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OSF HealthCare System, owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Ill., is a seven-hospital enterprise serving 2.5 million patients throughout Illinois and...

There were many unique technologies showcased at the recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2010 Scientific Sessions, which may impact the practice of cardiology in the near future.

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Despite the industry’s movement toward vendor neutral solutions, gaps remain in connectivity between PACS, cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), cardiac devices, monitors, other departments,...

In today’s market, many vendors have very good cardiovascular picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). One needs to only hit the exhibit floor for a short time at the Radiological...

Several vendors explained recent trends in cardiac PACS during the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 in Chicago. Industry experts from Siemens, Infinitt...

It’s no secret that many cardiology departments work with disparate systems to manage data, images and reports. These various iterations include cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), cardiac...

Connectivity and interoperability are big buzzwords in healthcare IT that everyone agrees is required of any device or software system they adopt. Interoperability is said to help increase...

The Cardiac Rhythm Center at John Muir Health in the San Francisco Bay area of California performs electrophysiology (EP) procedures on a system that integrates diagnostic and therapeutic devices...

The Washington Hospital, an acute care facility serving primarily an elderly patient population, performs approximately 4,300 cardiac and vascular procedures annually. Due to a recent expansion,...

Cardiovascular care does not occur in a single hospital setting; more often than not patients undergo a variety of tests at different locations. In order to provide the best care possible,...