News

Electronic Medical Records Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care

Hospitals, clinics and office-based physicians are increasingly turning to electronic medical records (EMRs) as they prepare for the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care (...

Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionize healthcare administration by allowing providers to access information from a patient’s medical file at anytime from anywhere, and that means...

Digisonics Cardiac PACS Pediatric Cath Reporting

February 7, 2013 — Digisonics CVIS now provides capabilities designed specifically for pediatric cath reporting. With the #1 KLAS ranked Digisonics ...

ACC AHA Electronic Health Records Clinical Management

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a set of key data elements and definitions for the clinical management of patients with acute coronary...

RSNA 2012 FujiFilm Medical Systems USA Synapse Mobility PACS

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. shared the benefits of its zero footprint mobile application, Synapse Mobility, with visitors to the 2012 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

KLAS ECG Management Epiphany Cardiography Products LLC Cardiac PACS

Epiphany has received the “Category Leader” recognition in ECG Management from KLAS for the fourth consecutive year.

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...

Synapse Cardiovascular 5.0 FujiFilm Medical Systems USA RSNA 2012 Cardiac PACS

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. brought a broad portfolio of diagnostic and informatic solutions to the 2012 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The company showcased...

January 21, 2013 — Avreo announced it has formed a partnership with VidiStar LLC, a provider of cardiology medical imaging and reporting solutions using the latest technological standards for...

electronic health records, MU

The American Medical Association (AMA) submitted formal comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on the Health IT Policy Committee’s...

McKesson released its Cardiology 13.0 system, which offers a single database solution for cardiac and peripheral catheterization, hemodynamic monitoring, electrophysiology (EP), echocardiography,...

PowerServer PACS RIS Digisonics RamSoft

RamSoft announced its partnership with Digisonics to offer integrated, vendor-neutral cardiac post-processing and structured reporting for all cardiovascular modalities. Digisonics was recently...

December 14, 2012 — KLAS has released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services report ranking the best performing healthcare IT vendors in just under 100 market segments. This year...

Scimage, ECG management system

As electronic medical records become more sophisticated and healthcare moves to an increasingly paperless system, electrocardiogram (ECG) integration has become a priority for many hospitals. For...

November 20, 2012 — More than 570 providers identify McKesson, Merge, Philips and Siemens as the top vendors in terms of overall provider satisfaction and adoption, according to the recently...

HIMMS Electronic Medical Records Information Technology

November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive...

Lumedx Software American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified Lumedx software as fully interoperable between four ACC NCDR registries. Lumedx, a leading provider of integrated cardiovascular imaging and...

Sept. 25, 2012 — America's healthcare system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new ...

September 19, 2012 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that its board of directors has retained Allen & Company LLC, a New York-based investment bank, to assist in exploring and evaluating a...

September 14, 2012 — DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) for...

A comprehensive EP reporting system should allow information to be aggregated fr

The biggest issue in electrophysiology (EP) is the disparate nature of patient tests, reports, images and waveforms, and the need to aggregate all this data in one place to more...

McKesson, registry data entry ICD registry, CVIS

As vendors develop, and hospitals shop for, electrophysiology (EP) information and reporting systems, there are several considerations that will contribute to the efficiency and longevity of these...

meaningful use, Stage 2, cardiology, radiology, CPOE, clinical decision support

There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

August 24, 2012 — The Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) were released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for...

Aug. 8, 2012 — iHeart Centers acquired the Heart IT WebPAX system for facilitating the management of medical images. The zero-footprint medical image workstation provides Web-based medical...

July 27, 2012 — With a great deal of practical, clinical feedback from a broad demographic of facilities with differing processes and needs, ScImage has comprehensively improved the workflow and...

Although the requirements for Stage 2 payments for meaningful use are not yet final, there is information to understand the challenges that organizations will face. In Stage 1, organizations could...

June 20, 2012 — More than 100,000 healthcare providers are using electronic health records (EHRs) that meet federal standards and have benefited from the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health...

As the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty physician services, Pediatrix Medical Group says streamlining the transfer of images and reports is...

May 22, 2012 - As the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market has developed over the last decade, the variety of images, formats and procedures available in digital form in...

May 14, 2012 - LifeWatch, a cardiac monitoring service provider, has launched a strategic alliance with Perminova, a developer of Web-based information systems for cardiology centers, to expand...

May 9, 2012 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) submitted its comments on the proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU), calling for more time to allow...

May 7, 2012 - On May 4, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)...

April 16, 2012 - Prime Healthcare Services (PHS), a hospital management company based in Ontario, Calif., currently owns and operates 16 acute-care hospitals. In February 2012, PHS signed a master...

Accustomed to paper-based workflow processes and legacy single-modality solutions, most cardiology departments lag several years behind radiology in their adoption of cardiovascular image and...

April 11, 2012 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would delay, from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014, the compliance date for the International...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...

Agfa HealthCare's new modular version of its cardiovascular information system (CVIS), Impax CV12, was unveiled at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session this week in...

