Long reports prone to speech recognition errors
August 19, 2014 -- Perhaps not surprisingly, long and complicated radiology reports that include many positive or unexplained findings have a higher risk for the presence of text errors mistakenly inserted by speech recognition software, according to research from National Health Service Grampian in the U.K.
Siemens to sell Health Services to Cerner
August 8, 2014 -- Siemens Healthcare has agreed to sell its Health Services business to healthcare information systems firm Cerner for nearly 1 billion euros in cash, transforming the face of healthcare IT by combining the two companies' workforces to become the largest provider in the field.
Philips wins Irish PACS contract
July 25, 2014 -- Philips Healthcare has won a contract with an Irish medical clinic for its IntelliSpace PACS, the company said.
Mobile health market approaches $7B
July 23, 2014 -- The global market for mobile health technology is expected to generate $6.7 billion in revenues in 2014, according to a new report by market research firm Visiongain.
Market matters: Health information exchange
July 18, 2014 -- Barriers continue to exist across Europe for healthcare IT adoption, but there are tangible benefits for radiologists and patients alike on the horizon. Based on a new study, analyst Stephen Holloway discusses how large-scale IT infrastructure is shaping the future of medical imaging.
Agfa wins Dutch VNA contract
July 18, 2014 -- Agfa HealthCare has won a contract with two major academic hospitals in the Netherlands for a vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and an enterprise imaging workflow package, the company said.
Actionable reports and the teleradiology debate
July 16, 2014 -- Technology has transformed radiologists' reporting practices, allowing for flexible working and sharing of workloads, but this should not compromise a radiologist's ability to provide actionable reports. Face-to-face dialogue remains a key factor, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Why teleradiology companies must strive for quality
July 9, 2014 -- Outsourcing some reporting and out-of-hours work in overstretched and underresourced departments can be of great benefit, both in terms of accuracy and timeliness of reports, provided safeguards are built in and a rigorous approach to quality control is implemented, writes the responsible officer of a teleradiology company.
PACS downtime comes under growing scrutiny
July 8, 2014 -- As more and more core care processes move from paper-based to e-support, system or service uptime now plays a critical role in provider organizations, and planned or unplanned PACS downtime can be a serious problem, according to German expert Joachim Zaers.
Sectra signs Dutch IT deal
July 4, 2014 -- PACS firm Sectra has signed a long-term IT contract with Dutch healthcare group Zorggroep Leveste Middenveld.
Agfa receives Belgian order
July 4, 2014 -- Agfa HealthCare will install its Impax RIS/PACS/reporting system at AZ Groeninge Hospital in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Cash injection brings teleradiology progress in Turkey
July 3, 2014 -- A network of 100 mobile mammography units is due to be deployed across Turkey within the next year as part of a 183 million euro teleradiology screening project. Dr. Utku Şenol, president of the Turkish Medical Informatics Association, speaks about this and other developments.
RIS-integrated software can optimize radiation dose
July 1, 2014 -- A software application can be used to extract patient radiation dose information directly from imaging modalities and store the data in a RIS, aiding in analyses and potentially contributing to individualized patient care, researchers from Italy have found.