COCIR, ESR talk integrity at ECR 2014
March 7, 2014 -- Integrity was the topic of a 6 March joint session between the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) at ECR 2014.
Sectra adds to Dutch installations
March 7, 2014 -- Sectra has grown its customer base in the Netherlands with the recent addition of IJsselland Hospital in Capelle aan den Ijssel.
European debt crisis hits PACS, RIS, CVIS markets
February 24, 2014 -- The expansion of the European market for PACS, RIS, and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) has been hindered by the debt crisis and radiology payment cuts in the continent.
Agfa wins French archiving contracts
February 21, 2014 -- Agfa HealthCare has been awarded several contracts in France for its HYDMedia electronic archiving and healthcare document software.
Hospitals must be ready to pay the price for EHRs
February 13, 2014 -- Hospitals need to be better prepared to handle the full costs of implementing electronic health record (EHR) software if they want to maximize the benefits of the technology, according to research published online on 13 February in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Swiss use feedback system to improve report turnaround times
February 11, 2014 -- Knowing that your performance is being monitored and compared with your peers can be a powerful motivator. Swiss researchers have recently garnered significant improvements after implementing a system that shows radiology residents and staff radiologists how their report turnaround time ranks among their colleagues.
For reliable radiation dose data, RIS/PACS works best
February 11, 2014 -- Actual patient radiation dose data extracted from RIS/PACS databases are far more reliable than commonly used self-reported patient dose surveys that are based on average-sized patients and typical scanner parameters, researchers from Western Australia have found.