The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on The Healthcare Field

Artificial intelligence is expected to revolutionize the medical industry in the near future. Venture capitalists are currently seeing the field as a realistic way to disrupt the economy and make extraordinarily large leaps in progress towards better treatment for patients. AI startups are no longer seen as risky, long-shot investments. Rather, they’re being treated as […]

HIPAA, HITECH, and Omnibus

Introduction With the perverse adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud computing in the healthcare industry, there was a need for some strict guidelines to monitor and govern organizations that have access to Protected Health Information (ePHI). The HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus rules are three words that form the baseline for bringing sanity in […]

AI and Radiologists: Whats the Verdict?

Recent advances in artificial technology have led many to believe that AI has the potential to replace human radiologists one day. Already, we are now at a level where deep learning neural networks can identify irregularities by scanning radiological images, which in some cases yield better results than an average radiologist. Even so, what’s considered […]

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 […]

What Can Be Done to Fight Higher Health Care Deductibles?

While the surging popularity of high-deductible plans is a positive sign which indicates that more patients are taking financial responsibility for their healthcare, this change should concern healthcare providers as it brings along some adverse effects. On the surface, the increasing consumer interest in HDHPs seems to be a good thing for the healthcare industry […]

Half of Imaging Patients are in Fear

Reducing Fear in Imaging Patients Diagnostic imaging is the umbrella term used to describe the X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs that doctors use to confirm a patient’s diagnosis or to monitor treatment. Imaging is an invaluable tool for clinicians. Since we cannot easily open the body up to see what is wrong, imaging does the […]

Polyp detection with AI

If you have never thought about getting a colonoscopy, this article is for you. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), colorectal cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America. The best way to avoid becoming another statistic is by being screened, especially if you’re a man over the age […]

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, […]

7T MRI Approved for Diagnostic Use

The FDA has recently approved the Magnetom Terra 7-Tesla, or 7T, MRI machine for diagnostic use. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines have been used as diagnostic tools since 1977 when the first case of cancer was identified using the device. Since then, the machines have been prescribed for use by internists, orthopedists and many other […]

Choosing a PACS

The PACS  Every radiology practice and hospital eventually ends up with a PACS that is out of date or no longer meets the requirements of their patients. Replacing your current system probably feels like a daunting task. Despite this, once you become concerned about updates and new software, it is generally less expensive to simply […]

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