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Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are starting to be adopted for physician training, patient education about their planned procedures, treatment planning and it is expected to be used as a procedure guidance tool in the near future. This example of AR displayed at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 meetingwas among the most innovative because it allows users to "feel" the 3-D hologram of the heart. Developed by the company SoftServe., the “Touch My Heart” work-in-progress technology allows anyone wearing an AR headset to see and interact with the heart and get a touch sensation when they reach into the virtual tissue. A pad below the image is composed of dozens of ultrasound transducers that emit sound waves in the shape of the heart so users feel touch sensations when interacting with the virtual tissue.

Read the article "Virtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient Understanding,"

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Information Technology | December 18, 2014

QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics — Meet regulatory requirements — Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow — Optimize communication to help deliver better care

Enterprise Imaging | December 18, 2014

McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: McKesson Enterprise Image Repository — Brings together all the scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient's imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise.  McKesson Clinical Data Exchange — Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.

RSNA | December 12, 2014

Many of the key trends in radiology seen at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting are discussed by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell.

RSNA | December 12, 2014

Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting.

Cardiac PACS | September 12, 2014

Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution from GE Healthcare is designed to empower Cardiologists to enhance patient care through full clinical access, optimized productivity and enhanced revenue cycle efficiencies. Omar Sunna, global product manager for GE Healthcare IT, explains some of the highlights of the system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.

Advanced Visualization | July 30, 2014

Toshiba launched its new myocardial perfusion software for computed tomography (CT) during the 2014 American College of College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting. Perfusion imaging is now available on both the Aquillion One and Aqullion One Vision CT systems.

CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2014

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell explains some of the most innovative new cardiovascular CT technology displayed at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2014.

CT Angiography (CTA) | July 23, 2014

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Past President Matthew Budoff, M.D., explains some of the new technology and latest trends seen in cardiac CT during the SCCT 2014 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 03, 2014

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2014 meeting.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2014

ASE Past President James Thomas, M.D., explains some of the hot topics in cardiovascular ultrasound at the 2014 meeting of the American Society Echocardiography (ASE).

Nuclear Imaging | June 20, 2014

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new technologies in nuclear imaging that were on display at the 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.

Heart Failure | June 19, 2014

Learn how Lumedx can help hospitals reduce heart failure re-admissions and improve patient care with HealthView Heart Failure. The innovative solution integrates inpatient and home-health patient data.

Nuclear Imaging | June 19, 2014

Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scientific Committee, discusses the new technologies and trends at SNMMI 2014.

Cardiac PACS | May 05, 2014

McKesson is introducing the future of enterprise medical imaging and guiding thousands of healthcare enterprises like yours to the forefront of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. With input from industry experts and an involved user community we have packed the new release of the McKesson Cardiology CVIS with enhancements you can use to help improve quality of care, boost efficiencies and reduce costs while helping to increase physician and staff satisfaction. For more information: www.mckesson.com/cardiology This video is sponsored by McKesson

ACC | April 08, 2014

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies shown on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.

Radiation Dose Management | March 10, 2014

GE Healthcare is dedicated to helping healthcare organizations build a roadmap for a comprehensive radiation dose management strategy. Learn about current trends in dose management and how GE Healthcare's DoseWatch solution can help you. Read the article "The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs."
 

 

Information Technology | March 07, 2014

A big trend in healthcare IT at HIMSS 2014 was the creation of enterprise-wide image access systems. With the introduction of vendor neutral archives (VNAs), enterprise imaging will increasingly be taken out of the hands of radiology and move to the responsibility of hospital IT directors. In this form, radiology may become just another department contributing images to the VNA. HIMSS also highlighted the proliferation of new, inexpensive home use patient monitors.

Cardiac PACS | February 18, 2014

The Miron Cardiac Care Center at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., deployed Lumdex's HealthView system for anywhere, anytime physician reporting, consolidated cardiology data, and improved efficiency.

Cardiac PACS | May 08, 2013

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute has a clear and immediate picture of their cardiovascular performance metrics with the help of Lumed's HealthView Financial Dashboard.
Watch the VIDEO “Lumedx Cardiovascular Performance Program: A New Approach to Managing Quality and Cost.” For more information, visit www.lumedx.com

Cardiac PACS | April 19, 2013

Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular information system (CVIS), introduced at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting. The CV12 system offers new solutions for echocardiography, nuclear perfusion imaging, cath lab reporting and ECG management and reporting. For more information, visit www.agfahealthcare.com

Cardiac PACS | March 22, 2013

McKesson highlighted enhancements to its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 13. The system offers new modules for electrophysiology, inventory control and aids interoperability for better change capture and data mining. For more information, visit www.allaboutCVIS.com

Telecardiology | February 22, 2013

The Iowa Heart Center created a telecardiology program that connects cardiologists in Des Moines with satellite facilities in rural towns around the state. With help from Esaote, patients can have their echo exams performed on a compact ultrasound system and delivered to Des Moines for review by experts. Iowa Heart will detail its program during sessions at ACC.2013, March 9-11, in San Francisco.

Cardiac Imaging | December 18, 2012

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights the latest advancements that will impact cardiovascular imaging from the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. RSNA is the largest medical imaging show in the world and most advancements are shown here first.

