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 - CT scanner

National Harbor, Md.—Manually maintaining and updating CT scan protocols can be a Herculean task, with protocols extracted in Excel or XML format that can run 25,000 lines long. A tool to help parse these protocols would be a boon to many providers, and that’s just what a group from the University of Pennsylvania set out to create.

 - confused woman

National Harbor, Md.—Patients want access to their imaging reports, but chances are they won’t be able to make heads or tails of many of the terms used to communicate findings. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania saw a need to make reports more patient-centric.

 - Workflow analytics

National Harbor, Md.— What do you want to know? What do you want to accomplish? What kind of data do you have and how can you use it to create and implement new strategies? These are the questions hospitals need to address before they can tap into the power of analytics, which has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of the business and practice of medicine.

 - Doctor & iPad

National Harbor, Md.—When Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center needed to find a better way of viewing medical images on mobile devices, they went the do-it-yourself route, and have gotten good results, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.

 - Privace & Security

National Harbor, Md.—When it comes to data breaches in healthcare, learn from the mistakes of others. That was the message during a presentation on IT security at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting. That and don’t share your passwords.