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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...