March 23, 2012 — ScImage Inc. announced that all new ScImage PACS installations will now include off-site disaster recovery services free of charge.

March 22, 2012 — At the 61st meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago, GE Healthcare is introducing Centricity Cardio Enterprise, a new and comprehensive IT solution that offers...

March 20, 2012 - GE Healthcare is demonstrating its new Centricity Cardio Enterprise solution during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 meeting in Chicago. The integrated cardiovascular...

March 20, 2012 - DR Systems announced new contracts with four facilities for the company's Unity CVIS (Cardiovascular Information System). The facilities are: Twin Cities Community Hospital, Good...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the next steps for providers who are using electronic health record (EHR) technology and receiving incentive payments from Medicare...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its proposed rule regarding Stage 2 meaningful use (MU) of electronic medical records (EMRs). The Office of the National...

February 22, 2012 — Attendees at the HIMSS 2012 meeting in Las Vegas were given a preview of what will be in the expected proposed rules for Stage 2 meaningful use, certification and standards...

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the number of hospitals using health information technology (IT) has more than doubled in the last two...

Provation MD

February 9, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health announced King’s Daughters Medical Center has selected its ProVation MD software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac...

January 4, 2012 – ECRI, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, listed 10 health technology issues that hospital leaders should have on their watch...

December 29, 2011 – With cardiologists facing an ever-changing healthcare regulatory environment and racing to achieve meaningful use, a recent Epocrates survey revealed cardiologists’ perspective...

December 23, 2011 — A new report from KLAS reveals that the cardiology IT market is moving toward consolidation. The report, Cardiology 2012: Will the Complete CVIS Please Stand Up?, explains that...

November 3, 2011 — Infinitt North America announced that their Xelis Cardiac product has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is now widely available to the...

November 9, 2011 – A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records (EHRs) issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections...

November 4, 2011 - Cardiology departments have hosted a variety of software solutions in the past to meet varying demands. A new report from KLAS reveals the cardiology IT market is moving toward...

October 24, 2011 – As a result of the long-standing relationship between Philips Healthcare and ScImage Inc., the two companies are pleased to announce a newly developed integration option between...

September 16, 2011 – During RSNA 2011, McKesson will highlight Horizon Cardiology, which enables users to improve quality of care, boost efficiencies and reduce costs while increasing physician...

September 14, 2011— Wolters Kluwer Health announced the release of a module to support participation in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)...

September 13, 2011 – Lumedx, a provider of fully integrated, cloud-powered cardiovascular imaging and information systems (CVIS), announced the release of the HealthView Chest Pain Management...

September 6, 2011 — Philips has announced the availability of Xcelera R3.2, the latest release of its multi-modality cardiology image management, analysis and reporting system. It delivers patient...

September 1, 2011 – The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association), a collaboration of 42 EHR supplier companies, in responding to the Center for Medicare...

August 3, 2011 — Merge Healthcare, provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced that Mon General Hospital, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, is installing its full...

July 26, 2011 – Cardio Pulmonary Diagnostic LLC in Newark and Hudson County Cardiovascular Care PC in Jersey City, N.J. have selected McKesson’s Practice Complete certified electronic health...

July 25, 2011 — Cardiac Science Corp., manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, announced the new capability of direct communication...

July 20, 2011 –ScImage recently launched PicomCloud, a complete, self-service cloud picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for radiology, cardiology and other clinical specialties.

June 3, 2011 – At the Society of Imaging Informatics Management (SIIM) meeting, Novarad introduced NovaCardio, a fully integrated cardiac picture archiving and communications system (CPACS) image and...
May 18, 2011 - The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) announces tools and training to help medical informaticsprofessionals stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment. SIIM...

April 21, 2011 – ScImage announced the launch of a project to assist the United States Air Force (USAF), Aeromedical Consultation Service (ACS) with the collection, assessment and reporting tools...

April 6, 2011 – A new fully integrated cardiovascular picture archiving and communications system (PACS) and certified electronic medical record (EMR) with a Web-based cardiovascular electronic...

April 4, 2011 – An updated software release for a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) has now consolidated everything into a single database, including hemodynamics. The 12.2 release of...

March 24, 2011 – Infinitt North America and Intelligent Business Solutions (IBS) announced a marketing partnership to enable a single point-of-access to both the CardioPulse Cardiovascular...

March 22, 2011 - Further enhancing its cardiovascular reporting capabilities, Fujifilm Medical Systems Inc. added its Intelligent Structured Reporting (ISR) technology, an advanced software...

March 11, 2011 – DR Systems will exhibit its Unity Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) at next month’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.

The system provides a cost...

March 10, 2011 – Five Methodist Healthcare facilities in San Antonio, Texas, are now using a chest pain management solution to make pre-hospital and emergent electrocardiographs (ECGs) immediately...

Interoperability is key to the meaningful use and sharing of patients’ electronic images and information.

January 4, 2011 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) yesterday announced the availability of...