CT, MRI account for most speech recognition errors
July 15, 2015 -- In an audit of mistakes resulting from the use of speech recognition software, CT reports had the highest overall error rate, and this can be attributed to the high volume of reports dictated and the complexity of cases. MRI reports also accounted for a large proportion of errors.
HIMSS Europe names new board members
July 15, 2015 -- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Europe has appointed three new board members to its governing council to help steer the strategic direction of the organization.
DITTA advocates revision in U.N. development plan
July 15, 2015 -- The Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA) wants the word "technologies" in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Target 3B.
Use of social media tops 75%, finds new survey
July 1, 2015 -- More than 75% of radiologists now use social media sites for both professional and personal purposes, but the need to avoid pitfalls and to decide whether to adopt multiple online identities remain important issues, according to research presented at this week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC) in Liverpool.
Mobile health market predicted to explode
July 1, 2015 -- Led by the monitoring services sector, the global market for mobile health (mHealth) technology is expected to surge from $1.95 billion U.S. (1.76 billion euros) in 2012 to $49.1 billion U.S. (44.31 billion euros) by 2020, according to a report from market research firm Grand View Research.
Healthcare cloud computing market on the rise
July 1, 2015 -- The worldwide healthcare cloud computing market will grow at a 20.5% compound annual growth rate to reach $9.48 billion U.S. (8.56 billion euros) in revenues by 2020, according to a new report from research firm MarketsandMarkets.
HIMSS lauds St. George's for EHR adoption
July 1, 2015 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has conferred stage 6 status of its international acute Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model on St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London.
Spanish hospital receives HIMSS EMR designation
June 29, 2015 -- Hospital Universitario12 de Octubre in Madrid has received recognition from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for its use of electronic medical records (EMRs).
Digitization poses threat to radiographers, says Engelhorn
June 23, 2015 -- MAINZ - Digitization is having a big effect on midlevel professionals, and some radiographers' jobs will disappear due to the rising level of automation in image acquisition and the availability of more nursing staff for handling patient positioning according to preset profiles.
COCIR and HIMSS continue collaboration
June 23, 2015 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have renewed their cooperation agreement to improve the use of information and management systems.