Category: PACS system

Radiologists Aren’t Exercising Regularly, With Nearly 90% Suffering Shoulder, Neck Pain At Work

The job of radiologists demands that they remain confined to a chair, sitting at the workstation. New research shows that radiologists who do not exercise regularly are more susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries. Over the years, they may develop multiple complications. After surveying over 200 radiologists from academic, private, and public hospitals across some of the […]

5 RIS/PACS Integration Considerations

Today, the efficiency of the health care system is determined by the quality of care physicians deliver to critical patients. Under pressure, information-based decision-making takes the lead. It is important to ensure patient data is available and properly utilized for active decision-making. However, as it is present in different systems across innumerable healthcare providers, information […]

Can CDS Reduce Waste?

There is a growing concern about the overuse of healthcare resources, which includes imaging. Researchers are on a mission to determine if a clinical decision support (CDS) tool can help less experienced clinicians reduce inappropriate use of imaging. A study conducted by a single institution analyzed over 5000 CT and MRI imaging orders collected before […]

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Health Information

  Did you know that about 10% of the $2.6 billion spent on healthcare annually goes toward waste and fraud? According to a statement released by Verizon, “This fraud comes in many forms, including falsified billings, false coding of services, billing for services not delivered or excessive, and billing separately for elements that should be […]

Transparency and Change in the FDA Approval Process

FDA Transparency Initiative, which was launched back in the year 2009, has started achieving the desired results. The main goal of launching the initiative was to make the agency’s decision-making, procedures and actions more transparent and hence, more useful and comprehensible. In other words, it is aimed at disclosing FDA’s information in a controlled manner […]

AI – Will It Hack Us?

Artificial intelligence is a buzzword in the world of medicines and healthcare. Among the top beneficiaries is the field of radiology in which the AI tools have just begun to prove absolutely beneficial in comprehending the diagnostic imaging results for improved decision-making and patient care. At the 2017 meeting of Radiological Society of North America […]

Better Communication In Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology stands at the center of the healthcare system. Almost everyone passes through the imaging department at one point in their life whether it’s for a simple medical test or advanced treatment techniques. In most cases, the department’s overall efficiency is highly dependent on effective communication between physicians. But why does this seem to be […]

Is Your PACS HIPAA & HITECH Compliant

While the integration of technology into the healthcare industry came with a myriad of benefits including scalability, flexibility, easier communication, and cost efficiency, it also brought a plethora of security risks that compromise the safety of patients’ private information and data. Medical images now existing in a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, […]

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