Cardiac Imaging | December 07, 2012

Imaging Technology News experts discuss the trends and latest technology they saw on the show floor and in sessions at RSNA 2012. Their discussions include some of the most innovative new devices and software to solve issues facing radiology today.

Heart Valve Technology | June 04, 2012

Siemens' syngo Aortic ValveGuide software enables transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedural guidance with integration of 3-D images on live fluoro imaging. This video shows the valve guidance technology used during the implantation of a Medtronic CoreValve device. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

EP Lab | May 31, 2012

To help hospitals upgrade their electrophysiology (EP) reporting systems and integrate EP into cardiovascular and hospital reporting systems, Michael Mirro, M.D., FACC, medical director, cardiology/electrophysiology, Parkview Physicians Group, Ft. Wayne, Ind., offers suggestions of what to look for in systems. He spoke about cardiovascular/EP IT integration and the impact of healthcare reforms during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

ACC | March 30, 2012

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell discusses trends and shares his choices of the most innovative technologies shown on the floor of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago. A couple of key trends were evident on the show floor — new technology to support trans-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the launch of new cardiovascular image and information systems (CVIS) to support healthcare's adoption of proposed Stage 2 meaningful use (MU) requirements. Other highlights include a balloon-inflatable TAVR/EVAR introducer sheath, 3-D intra-cardiac echo, a mobile angiography system for hybrid ORs and chocolate for heart health. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

Cardiac PACS | March 29, 2012

During the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, McKesson displayed new features for its cardiovascular information system (CVIS). These included an electrophysiology (EP) reporting workflow, the addition of stress and Holter support and integrated inventory management. The features were shown as works-in-progress as part of the upcoming release of McKesson Cardiology v13.0, slated for release by early summer 2012. The EP reporting module integrates diagnostics including tilt tables, implantable devices and ablation treatment EP recording systems. For more information: www.allaboutCVIS.com

Cardiac Imaging | December 30, 2011

DAIC editor Dave Fornell explains some of the most innovative cardiovascular imaging technologies showcased by vendors at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December 2011.

Cardiac PACS | December 21, 2011

At RSNA 2011, McKesson shared case studies about its CVIS end-users, who are enjoying new features that increase efficiencies and save time.

Ultrasound Imaging | December 16, 2011

At RSNA 2011, Toshiba unveiled its Aplio 500 ultrasound system, which offers a unique 3-D fly-through imaging capability. The system takes the image dataset and processes it to create a cine loop fly-through of any hollow, fluid-filled blood vessel, duct or organ. The example in this video is of a blood vessel in the liver. The capability and image quality is similar to what is seen in a virtual colonoscopy created from CT datasets. The technology was highlighted in our editor's choice for most innovative new technologies at RSNA 2011. The future applications of this technology may include 3-D ultrasound navigation aids for vessels in the cath lab.

Mobile Devices | June 27, 2011

MIM Software offers remote viewing software to call up diagnostic-quality medical images on an iPad, iPhone and other smart phones. The software, images and computing power are hosted on a cloud-based server, which can be accessed with these devices from any location. MIM Chief Technology Officer Mark Cain demonstrates the system during the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2011 annual meeting.

Cardiac PACS | April 28, 2011

Horizon Cardiology provides solutions to some of the challenges encountered by clinicians today, particularly to improve workflow. It provides improved interfacing, eliminates redundancies and gives clinicians the information they need to perform at maximum efficiency. Other improvements to workflow efficiencies include the charge manager, as well as improving the flow of information from the cath lab. McKesson also has been experimenting with development of an interface for the iPad. For more information: www.AllAboutCVIS.com

Cardiac PACS | March 22, 2011

Horizon Cardiology, a cardiovascular information solution (CVIS) from McKesson, enables improved quality of care, a boost in efficiencies and reduced costs while increasing physician and staff satisfaction. The systemâ??s parallel workflows are the key to improving the adoption rate of structured data reporting for echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear cardiology, cardiac and peripheral catheterization, and ECG management. In addition, McKesson provides a fully integrated hemodynamics monitoring system that populates the cardiovascular record without the need for interfaces. The design of Horizon Cardiology brings the workstation to the clinician through the Web, while the robust architecture is designed with business continuity for good uptime and server virtualization for decreased operating costs. The latest release of Horizon Cardiology has extended the echocardiography module to include congenital reporting. This module includes new features that allow you to compare multiple Z-scores, graphically trend measurements, carry previous report information forward and much more. Error-prone and time-consuming steps in the charge process can be eliminated with Horizon Cardiology Charge Manager. Rather than requiring multiple staff members to re-enter data into multiple systems for every procedure, this charge capture solution makes it possible to enter procedural data once, in a single system. As part of the Charge Manager workflow, the system instantaneously generates a charge audit worklist, simultaneously displays charges and reports on the same screen and supports technical and professional interfaces. Horizon Cardiology includes fully integrated support for fractional flow reserve (FFR), automatically capturing results in a physicianâ??s report. This helps eliminate the time and errors associated with manual data entry and ensures critical data is instantaneously available for review. This integrated FFR is designed to work within an existing infrastructure, eliminating dedicated FFR equipment and offering an immediate return on investment. For more information: www.AllAboutCVIS.com

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