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Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding use of computed tomography (CT) for cardiac evaluations, use of nuclear...

IHE, North American Connectathon 2015, Cleveland, information technology

The spirit of collaboration to improve health with information technology came to Cleveland, Ohio, when the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon 2015 opened...

Physicians who use the clinical reference tool, DynaMed from EBSCO Health, can now access the valuable, evidence-based content anywhere with the new DynaMedmobile app. The new app has...

Symphony Health Solutions (SHS) and the American College of Cardiology announced the completion of a new research platform. The HIPAA-compliant platform combines anonymized patient-level data from...

Advanced visualization (AV) software and clinical applications are essential in the interpretation workflow of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the last few years...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

patient experience, information technology, royal solutions group

Patient Portals are a trending item in the healthcare industry, but what does the term "Patient Portal" really mean?

Perhaps the biggest trend health information technology today is the movement away from traditional picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS...

information technology, PACS, cardiac PACS, Roadmap Version 1.0

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide...

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, mobile, CE Mark

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE Mark clearance for its automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation (AF). The latest version of the AliveECG app for...

Merge Healthcare, Merge Cardio, Merge Hemo, Best in KLAS, 2014, PACS

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that Merge Cardio has been named Best in KLAS for the cardiology software category in the "2014 Best in KLAS: Software & Services" report. In addition, Merge...

The 2014 Best in KLAS report ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them—healthcare providers.

HHS, Medicare, payment, fee-for-service, alternative models, business

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program and the healthcare system at large toward paying providers based on the...

3-D printing, tracheal reconstruction, STS, Goldstein, Feinstein Institute

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction, according to a proof of...

FEops, TAVIguide, Series A financing, navigation, advanced visualization

FEops announced the closing of a €1.3 million (~$1.9 million USD) series A financing round, led by Capricorn Venture Partners and PMV. The funding will be used to support the launch of FEops’...

clinical trial/study, imaging, CT imaging

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical...

StatVideo, EchoBox, GE, Vivid, India, tele-echo, telecardiology, teleradiology

At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the Web to experienced sonographers located in the...

3-D printing, advanced visualization, Yale-OPM joint research program

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3-D printed biomedical...

HeartFlow, CT-FFR, computed tomography fractional flow reserve, UH Case Medical

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary artery disease designed to help physicians develop the right treatment plan for each patient. Developed...

At the IEEE medical Imaging Conference (MIC) in November, ContextVision co-presented with Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting on new research on 3-D adaptive...