Security concerns prompt COCIR to postpone eHealth Summit
November 23, 2015 -- Because of security concerns in Brussels, the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) has postponed its eHealth Summit, which was due to take place on 24 and 25 November.
eHealth week 2016 to focus on patients
November 20, 2015 -- The focus of next year's eHealth Week 2016 will be on patients rather than institutions and IT systems, with the title "You, at the Heart of Transition."
Irish hospital takes major steps toward EHR
November 20, 2015 -- Galway Clinic has set a goal to become the first hospital in the Republic of Ireland to give patients access to their electronic health records (EHR) by November 2016.
Home reporting is not a bed of roses, warns RCR
November 10, 2015 -- Flexible home working can lead to a shift of resources away from radiology departments, and it encourages less contact with colleagues and the de-skilling of radiologists doing predominantly remote reporting, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Agfa wins 6 Belgian Enterprise contracts
November 6, 2015 -- Agfa HealthCare has won contracts for its Enterprise Imaging for radiology platform with six Belgian healthcare facilities.
Sink or swim? U.K. radiology struggles to stay afloat
November 4, 2015 -- The development of an enterprise-wide imaging strategy is now a major priority in the U.K. As the battle to reduce diagnostic waiting times and accelerate patient access to treatment intensifies, radiology finds itself burdened with escalating pressures, writes industry expert Warren Edwards.
Make better use of over 50s, RCR urges
October 28, 2015 -- More careful consideration of workload, work type, and working hours is essential to maximize the expertise of older radiologists and bring huge benefits for the individual practitioner, radiology departments, and patients, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It is encouraging employers to take urgent action to retain senior staff.
Agfa readies Enterprise Imaging launch for RSNA 2015
October 21, 2015 -- Agfa HealthCare will unveil its new Enterprise Imaging platform at the upcoming RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Liquid gold: Lessons learned on the job
October 13, 2015 -- Everybody's read the textbooks, but what are the real golden rules of radiology learned on the job? Following his popular 2013 article, columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has a fresh batch of uber-truths that are the very essence of the specialty.
How workload analysis can unlock efficiency gains
October 8, 2015 -- In today's high-stress radiology environment, efficiency is vital, and managers now appear to be turning to detailed productivity analysis to help determine the optimal structure for job plans, U.K. researchers have reported in an article published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.