Information Technology

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for healthcare information technology (HIT) as it relates to cardiology reporting systems, cardiac PACS, electronic medical records, electronic health records, EMRs, EHRs, radiology PACS integration, clinical decision support, advaned imaging visualization, analytics software and cybersecurity.

Smartphone Apps Help Patients and Providers Manage Atrial Fibrillation
News | Patient Engagement | October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 — Novel smartphone and tablet applications for atrial fibrillation patients and healthcare...
Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Valvular Heart Disease Imaging Tests
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering societies, recently released...
Dee Dee Wang runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3D printing lab for its complex structural heart cardiology program.

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | October 13, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Three-dimensional (3-D) printed anatomic models created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance...
ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 — Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR...
Philips IntelliSpace cardiovascular information system (CVIS)

The Philips IntelliSpace is an example of the newer generation of cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) that can consolidate all cardiology department data sources into one location.

Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | October 04, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Consolidation of data in one location to improve efficiency and enable data analytics, as well as smooth integration...
Medical Metrics Taps Digisonics Cardiovascular Information Systems for Clinical Trials
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017 – Medical Metrics, an experienced core laboratory for multi-center clinical trials, has implemented the...
AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Awards 2017 Connections for Cardiovascular Health Grants
News | Patient Engagement | September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 — The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health (CCH) program is...
Fujitsu VR Heart Simulator Viewer Features in University of Tokyo Lecture

Stereoscopic view with a heart viewer. Image courtesy of Fujitsu.

News | Simulators | September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Fujitsu announced that the University of Tokyo recently used heart simulator viewers with...
Intracardiac Echo Should be More Widely Adopted to Minimize Radiation in Catheter Ablations
News | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 — Catheter ablation to treat an irregular heartbeat, which limits or eliminates patients’ exposure...
ScImage and Invia Partnership Announced
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — ScImage Inc. and Invia Imaging Solutions recently announced formation of a joint partnership at...
Systolic Blood Pressure at Time of STEMI PCI May Predict In-Hospital Mortality
News | Cath Lab | September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017 — Researchers have led a retrospective single-center study examining simple hemodynamic parameters...
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 — Sapheneia and Scannerside received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to...
Text Messaging Could Help Tackle High Blood Pressure in At-Risk Patients

Image courtesy of Michigan Medicine

News | Hypertension | September 06, 2017
September 6, 2017 — A new National Institutes of Health-funded hypertension trial will examine the possibility of using...
Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell
August 29, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a firmware update that is now available to...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...