PACS strikes a resonant chord in Liverpool
April 20, 2015 -- A health IT project conceived in Liverpool, U.K., that allows sharing of a pool of radiology trainees working in a call center to cover multiple departments is showing initial signs of success. Fresh information on the scheme was presented at ECR 2015.
PACS lies at digital heart of the new Karolinska
April 15, 2015 -- The name Karolinska is synonymous with the Nobel Prizes, but the rebuilt university hospital in Stockholm now looks set to become a futuristic model and shining example of PACS development and deployment. We interviewed the head of radiology, Dr. Anders Wennerberg, PhD, about the project.
Start-up company secures GE Centricity Web portal deal
April 15, 2015 -- London-based startup Cloudhouse Technologies has signed a deal with GE Healthcare to provide it with technology to "virtualize" outdated healthcare applications for its U.S. Centricity business.
Philips releases healthcare leadership survey at HIMSS
April 14, 2015 -- Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips released the results of a healthcare leadership survey at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 annual meeting in Chicago.
HIMSS Europe council seeks nominations
April 14, 2015 -- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Europe Governing Council announced that three vacancies are available on the council and it is seeking nominations for the positions.
Agfa to introduce new Portal software
April 2, 2015 -- Agfa HealthCare is planning to launch healthcare IT software called Portal, designed to provide a patient-centered view of healthcare information.
ECR 2015: 5 free radiology apps for your smartphone
April 1, 2015 -- A researcher from France has developed five mobile applications that are available for free on Google Play and are designed for use in daily practice to provide efficiency gains for radiologists and improve the accuracy of reports. Details were presented at ECR 2015 and the apps have already been downloaded over 8,000 times.
Teleradiology platform use expands in networks
March 31, 2015 -- The working patterns of radiologists have undergone enormous change. Remote or homeworking is gaining acceptance, but some observers think radiologists must be located within radiology departments to support radiographers, says Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Fuji wins PACS/RIS contract in Turkey
March 23, 2015 -- Fujifilm Europe said that its subsidiary in Turkey, Fujifilm Dis Ticaret, has won a PACS/RIS replacement project in the Medical Park Healthcare Group, one of the largest private hospital groups in Turkey.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.