Paperless hospitals: VNA suppliers can learn from PACS April 20, 2016 -- Vendor-neutral archive (VNA) companies are forging ahead with a vision of paperless hospitals. Vendors collaborating and adopting the standards-based approach can learn lessons from what made PACS such a global success and can help end users go paperless, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Paris debrief: Radiology ponders lessons learned March 16, 2016 -- Four months have passed since the terrorist attacks in Paris shocked Europe. What have French radiologists learned from the tragedy? How will they be better prepared in the future? We spoke with some of the key players, including two former ECR presidents.
Unprotected image servers remain a global problem March 10, 2016 -- Despite widespread focus on the critical need for healthcare data security, many institutions still aren't getting the message. More than 800 servers worldwide storing DICOM image data are fully open to outside computers that could steal their data, according to a study presented at last week's ECR 2016.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2016 in Vienna March 9, 2016 -- As the European radiological community draws a collective breath from ECR 2016, it's a perfect time to reflect on the meeting and identify the major trends affecting medical imaging. Here are five central themes that circulated the halls of the Austria Center Vienna at this year's congress.
Will PACS find a new home in the cloud? March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - Driven by patients and political forces, momentum is building for the adoption of cloud computing technology in healthcare in the European Union. For PACS, cloud computing offers many potential benefits -- as well as some concerns, according to a talk on Saturday at ECR 2016.
Healthcare IT suppliers display innovations at ECR 2016 March 5, 2016 -- At ECR 2016, healthcare equipment companies are displaying technology that is designed to enhance the position of radiologists and improve workflow, efficiency, and multidisciplinary teamwork within hospitals and clinics.
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Leo Lawler on management March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Keeping up to date in a fast-moving specialty like radiology is a tough task in itself, but radiologists must also give greater thought to management issues, says Dr. Leo Lawler in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com at ECR 2016. He also provides an update on radiology in Ireland, where PACS and the use of locum radiologists remain big issues.
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Emanuele Neri on smartphones March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - Is it ever safe and appropriate to read an exam on a smartphone or tablet? To provide some insight on this hot topic, we asked Dr. Emanuele Neri, president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. In an interview at ECR 2016, he warned everybody to proceed with caution.
Radiologists must be aware, vigilant with mobile devices March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Mobile devices can be used in a variety of applications in radiology, but it's vital to understand the technology's limitations and security issues when reading images or sharing cases with colleagues, according to a Wednesday morning refresher course at ECR 2016.