Electronic arrows: Do we really need them?
September 30, 2015 -- Referring physicians love electronic arrows because they highlight foci of interest and the presence of pathology, but now is the time to consider abandoning them, according to Dr. Stephen Baker and Dr. Johan Blickman in an editorial.
Report: Monitoring apps dominate medical app market
September 30, 2015 -- The market for mobile medical applications generated 2015 revenues of $489 million U.S. (434.5 million euros), of which nearly 40% came from apps for monitoring conditions for physicians or for patients themselves, according to a new report from market research firm Kalorama Information.
NHS approves Agfa as healthcare IT supplier
September 30, 2015 -- The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) has named Agfa HealthCare as one of its approved suppliers in the Shared Business Services Healthcare Clinical Information Systems Framework.
Report: Global healthcare IT market poised for growth
September 30, 2015 -- Driven by health information exchanges and electronic health record systems, the global healthcare IT market will grow at a 13.4% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by market research firm ReportsnReports.
Turkish healthcare IT market set for growth
September 25, 2015 -- The Turkish healthcare IT market is primed for growth, according to a new report by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics in Europe.
Cancer staging app acts 'like a peripheral brain'
September 23, 2015 -- A team of radiologists and cancer specialists has developed a free mobile phone application to help physicians determine the level of treatment and prognosis for cancer patients. It is "almost like a peripheral brain," said Dr. May Abdel-Wahab of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Home or hospital: Where should cancer scans be read?
September 16, 2015 -- Would you prefer your own cancer scan to be reported at a radiologist's home or within the hospital? It was a simple question, but it recently ignited an impassioned debate. As home working becomes more common, this question raises important issues and lies at the heart of how radiologists will work in the future.
Philips, Radboud University debut diabetes app
September 16, 2015 -- Philips Healthcare and Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have introduced a mobile app with an integrated online virtual community for patients with diabetes.
New research needed to guide patient portal development
September 15, 2015 -- Online patient portals can offer major benefits, but they are not being developed with sufficient consistency and speed, say Dutch researchers, who have focused on how to overcome the challenges of implementing these portals.
Mobile health market projected to skyrocket
September 15, 2015 -- The global mobile health market generated $10.5 billion U.S. (9.3 billion euros) in revenues in 2014 and is expected to grow at a 33.5% compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020, according to a report from research firm Big Market Research.