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Dear Healthcare Informatics Insider,

It can be hard sometimes to find relevant cases and images online quickly. To address this problem, a group of researchers is developing Khresmoi, a search engine that combines text- and content-based image retrieval methods.

In a recent evaluation, the group found that Khresmoi testers had better performance in searching for appropriate material than a previous study using traditional Internet searching techniques. Click here for the details.

In other articles this month in our Healthcare Informatics Community, support is increasing for cloud-based monitoring and analysis of radiation dose in CT exams, according to a report from the 96th German Congress of Radiology by contributing writer Michael Reiter.

This issue's Mobile App Spotlight shines on CT Anatomy, an iOS app that offers a cross-sectional guide of normal anatomy as seen on CT. Also, a French researcher has developed five free Android applications designed to help radiologists be more efficient and improve the accuracy of their reports, according to an article by Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward.

Speaking of mobile apps, which European countries have the best market conditions to support development of mobile health apps? Click here to find out.

An Israeli image analysis software start-up is exploring the use of big data to develop large-scale clinical analysis and population management tools. Click here for more details.

In the U.K., a health IT project has found success from sharing a pool of radiology trainees in a call center to cover multiple departments. Click here for our coverage.

A new RIS/PACS will be tested this summer at Sweden's famous Karolinska University Hospital as part of a project aimed at radically improving workflow in radiology and other departments. Associate Editor Frances Rylands-Monk has our coverage, which you can access here.

If you have any tips or suggestions for topics you'd like to see covered in the Healthcare Informatics Community, please feel free to drop me a line.

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