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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.

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Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019

The integration of artificial...

Spacelabs Debuts Sentinel 11 Cardiology Information Management System
Technology | Cardiac PACS | May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 — Spacelabs Healthcare debuted Sentinel 11 at the 40th...

Basic artificial intelligence is already incorporated into several premium echocardiography systems. This example is from the Philips Epiq, which can take 3-D datasets and the AI automatically identifies and segments the cardiac anatomy. It then extracts the best images for each of the standard views for an echocardiogram to eliminate variation between operators. The next generation echo AI software will pull in data from the electronic medical records and imaging data to offer suggested diagnoses.

Basic artificial intelligence is already incorporated into several premium echocardiography systems. This example is from the Philips Epiq, where the AI takes 3-D datasets and automatically identifies and segments the cardiac anatomy. It then extracts the best images for each of the standard echocardiogram views to eliminate variation between operators. The next generation echo AI software will pull in data from the electronic medical records and imaging data to offer suggested diagnoses.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 07, 2019 | Ross Upton

Artificial Intelligence has a multitude of impacts on our daily lives, from recommending movies based upon your...

According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols.

According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols. 

Feature | Cybersecurity | May 06, 2019 | Maxim Chernyak

As the...

Abbott Launches Next-generation Confirm RX Implantable Cardiac Monitor
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — Abbott announced the launch of a new, smarter heart monitor for better arrhythmia detection — positive...

Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells.

Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells. Image courtesy of Jordan Miller/Rice University.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | May 03, 2019

May 3, 2019 — Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to...

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of...

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — A 72-year-old woman from northern Michigan became...

 UTHealth Research Finds Telemedicine Stroke Patients Receive Consistent Care 24/7
News | Stroke | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 — Stroke patients examined...

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of...
HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30...

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