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Congress has passed legislation that eliminates the threat of annual cuts in Medicare payments to providers that were required under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) to control skyrocketing...

A Mayo Clinic study has identified a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection, suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition. The results are published in the March 23...

Pingmd Inc. announced an extension of the company’s partnership agreement with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) for integration of the pingmd 2 platform, featuring three new...

eClinicalWorks released recent survey findings examining public attitudes towards advances in patient engagement tools, and also conducted a separate study looking at physician opinions on this...

interoperability, EHR, location data, geographic, Brian Dixon, Regenstrief

Health information exchange enables clinicians to have secure access to a patient's medical record including details on care received at other locations, but detailed identification of those...

A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of first stroke. All of the patients...

SCAI, survey, interventional cardiologists, work injury, orthopedic, radiation

Nearly half of interventional cardiologists responding to a survey conducted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) reported at least one work-related orthopedic...

Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter

Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective, observational clinical study of its Phased Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation technology for treating...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective

Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) with intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP)...

Lexmark will debut its new healthcare banner, Lexmark Healthcare, at the 2015 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, April 12-6 in Chicago.

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

Enterprise imaging vendor ScImage Inc. will show Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 annual conference attendees how it seamlessly integrates picture archiving and...

Calgary Scientific, Apollo PACS, ResolutionMD, Apollo EPMM, integrated, images

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced a partnership and distribution agreement with Apollo PACS. Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD enterprise image-viewer will be integrated with the Apollo Enterprise...

TEE, 3-D TEE, 4-D TEE, GE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is quickly establishing itself as an essential tool in the interventional cardiologist’s daily toolbox. An alternative to the more traditional...

Vital Images, VioSuite, Vitality Solutions, HIMSS15, VitreaView, VioArchive

Vital Images Inc. announced the release of VioSuite Image Management and Vitality Solutions Business Intelligence, giving healthcare administrators a robust set of tools to improve system-wide...

expert consensus, SCAI, ACC, HFSA, STS, heart pumps, MCS devices

An expert consensus statement released by four leading cardiovascular societies provides new guidance on percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices for treatment of heart failure....

IMRIS, Visius iCT, Health Canada, licensing

IMRIS Inc. announced that Visius iCT, its ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography scanner, has received Health Canada licensing allowing for sales and marketing in the country.

BridgeHead Software, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, image migration, VNA, PACS

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Bradford) has completed one of the UK’s largest image migration projects thanks to a four-way partnership alongside healthcare data management...

Paxeramed Corp., PaxeraUltima360°, enterprise, vendor neutral, HIMSS

Boston-based medical imaging developer Paxeramed Corp. will introduce its PaxeraUltima360° enterprise-class and vendor neutral platform during the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management...

iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout pullback software. iFR Scout is a functional extension of its existing instant wave-Free Ratio...