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January 4, 2011 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a final rule to establish the permanent certification program for health information...

December 16, 2010 – The "2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services" report from KLAS has been released. The report includes the annual rankings of the best-performing...

December 10, 2010 – An ECG management system is now offered with an IT solution for cardiac imaging. Siemens Healthcare now offers the ScImage PicomECG with its syngo Dynamics system.

December 9, 2010 – A cardiovascular image and data management system (CIIMS) has been successfully implemented at nine Iowa Health System (IHS) affiliate hospitals. HIS used the enterprise-wide...

Over the past several years, the focus on new technology at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific meeting in Chicago has moved away from new devices to new software....

November 30, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for a suite of clinical applications that is directly integrated into PACS and cardiovascular systems....

November 30, 2010 – New clinical and reporting capabilities have been added to a cardiovascular image and information system (CVIS). Version 4.0.5 of Synapse Cardiovascular, by FujiFilm Medical...

November 8, 2010 – A new Web-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS) system will be on display at RSNA 2010 in Chicago. The Unity v-Series Web PACS, by DR Systems, includes a...

October 22, 2010 – To help clinicians better understand meaningful use in imaging, TeraMedica has created the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) University online educational program.

October 21, 2010 – A new tool makes comprehensive service line data easily and immediately available to those who need it most.

The Apollo LX Analytics Dashboard, by LUMEDX, pulls data...

October 13, 2010 – A cardiac workstation software upgrade has been released that enables healthcare professionals to digitally store and review diagnostic test data. Version 1.6.3 of Welch Allyn’s...

September 20, 2010 — McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., has signed a new agreement to help streamline its cardiology workflow.

September 1, 2010 - The world’s first zero footprint, client-free PACS, has received the highest performance score, 93.4 out of 100, in a recent survey conducted by KLAS, an independent monitor of...

September 1, 2010 - The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) in Chicago and the Drummond Group Inc.

August 23, 2010 - New advanced 3-D capabilities comparable to those offered by dedicated advanced visualization systems are available on the latest Carestream picture archiving and communications...

August 19, 2010 – The Horizon Cardiology cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 12.2 is being released and provides performance and usability improvements. It offers workflow...

August 19, 2010 – To help members of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) select and transition to an electronic health record (EHR) system, it has partnered with Welch Allyn to create a new...

July 29, 2010 – To help physicians overcome the medical technology challenges that impede rapid adoption of connected medical technologies, Best Buy For Business and Cardiac Science Corp. recently...

July 22, 2010 – Changes included in the final rules governing the meaningful use objectives for Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs for electronic health records (EHRs) will improve the odds...

July 21, 2010 – The Advancing Patient Safety Coalition sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, urging the agency to immediately issue rules on unique device...

July 12, 2010 – Health Level Seven Intl. (HL7), a non-profit standards development organization, has submitted comments emphasizing the need for strong health informatics standards to the European...

July 8, 2010 – Users of eMix’s cloud-based sharing technology now have the ability to preview exams from any Web browser or smart phone, thanks to a new feature called eMix Preview. Any...

July 6, 2010 – The government’s certification program for health information technology (HIT) will continue to evolve over time, according to a review of the recently released final rule for the...

June 30, 2010 – Thirty percent of cardiology information technology (IT) users are considering replacing their cardiovascular information system (CVIS) software because of ongoing frustrations...

June 28, 2010 – Saint Francis Health System announced last week that it has chosen a new cardiology information system. Wolters Kluwer Health will provide its ProVation MD software for...

June 9, 2010 – Allscripts and Eclipsys, leading providers of electronic health records (EHR) in the ambulatory and acute health care markets, announced today they will merge to create the one...

April 23, 2010 - Vendor-neutral picture archive and communication systems (PACS) are facilitating interoperability across existing modalities and networks.

April 22, 2010 - With the proliferation of telemedicine and tereradiology services, the two fields are crossing paths on over health care networks, and in particular in image-enabled electronic...

April 1, 2010 – A new partnership will deliver multimodality cardiovascular image analysis as a part of a forthcoming Web-based service to simplify workflow and save time in cardiology practices...

March 31, 2010 — A Web-based suite of clinical and reporting tools for cardiology, cardiovascular and vascular imaging has been deployed at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J.

March 25, 2010 – Recognizing that a single database cardiovascular information system(CVIS) can streamline workflow and improve staff efficiency in the cardiology department, several hospitals are...

March 15, 2010 — An FDA-pending 3D advanced visualization software package for cardiologists includes a broad array of cardiovascular-specific image analysis applications and boasts several...

March 16, 2010 - As part of the second installment of funds under the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,...

March 14, 2010 — An image and information management solutions company announced at this year's Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology that the company has signed...

March 4, 2010 – During ACC 2010, cardiovascular IT solutions from Siemens will be shown to help optimize clinical workflows through integration of imaging and information, and are designed to make...

March 2, 2010 – To better integrate technologies that will yield faster delivery of meaningful health information, Microsoft Corp. and Philips Healthcare are collaborating to improve clinical...

March 1, 2010 – An enterprise-wide scalable cardiology information management system (CIMS) that consolidates the workflow of the entire range of noninvasive diagnostic cardiology modalities will...

March 1, 2010 - Getting current and past medication history assembled and ready in case of emergencies is one of the strongest value propositions for using an online personal health records (PHR...

March 1, 2010 - Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin landed for a meet-and-greet, one-hour photo opportunity session for media at Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 in...

March 1, 2010 - “Meaningful use” is poised to be the major driver of healthcare information technology (IT) spending in 2010, in addition to other supporting factors, such as recovering economy...

February 26, 2010 – During ACC 2010 Agfa HealthCare will showcase IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions for cardiology at booth 1833.

February 26, 2010 – Diagnostic medical imaging applications and cardio PACS solutions maker TomTec is participating for the first time at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (...

February 23, 2010 — Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) today announced a formal collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to promote electronic health record products with...

February 22, 2010 – RIS/PACS maker Merge Healthcare Inc. said today it is making a bid to purchased the PACS company AMICAS. However, Amicas says it already entered into a merger deal with another...

Feb 16, 2010 — East Orange General Hospital, in East Orange, N.J., purchased a new hospital-based electronic medical record (EMR) offering in an effort to reduce cost and enhance patient care.

February 12, 2010 – With the U.S. population growing older and cardiology patient volume expected to increase in the coming years, cardiology departments are being forced to do more work with the...

January 20, 2010 - The IHE 2010 North America Connectathon demonstrated the efficacy of electronic health record system connectivity and interoperable exchange of patient health data with...

January 13, 2010 – Diagnostic cardiac monitor company Cardiac Science is working to connect its devices with MEDENT's electronic medical record (EMR) system.

December 29, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) today said it filed a complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in United States...

December 16, 2009 - Many healthcare providers who are pursuing meaningful use objectives and meeting with deadlines defined within the HITECH provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

December 8, 2009 – An updated version of RIS/PACS, showcased last week at RSNA 2009, includes solutions for PET/CT and SPECT/CT fusion, and nuclear cardiology.

December 7, 2009 – Six widely used tests that determine risk factors for a specific disease are included in Medweb’s new Health Screening Suite, showcased last week at RSNA 2009.

December 7, 2009 - Introduced this past year and highlighted last week at RSNA 2009 was Infinitt’s Cardiology PACS, a Web-based suite of clinical and reporting tools for cardiac, cardiovascular...

December 3, 2009 – Vendor readiness, lack of staff and access to capital will make implementation of the HIT Standards Committee standards in time to meet currently established deadlines unlikely...

November 24, 2009 - Seventy million dollars in grant money will go to community college training programs for health information technology professionals, and $10 million is designated to develop...

November 12, 2009 - To achieve the HITECH Act's goal of improving healthcare for patients by making it patient-centered, "information should follow the patient, and... should not get in the way,"...

November 2, 2009 — St. Rose Hospital of Hayward, Calif., is accelerating report turnaround times and providing cardiologists with secure remote access to echocardiogram and EKG reports, thanks to...

October 21, 2009 – Carestream Health Inc. yesterday announced the availability of its new Web-based cardiology PACS that provides an efficient enterprise-wide image and information management...

October 16, 2009 - At the 95th annual RSNA meeting, Nov. 29-Dec 4, in Chicago, Agfa Healthcare will show how IMPAX Cardiovascular is designed to support heart and vascular diagnostics and...

October 15, 2009 – Kardia Health Systems, today announced the availability of ConnectedCare, the first complete, online, fee-per-study cardiovascular information system (CVIS).

October 6, 2009 – ProSolv CardioVascular, a Fujifilm company, recently said the Veterans in Partnership Healthcare Network (VISN 11) has extended its relationship with the company by contracting...

October 5, 2009 – TomTec launched the vascular analysis solution M’Ath1 (Measure of Atherosclerosis) as a further part of TomTec’s CardioArena multimodality imaging program during the European...

December 8, 2009 - At RSNA 2009 last week, Fujifilm introduced its Synapse cardiovascular version 4.0.4.

This Web-based cardiovascular image and information management solution features...

October 1, 2009 - While we wait for the definition of "meaningful use," Dr. David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, recommends physicians become "as...

September 16, 2009 – Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas plans to create a worldwide electrophysiology (EP) telecardiology network for live...

September 15, 2009 – Spacelabs Healthcare today announced the U.S. launch of Sentinel, a sophisticated cardiology information management systems (CIMS), which facilitates analysis and reporting...

September 9, 2009 – ProSolv CardioVascular enhanced its outcome reporting capabilities by partnering with Cedaron Medical Inc., a developer of quality measurement solutions, to provide the...

September 1, 2009 – GE Healthcare and 2D/3D/4D imaging company TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH entered into a formal strategic cooperation contract to boost their excellence in echocardiography.

August 21, 2009 - The final definition of the “meaningful use” of electronic health records that will be used to determine eligibility for incentive payments under the economic stimulus program...

August 20, 2009 - "When I began to have access to patients’ electronic medical records. It made me a much better doctor," wrote David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health...

August 14, 2009 – Philips is currently introducing its Xcelera R3.1 cardiology informatics system, which has new telecardiology capabilities to support clinical workflow and help provide faster...

August 10, 2009 – The adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) is ramping up in the United States due to President Obama's stimulus plan, designed to promote widespread EMR adoption by 2015,...

August 7, 2009 – An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists...

August 45, 2009 – Featherstone Informatics Group Inc. (FIG) this week said it was chosen as the exclusive vendor for the American College of Cardiology's practice-based quality improvement program...

July 27, 2009 – Carestream Health Inc. today launched a new Web-based cardiology PACS that offers a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography,...