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robot clinical decision support, RP 7 robot

The March 2013 issue of The Atlantic, out this week, includes the article “The Robot Will See You Now,” which looks at how IBM's Watson — the same machine that...

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...

BRIT Systems announced new capabilities for their digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) routers that can pre-fetch studies from multiple servers and/or facilities based on select...

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...

Several features/plug-ins have been added to aycan’s OsiriX PRO workstation to significantly expand its functionality. The new features will be showcased at Radiological Society of North America (...

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...

October 29, 2012 — At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare will unveil innovations in healthcare IT, including...

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...

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...

June 14, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced the availability of Synapse Mobility 3.0, a new zero-footprint application with improved features that enable access to Fujifilm's...