Imaging Informatics

Imaging informatics (also known as radiology informatics, a component of wider medical or healthcare informatics) includes systems to transfer images and radiology data between radiologists, referring physicians, patients and the entire enterprise. This includes picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), wider enterprise image systems, radiology information. systems (RIS), connections to share data with the electronic medical record (EMR), and software to enable advanced visualization, reporting, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, analytics, exam ordering, clinical decision support, dictation, and remote image sharing and viewing systems.

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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
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
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
Kyle Souligne, director, enterprise imaging radiology, Agfa Healthcare, discusses technologies like workflow orchestration, AI and cloud that can be used to optimize radiologist’s processes and create efficiency, so they work smarter, not harder. These technologies are playing an increasing role to address the shortage of radiologists.

Optimizing reading efficiency to address radiologist shortages

Agfa Healthcare's Kyle Souligne discusses technologies that can optimize physicians' efficiency to help practices do more with less. 

February 5, 2024

Radiology AI marketplace CARPL raises $6M in seed funding

Software investor Stellaris Venture Partners led the funding round, with additional contributions from UnitedHealth Group, Bain & Co. and LeapFrog Investments.   

February 2, 2024
Lyle McMillin, principal healthcare product manager with Hyland, explains radiology IT issues and how cloud and enterprise imaging can be a solution. #RSNA #RSNA23 #RSNA2023 #PACS #enterpriseimaging

Radiology embracing the flexibility of imaging data stored off-site in the cloud

Lyle McMillin, with radiology IT vendor Hyland, explains trends he sees in the market and a definite shift toward cloud and enterprise imaging to address challenges in the market. 

February 1, 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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