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.

Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare Launch 10-year Collaboration on Artificial Intelligence
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 — Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare announced a 10-year collaboration to rapidly develop, validate and...
Study Reveals Low Adoption of IAEA Recommendations for Reduced Nuclear Cardiology Radiation Exposure
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017 — A study in 65 countries has revealed low adoption of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
Large Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory Slashes Radiation Dose 60 Percent in Eight Years
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017 — A large nuclear cardiology laboratory in Missouri has slashed its average radiation dose by 60 percent...
News | Information Technology | May 11, 2017
McKesson Imaging & Workflow Solutions, an industry leader in providing healthcare IT and imaging solutions, is...
DASpecialists and Lumedx partner for data abstraction and support services for cardiovascular registries, NCDR, ACC, STS
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 05, 2017
May 5, 2017 — DASpecialists LLC, a provider of data abstraction and support services for mandated or voluntary...
Spok Survey Confirms Mobile Device Infrastructure Improvements and Diversity in Hospitals
News | Mobile Devices | May 03, 2017
May 3, 2017 — Spok Inc. recently released the second part of the company's annual mobility in healthcare survey. Spok...
Strain Imaging Improves Cardiac Surveillance of Certain Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | May 03, 2017
May 3, 2017 — Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced a research study using EchoInsight was presented at the American College...
RFID inventory management system in use scanning in cath lab supplies using a Cardinal Health system

RFID tagged cath lab inventory being scanned in for use in a procedure at Nebraska Medicine's Bellevue Hospital. Automated systems like this can help eliminate or reduce the need for manual counts and enable more easily accessible analytics for better business management.

Feature | Inventory Management | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Tracking cardiovascular device inventory in cath labs, electrophysiology (EP) labs and operating rooms (ORs) can be a...
Corindus Announces Strategic Partnership with BLOXR Solutions to Distribute Radiation Protection Products
News | Radiation Dose Management | April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced a strategic partnership with BLOXR Solutions, provider of...
Digital Health Company Murj Announces $4.5 Million in Financing
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017 — Murj Inc., a digital health company that helps manage implantable cardiac device data, announced more...
Siemens Healthineers Supports Population Health Management With Planned Acquisition of Medicalis
News | Clinical Decision Support | April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers plans to expand its Population Health Management (PHM) portfolio with the...
3-D-printed Model of Stenotic Intracranial Artery Enables Vessel-Wall MRI Standardization
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — A collaboration between stroke neurologists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell
As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...
3-D Printed Patch Can Help Mend a ‘Broken’ Heart

This photo shows the 3D-bioprinted cell patch in comparison to a mouse heart. When the patch was placed on a live mouse following a simulated heart attack, the researchers saw significant increase in functional capacity after just four weeks. Image courtesy of Patrick O’Leary, University of Minnesota.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a...
University of California Study Searches for Consistent CT Dose Best Practices
News | Radiation Dose Management | April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017 — A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively...