Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology

SGR repeal, sustainable growth rate repeal

Congress has passed legislation that eliminates the threat of annual cuts in Medicare payments to providers that were required under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) to control skyrocketing Medicare costs. The legislation, H.R. 2, lays the framew...

The 6th Annual Vitals Index revealed that the national average for wait times for doctors dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, a full one-minute shorter than the 2014 wait time average.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the next decade.

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation. Researchers said the findings highl...

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth
A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams...
Philips introduced CareSage at HIMSS 2015, which is new predictive analytics engine that enables health systems to better monitor and care for elderly patients...
3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington...
ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help members improve safety practice and dose reduction techniques...
The HD Medical Inc. ViScope visual stethoscope product family provides dynamic auscultation — the ability to see what you hear. ViScope’s...
Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life Inc. announced an agreement to extend Cerner’s medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital...
The latest version of the AliveECG app from AliveCor Inc. instantly detects when an electrocardiogram (ECG) is either normal or unreadable...

Articles

GE, CZT, Discovery NM 570c
Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold...
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey. This year’s study, of more...
Patients expect their hospital experience to involve nothing less than the latest technology. That is why the idea of too much paperwork scares them off,...
BridgeHead Software, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, image migration, VNA, PACS
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Bradford) has completed one of the UK’s largest image migration projects thanks to a four-way partnership...

Video Center

U.S. healthcare reform is largely being driven through adoption of new information technology (IT...
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The biggest technology news coming out of the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual...
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Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise
Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...