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LONG BEACH, CALIF.— When considering investment in a vendor neutral archive (VNA), providers should have a clear understanding of what exactly they are trying to achieve, advised a panel of industry experts at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).

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LONG BEACH, CALIF.— While the numbers describing the amount of data being generated in healthcare are eye-popping, for Eliot Siegel, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Maryland Health Care System, a highly dimensional and complex nature, not just volume, is what epitomizes “big data.”

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LONG BEACH, CALIF.— Radiologists rely on quality IT professionals to keep systems running, but breakdowns in communication and misunderstandings between the two groups can lead to barriers and a less than cordial work environment.

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LONG BEACH, CALIF.—Big data is the buzzword at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), and Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, used the honorary 2014 Dwyer Lecture on May 15 to talk about the future of data management, both the challenges and the potential.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Despite access to care, a study of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent stress echocardiography found race significantly impacts downstream two-year cardiac costs, with non-white patients having significantly lower costs, according to a poster presentation at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session.