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.

European Heart Rhythm Association Launches Cardiac Arrest First Responder App
News | Mobile Devices | June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017 — A novel smartphone application has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest...
Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System...
Vital Images Highlights Vitrea Advanced Visualization Version 7 at SCCT 2017
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017 — Vital Images is highlighting the benefits of its Vitrea solutions as it participates in the 12th Annual...
Cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography echo imaging will see big advancements in the future with Echopixel true 3D imaging for structural heart

Echopixel's true 3-D rendering of a ASD with a virtually implanted Amplatzer occluder to check sizing on a 3D echo prior to a procedure.

Blog | ASE | June 20, 2017
I saw several elements of what will likely make up the next generation of echocardiography imaging systems at the the...
New Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case Discusses Child-Sizing CT Dose
News | Radiation Dose Management | June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017 — The tenth special edition Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case is now available to help radiologists,...
3d printing can aid procedural navigation in transcatheter tricuspid procedures
News | Medical 3-D Printing | June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 – Structural heart interventions are increasingly applied in patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2017
Partho Sengupta, M.D., professor of medicine, director of cardiovascular imaging and chair of cardiac innovations at...
Philips Dosewise portal allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients

An example of radiation dose tracking software is Philips Dosewise portal, which allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients by modality, body region and exam type.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 13, 2017 | Dominic Siewko
In recent years, radiation dose management awareness has heightened across the healthcare industry to address growing...
Radiation dose monitoring in cardiac imaging, cath lab angiography

An example of dose monitoring software from Sectra, which can record dose levels by exam type, modality and set alert levels. 

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 12, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis
For all the benefits of medical imaging, most forms come with the inherent danger of radiation exposure. Public...
Innovative Cardiovascular Ultrasound Solutions Showcased at ASE 28th Annual Scientific Sessions
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 01, 2017
June 1, 2017 — More than 50 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American...
Infab Introduces Revolution Lead Aprons
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2017
June 1, 2017 — Infab Corp. recently introduced Revolution Lead and Lead-Free Aprons with Kiarmor, Infab’s proprietary...
MIM Software Inc. Announces Updates to MIM Encore
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 — MIM Software Inc. recently announced significant updates to its MIM Encore solution for viewing nuclear...
News | Enterprise Imaging | May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 1-3 in...
Memorial Hospital of Gulfport used a McKesson, Change Healthcare, cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to improve workflow efficiency

Memorial Hospital has increased efficiency using a single cardiovascular information management database. 

Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 23, 2017
Located along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a nonprofit, 445-bed facility originally...
Consumers Warned About Accuracy of Heart Rate Apps in New Study
News | Mobile Devices | May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 — Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability...