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.
Some DICOM deidentification toolkits pose privacy risk
June 16, 2015 -- If you're using free DICOM toolkit software to deidentify patient personal health information on images for clinical research purposes, a little caution may be in order. A team of Dutch researchers recently found very few of the toolkits they tested performed well using default settings.
COCIR focuses on integrated care and e-health
June 16, 2015 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) has launched a white paper, "Integrated Care: Better Healthcare for Europe."
MeVis makes changes to board
June 12, 2015 -- Medical imaging software developer MeVis Medical Solutions has added two new members to its supervisory board and named a new chairman.