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Establishing a good working relationship with your suppliers is vital in any sphere of life, but particularly in healthcare informatics, where costs can easily spiral out of control and bad decisions often have long-term implications for patient care.

In part two of her series about PACS replacement, Dr. Neelam Dugar, former chair of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists' Imaging Informatics Group, explains how the process was handled at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Click here to read more.

Standardized reports are not universally popular, it seems. Dr. Leo Lawler, our editorial adviser and a consultant radiologist in Dublin, is among the skeptics, though he can also appreciate the potential benefits of these reports. To find out more, click here.

Mobile radiology and social media remain red-hot topics. In a video interview at the recent RSNA meeting in Chicago, we invited Dr. Erik Ranschaert from the Netherlands to provide some insight here. Click here to learn more.

"Big data" is a buzzword right now among hospital managers and healthcare vendors, and you need to understand the term and determine how it applies to your organizational healthcare IT vision and patient care initiatives, according to Hjalmer Danielson. Get the story here. And toward the bottom of the article, make sure you don't miss the video clip with Dr. Hans Rosling, a professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Last but not least, the French Society of Radiology (Societé Française de Radiologie, SFR) has published new recommendations for storing and archiving medical images. The guidance not only defines good storing and archiving practice, but also promises to save time and money for hospitals. For the details, click here.

This is just a small sample of articles that have been posted over recent weeks in your Healthcare Informatics Digital Community. For a full list, see below.

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