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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.

Biosense Webster Launches Cartonet Analytics Software for Electrophysiology
Technology | Analytics Software | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced the launch of Biosense Webster Inc.’s Cartonet...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 16, 2019
This is an example of how the heart's left atrial appendage (LAA) can be evaluated for thrombus and possible...
Videos | Stroke | May 16, 2019
This is an example of a carotid artery reporting module from Change Healthcare at 2018 Radiological Society of North...
FDA Clears Aidoc's AI Solution for Flagging Pulmonary Embolism
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 — A digital screening for atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) successfully monitored more than 60,000...
AIMed conference in artificial intelligence in cardiology, medical imaging.
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into medicine has by far been the hottest topic at nearly all medical...
Spacelabs Debuts Sentinel 11 Cardiology Information Management System
Technology | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 — Spacelabs Healthcare debuted Sentinel 11 at the 40th Annual Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Scientific...
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., illustrates how patient survival depends on keeping the left ventricular outflow track (LVOT) clear during transcatheter mitral valve valve-in-valve replacement using a 3-D printed heart from a patient and a Sapien transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valve.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 08, 2019
This 360 degree photo shows Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,...
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 Netflix...
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 National Association of County and City Health Officials state, healthcare breaches remained to be costly and...
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 3-D printing replacement organs with a...
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 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, approached his cardiac surgeon...
Videos | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 01, 2019
Alex Haak, Ph.D., clinical scientist at Philips Health Systems North America, is based at the University of Colorado...
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 Henry Ford Health System’s 1,000th patient treated...