Health IT

Healthcare information (HIT) systems are designed to connect all the elements together for patient data, reports, medical imaging, billing, electronic medical record (EMR), hospital information system (HIS), PACS, cardiology information systems (CVIS)enterprise image systemsartificial intelligence (AI) applications, analytics, patient monitors, remote monitoring systems, inventory management, the hospital internet of things (IOT), cloud or onsite archive/storage, and cybersecurity.

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Cardiologists partner with imaging AI specialists to improve care for high-risk heart patients

The new collaboration is designed to ensure patients who may face an increased risk of heart disease receive the follow-up care they need.

February 29, 2024
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Change Healthcare cyberattack having an ‘alarming’ impact on physician practices, advocates warn HHS

Since the issue arose on Feb. 21, providers in radiology and other specialties have experienced “substantial” billing and cash flow disruptions, MGMA reported Wednesday. 

February 29, 2024
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Cyberattack temporarily shuts down UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare

The incident began Wednesday morning, with system update trackers noting “connectivity issues” before later confirming it was in fact a cybersecurity issue.

February 22, 2024
overnight night shift attending radiologist burnout. A new policy statement from the American College of Cardiology highlights the importance of career flexibility—including the ability to change hours or work responsibilities when necessary—for cardiologists of all ages. 

Radiology residents face an average of 46 interruptions during 1 night shift

“Protocol requests” are the most common type of disturbance, University of Iowa researchers detailed in JACR

February 21, 2024

Facility diverts stroke and trauma patients amid cyberattack on large radiology practice

Hackers have reportedly hit Minnesota-based Consulting Radiologists Ltd., temporarily knocking out the organization’s phone lines. 

February 16, 2024
Healthcare M&A, mergers and acquisitions business deal.

Radiology AI developer Deepc acquires Osimis image management platform

The integration brings artificial intelligence to an image management service used for patient care and clinical trials.

February 15, 2024
Gold Medal award winner. KLAS Research released its 2024 list of the best radiology vendors on Wednesday, with Sweden-based vendor Sectra again leading the picture archiving and communication system category. Others topping the list in imaging include Agfa, Fujifilm, Nuance and 3M.

Sectra 'Best in KLAS' among PACS vendors; Agfa, 3M, Fujifilm and Nuance also make imaging list

The report recognizes software and service companies “who excel in helping healthcare professionals improve patient care.” 

February 7, 2024
Sectra's packed booth at RSNA 2023. Sectra again won the Best in KLAS 2024 awards as the best vendor to work with for for both large and small sized radiology PACS.

Best in KLAS 2024 rankings released, showcasing medical imaging IT systems

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software they use in the annual KLAS Research 2024 Best in KLAS report.

February 7, 2024

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Peninsula Imaging told Mary Raver in 2014 that a cancerous growth was benign. She now has 18 months to live.

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance applauded two new CPT Category III codes for myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR) assessments.

The newly approved device is much smaller than previous offerings, helping operators capture 3D images during structural heart evaluations. 

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