Informatics

The goal of health informatics systems is to enable smooth transfer of data and cybersecurity across the healthcare enterprise. This includes patient information, images, subspecialty reporting systems, lab results, scheduling, revenue management, hospital inventory, and many other health IT systems. These systems include the electronic medical record (EMR) admission discharge and transfer (ADT) system, hospital information system (HIS), radiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), archive solutions including cloud storage and vendor neutral archives (VNA), and other medical informatics systems.

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Disruptions to small practices’ operations remain ‘severe and ongoing’ months after Change cyberattack

Owner UnitedHealth had claimed services would be largely restored by late March, but doc groups such as the MGMA claim things are still a mess. 

April 26, 2024
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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
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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RSNA-sponsored imaging informatics course returns for 2024

The National Imaging Informatics Course is designed for fourth-year radiology residents, but is also relevant to any mid- or senior-level professional working with image data.

January 18, 2024
Monique Rasband, KLAS vice president of strategy and research for imaging, cardiology and oncology, shares the trends she is seeing with the use of cloud storage in medical imaging. 

Cloud image storage for radiology is a growing trend in healthcare

Monique Rasband, KLAS vice president of strategy and research for imaging, shares the trends she is seeing in the specialty.

November 13, 2023
Video interview with Jom Kimerle from Pure Storage who shares trends in healthcare cybersecurity. #HIMSS

Trends and tips in healthcare cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity in the healthcare sector has been a growing concern, and medical imaging is one of the largest users of off-site cloud data storage.

October 19, 2023
Video of Bradley Hunter, the vice president for value-based care and core solutions at KLAS Research, explaining how the Best in KLAS rates for health informatics vendors are created.

How are the best in KLAS Health IT vendor rankings created?

KLAS conducts annual assessments of all types of healthcare information systems such as PACS, EMRs and cardiovascular information systems and ranks them. Bradley Hunter, the vice president for value-based care and core solutions at KLAS Research, explains the process of ranking.
 

October 4, 2023
Kumar Aditya, director, information technology, Atlantic Health System, explains how the system automated more than 60% of its radiology prior authorization workflow.

How Atlantic Health automated its radiology prior authorization workflow

Director of IT Kumar Aditya explains how the New Jersey hospital system automated more than 60% of its radiology prior authorization workflow.

October 3, 2023

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Although CT lung cancer screening is known to improve detection rates and health outcomes, compliance among eligible patients remains lackluster.

"This was an unneeded burden, which was solely adding to the administrative hassles of medicine," said American Society of Nuclear Cardiology President Larry Phillips.

SCAI and four other major healthcare organizations signed a joint letter in support of intravascular ultrasound. 

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