Median lands 422,000 euro study award
April 8, 2014 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies has secured a deal to provide imaging services for a new phase II clinical trial sponsored by a leading pharmaceutical company.
Spanish show the way on clinical decision support
April 7, 2014 -- One silver lining to the economic crisis in Spain is that it's causing radiologists there to look for innovative ways to do more with less. Clinical decision support can help accomplish that, and a Spanish hospital is testing software that could find its way into widespread use.
Mobile devices look set to drive image sharing, communication
April 2, 2014 -- Radiologists are increasingly utilizing mobile devices in clinical applications, paving the way for new opportunities for image sharing and improved communication with clinicians and even patients, according to the results of a new Europe-wide survey presented at ECR 2014 in Vienna.
HIMSS Europe launches Dutch HIT group
April 2, 2014 -- HIMSS Europe said it is launching the HIMSS Holland eHealth Exchange, a working group of Dutch healthcare IT professionals in both the public and private sectors.
Austrian radiologists push ahead with search engine
April 1, 2014 -- Researchers at Vienna Medical University are developing a search engine that enables radiologists presented with obscure clinical abnormalities to locate similar cases in a database and compare them with the new findings.
Siemens secures large Netherlands IT contract
March 31, 2014 -- Siemens Healthcare said it has won IT contracts valued at 50 million euros to implement its Soarian Clinicals hospital information system with electronic patient records in two Dutch academic hospitals.
Vigilance, consistency unlocks structured reporting benefits
March 25, 2014 -- While structured reports can lower turnaround times and improve workflow, radiologists still need to adhere to important reporting criteria to provide the highest quality reports, Swiss researchers concluded during presentations at ECR 2014 earlier this month.
Irish show alert systems boost communication with clinicians
March 25, 2014 -- The increased use of imaging means you can no longer assume all radiology reports will be acted upon by clinicians, so it's vital to consider implementing a computerized alert system for dealing with clinically significant, unexpected findings, according to Irish researchers.
Big data clouds signal end for enterprise PACS storage
March 24, 2014 -- Radiology has been ahead of the curve in adopting healthcare IT, evident in the widespread implementation of PACS. But heavy reliance on PACS and resistance to broader cooperation with other hospital stakeholders is slowing healthcare IT development. We look at the dynamic changes taking place in this rapidly evolving industry.
HIMSS launches U.K. business
March 18, 2014 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is launching a U.K. subsidiary after taking full control of an event-planning firm specializing in healthcare IT.
Canon makes IT entry at ECR 2014
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Canon Europe made its entry into the healthcare informatics market this week at ECR 2014 with the launch of PACS, RIS, and quality assurance software.
Video from ECR 2014: Dr. Emanuele Neri on EuSoMII
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - Dr. Emanuele Neri, president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII), discusses the recent changes the organization has undergone and also the hot informatics topics of tablet use and teleradiology at ECR 2014.
Video from ECR 2014: Dr. Catherine Mandel on errors in radiology
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Dr. Catherine Mandel from Australia talks about the Radiology Events Register, an international database of errors and adverse incidents in radiology, and discusses common types of radiology errors, as well as how to avoid them, at ECR 2014.
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.
Mobile devices, tablets come of age for remote image reading
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - Tablets and mobile devices are evolving rapidly, providing alternatives to traditional workstations. Today's Refresher Course at ECR 2014 offers radiologists a comprehensive review of how these devices can be used to access medical images and patient records, and helps familiarize them with different technical settings and new mobile applications available.