Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
The radiology IT sector is entering a period of rapid change. Pressure is growing for more connected care and integration of health data, and with electronic medical record vendors looking at Europe as their next hunting ground, the transition of radiology IT into enterprise networks is inevitable. Also, greater choice and innovation of business models are being introduced, and the regulatory landscape is evolving.
Sharing images of problematic cases looks set to become easier in Germany where a new expert network went live earlier this month. In an interview, Dr. Dierk Vorwerk explains how the network will operate and also takes a glimpse into radiology's future. Get the full details here.
New analysis of CT productivity at a large university hospital contains some important, practical messages. The research showed that throughput was extremely low during the first hour of each working day and also throughout the day on Fridays. Simple and relatively cheap changes have improved the situation and boosted productivity. Find out more in our CT Community, or click here.
On Friday, the European Medicines Agency announced it had completed its review of gadolinium contrast agents. What were its main recommendations? And what advice did it have for confused healthcare professionals? Click here to learn more.
More sharing of MRI safety events and better data on contrast reactions as well as wider incidents are vital, an expert told attendees at last month's U.K. Radiological Conference. Also, better classification of MR-related incidents is necessary for clearer comparisons of practice and improved benchmarking of safety management. Click here for the full story.