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October 22-25
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