Paris gears up to expand image-sharing project August 30, 2016 -- The regional health authority for the Île-de-France region has agreed to a new cloud-based data sharing project that goes beyond the remit of the existing Region Without Film project, a massive effort that digitized the public hospital network in the Paris region that ended last year.
Deconstructed PACS: It's not all bad news August 24, 2016 -- Next time an enterprise IT vendor asks you at a tradeshow if you want to deconstruct your PACS, interface your workflow, free your data, and enable enterprise interoperability, it might be worth sticking around, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway in his latest column.
Ratib: Open-source software boosts image management August 22, 2016 -- Open-source software can be an effective way to facilitate image interpretation, archiving, and distribution, particularly in developing countries that lack the IT infrastructure and cash to adopt digital image management, according to Dr. Osman Ratib of the University Hospital of Geneva.
Soliton partners with Mach7 August 22, 2016 -- U.K. and Australia-based radiology information systems (RIS) provider Soliton said it has entered into a distribution agreement with U.S.-based image management developer Mach7 to supply enterprise management products throughout the U.K.
How to make full image sharing a reality August 8, 2016 -- The barriers to true, seamless image sharing are many and varied, but the solutions are within our grasp, notes Dr. Stephen Fenn in a guest column. It's vital to push to get full sharing functionality in place, covering each of the scheduling, scanning, reporting, and subsequent clinical care steps.
U.K. issues standards on image reading by nonradiologists August 4, 2016 -- While radiologists are of course best-suited to report on imaging studies, they may not always be immediately available due to staff shortages. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines on how nonradiologists can interpret these examinations.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
Sony purchases eSaturnus August 3, 2016 -- Sony Europe has acquired eSaturnus, a Belgian provider of video over internet protocol technology for operating rooms.
Market research firm Signify opens its doors July 22, 2016 -- The healthcare technology market intelligence and consultancy firm Signify Research is open for business. Initially its main focus will be on the informatics and medical imaging sectors.