Mobile App Spotlight: Imaging Single Best Answer November 25, 2014 -- Candidates now have a new tool to help prepare for the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists' Final FRCR (Part A) Exam. The British Institute of Radiology recently released Imaging Single Best Answer, a mobile app that provides 75 questions and answers for each of the six exam modules.
Users, vendors must define HL7 ORM for health IT success November 25, 2014 -- ORMs, or order response messages, are used to transmit electronic requests and scheduling information between ordercomms, RIS, and PACS. It's vital both customers and vendors recognize the importance of HL7 ORM messages, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar in her latest column.
Report: EHRs to yield $78B in cost savings November 25, 2014 -- Electronic health records (EHRs) will save the global healthcare industry $78 billion U.S. (63 billion euros) between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report from market research firm Juniper Research.
NDSC signs decision support deal with ESR November 25, 2014 -- Clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company (NDSC) has signed an agreement with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) to provide imaging appropriate use criteria to the European market via an offering called ESR iGuide.
RTF: Job prospects rest on specialization, mobility November 19, 2014 -- Trainee and newly qualified radiologists have nothing to fear for the future if they subspecialize, invest in themselves, and are willing to travel more to find work. That's the view of Dr. Viola Koen, chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF).
Constant change characterizes RSNA's first 100 years November 14, 2014 -- This month sees the 100th RSNA meeting, but the pace of change has been particularly rapid during the past three decades. Today's industrial landscape is entirely different, radiology has gone digital and global, and the leading modalities have developed and matured.
Norwegians take the treadmill test at work November 12, 2014 -- Determined to boost their energy levels at work, Norwegian radiologists have installed two treadmills and other exercise equipment in a dedicated reading room. Other Europeans also are jumping on the fitness bandwagon.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).