Continuum of care: The never-ending healthcare story?
August 25, 2015 -- "Escalating health costs, poor economic performance, and rising incidence of chronic disease are driving development of value-based healthcare in the European market." Sound familiar? This is one of the most consistently quoted trends attributed to healthcare investment in Europe. But how is this actually manifesting itself in the development of medical imaging and IT solutions?
5 tips to drive adoption of patient portals in radiology
August 13, 2015 -- The establishment of patient portals has blurred the lines of what is considered to be appropriate doctor-patient communication outside of the medical office. Patients may be wary of portals, but DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner shares five tips for allaying their concerns and driving higher adoption.
Carestream nets U.K. RIS/PACS order
August 10, 2015 -- Carestream Health has signed a 10-year contract to supply a replacement RIS/PACS to the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust.
Use imaging biobanks to boost research, ESR says
August 4, 2015 -- A European imaging biobank network would significantly boost research in the imaging domain, according to a position paper from the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
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.