Teleconsultations require care but can add value postpandemic
October 5, 2021 -- Many radiation oncology appointments can be completed effectively using the telephone or telehealth, with only a relatively small number of these requiring subsequent face-to-face appointments, a new study has found. Read More
Ranschaert: Implement practical measures now to protect AI data
October 5, 2021 -- As access to digital medical data becomes more widespread in tandem with the growing development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, the implementation of safeguards like anonymization, pseudonymization, and encryption are essential to ensure patient safety, according to informatics expert Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD. Read More
Top 10 practical, easy-to-follow tips on cybersecurity
August 17, 2021 -- The ransomware attack on the Irish healthcare system had devastating consequences. Faced with a growing threat, hospitals need a game plan. Cybersecurity expert Motti Sorani gives tips on how to help prevent breaches. Read More
Concern grows in Ireland over fallout from cyberattack
July 13, 2021 -- Two months after a major cyberattack in Ireland, the full consequences for patients and healthcare services are only starting to emerge. A particular worry is those studies which had to be postponed due to IT problems, according to Dr. Adrian Brady from Cork. Read More
Holloway: Cloud adoption can prove vital in combating cyberattacks
July 12, 2021 -- The consolidating effect within the process of cloud adoption will definitely help to reduce the risks posed by cyberattacks and minimize the criminals' devastating impact on healthcare services. That's the view of top industry expert Steve Holloway. Read More
HSE makes steady progress in restoring Irish health IT systems
June 2, 2021 -- The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland has revealed that steady progress is being made on restoring IT systems and it has taken a high court order against the hackers in the aftermath of the recent cyberattack. But challenges still remain, the HSE said on 1 June. Read More
Irish cyberattack provides wake-up call for European imaging IT
May 25, 2021 -- The Irish attack shows that radiology providers can no longer bury their heads in the sand when it comes to cybersecurity. The hackers threaten the very core of a health system's function and purpose, writes market analyst Steve Holloway. What can be done? What lessons can be drawn? Read More
Wide-scale disruption continues in Ireland after cyberattack
May 20, 2021 -- Radiology service providers across Ireland are still facing major difficulties in the wake of last Friday's ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of many computer systems. There are now media reports of the hackers posting patient data online to bolster their demands for a $20 million ransom. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
How has Israel become the new Silicon Valley and AI hub?
April 22, 2021 -- Israel is fast becoming a global center of excellence in artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging, says Kevin Lev from Philips. He explains how this has happened and provides an update on the company's AI-enabled offering that won the Best New Radiology Software award in the 2021 EuroMinnies. Read More