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Sep 29, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

#HCLF14: Leveraging Evidence Across the Care Continuum is being held Sept. 29-30 at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. This year's co-chairs are David W. Bates, MD and Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. Learn more.

On Demand Events

 - Toshiba Dose Tracking
The Need for Real-time Skin Dose Tracking

In conjunction with the University at Buffalo, Toshiba has developed an innovative dose tracking system that provides interventionalists with real-time data on the delivery of radiation during interventional procedures in the form of a detailed, easy-to-read color coded human map.

Intelligent Tools for a Productive Radiologist Workflow, Universal Viewer Smart Reading Protocols
Intelligent Tools for a Productive Radiologist Workflow, Universal Viewer Smart Reading Protocols

Webinar + Q&A: Featuring Dr. Lindsey S. Rabushka from Northwest Community Hospital to provide a radiologist workflow perspective.

 - Infant chest image
Maximizing Dose Efficiency for Pediatric Patient Imaging

Radiographic imaging of pediatric patients presents a number of unique challenges compared to the imaging of adults. Learn more.

 - Patient-Centric Imaging Awards
Patient-Centric Imaging Awards

Has your practice upgraded technology to improve patient access to information? Leveraged resources from ACR’s Imaging 3.0 campaign? Realigned incentives to facilitate quality care? Share your quality improvement project story with us and you may be featured in the September/October issue!

Optimizing Effective Cancer Care at NIH + Q&A
Optimizing Effective Cancer Care at NIH

See how leading radiologists and oncologists at NIH are using technology such as semi-automated cancer lesion management and multi-media reporting software to reliably, consistently and quickly distribute reports in oncology follow up and treatment planning.

Sponsored by Carestream
Navigating the MU Pathway: Stages 1 & 2
Navigating the MU Pathway: Stages 1 & 2

Join us for a presentation by the American College of Radiology’s Michael Peters on what radiologists need to know to attest to Stages 1 and 2 of the federal Meaningful Use Program, followed by a Q & A session.

Sponsored by FujiFilm
How Interoperable Technology Can Enhance the Efficiency of Radiology & IT
How Interoperable Technology Can Enhance the Efficiency of Radiology & IT

With digital radiology, PACS and RIS in use for 15 years or more at most US hospitals, a disparate system architecture is now the reality for most departments. Multiple PACS and mini-PACS populate the environment, resulting in inefficiencies, increased operating costs, and reduced throughput for departments.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Enhance Radiologist Productivity with a More Agile PACS Environment
Enhance Radiologist Productivity with a More Agile PACS Environment

The disparate system architecture existing in most radiology departments today has resulted from the addition of multiple, dedicated workstations and mini-PACS to the environment without adequate integration into the workflow.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
 - Siemens: 3D volume echocardiography
3D Volume Echocardiography: Answering the Challenges of the Right Heart

Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute in Hershey, Pa. discusses the advantages of 3D volume echocardiography in the right heart.

Sponsored by Siemens Healthcare
Oklahoma State University Medical Center: CVIS Enhances Image Quality & Productivity

Join Connie Ryan, Cardiology Resource Manager at Oklahoma State University Medical Center as she shares how OSUMC was successful in enhancing their physicians workflow and in increasing productivity in their echo lab with the GE Healthcare’s Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution (CCE).

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Northwest ImageShare: Linking Images, Clinicians & Care
Northwest ImageShare: Linking Images, Clinicians & Care

Getting images via health information exchange represents a unique technical challenge—and opportunity for collaboration.

Sponsored by Sectra
 - Siemens: 3D volume echocardiography
Future of Echocardiography: Unlocking the Power of Volume Imaging

Join Dr. Dinesh Thavendiranathan of the University of Toronto for a discussion on 3D volume echocardiography in the left heart.

Sponsored by Siemens Healthcare
High Performance Collaborative Care Webinar Series—Defining a Universal Viewer
High Performance Collaborative Care Webinar Series—Defining a Universal Viewer

Radiology departments have been seeking ways to work better-managing images from multiple PACS and multiple departments and seeking to increase radiologists' reading efficiency by delivering more information to their workstation. In a world of disparate PACS and multi-ology images, the notion of a universal workstation to deliver patient results efficiently is both a necessity and now - a reality.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
 - x ray
Next-gen Productivity for Enterprise Imaging

Radiology departments have been seeking ways to work better—managing images from multiple PACS and multiple departments and seeking to increase radiologists' reading efficiency by delivering more information to their workstation. But in a world of disparate PACS and multi-ology images, what is the solution?

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
 - Park Nicollet Health Services
Enterprise-wide Advanced Visualization: Maximizing Clinical & Business Benefits

Learn how Park Nicollet Health Services, a leading integrated care system in suburban Minneapolis, has expanded the use of state-of-art advanced visualization across their healthcare enterprise—allowing radiologists and cardiologists to view, read and report on a universal viewer that seamlessly integrates with PACS.

Sponsored by Vital
 - Data Sharing
Archive Neutral PACS: The Next Step Forward in Health IT Infrastructure

Lifespan is a five-hospital system in Providence, R.I., managing more than 500,000 radiology and cardiology exams per year. To balance the image management needs across departments, meet the daily demands of access to full clinical information across their health system with an eye on future participation in the Accountable Care initiative, Lifespan is embarking on a multi-year journey to leverage IT infrastructure as a strategic asset and utilize a combination of an enterprise vendor neutral archive coupled with archive neutral PACS for radiology, cardiology, endoscopy and other departments. 

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
 - Rutland Regional Medical Center
Radiology Workflow: Recognizing the Clinical & Financial Benefits of Implementing a Full RIS-PACS-Reporting Solution​​

Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont, is a 188-bed rural hospital that effectively weds high-tech imaging with patient-centric care. This high-tech hospital with a hometown touch utilizes an integrated RIS-PACS-reporting solution in its radiology department that is delivering benefits across the health system.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
The Optimized Vendor Neutral Archive: Success Stories for Clinical Users
The Optimized Vendor Neutral Archive: Success Stories For Clinical Users

In today's healthcare environment, there's no question that the need to connect silos of data, whether department or enterprise wide, has become an increasing demand placed on IT infrastructures.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Clinical Performance That Matters with Medical Displays and Image Quality

Image quality is key when it comes to making accurate diagnosis and confident clinical decisions. Learn how the importance of certain criteria such as luminance, ambient lighting and automated calibration play a crucial role in image reading accuracy. Workflow benefits include increased physician productivity and reduced IT intervention. Featuring: David Hirschorn, Director of Radiology Informatics at Staten Island University Hospital and Researcher in Radiology Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital

Sponsored by Barco
Radiology Roadmap | Virtual Conference Series

Available OnDemand! Health Imaging has assembled a panel of experts to provide you with effective solutions and strategies - delivered right to your desktop for FREE. During these three one-day events, listen to presentations and view slides from leading-edge presenters, participate in LIVE interactive discussions with thought-leaders in radiology, network and chat live with attendees right from your desktop and visit the virtual exhibit floor to view new products and services.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Medical Displays & Image Quality: Increasing Physician Productivity & Reducing IT Intervention

Image quality is key when it comes to making accurate diagnosis and confident clinical decisions. Learn how
the importance of certain criteria such as luminance, ambient lighting and automated calibration play a crucial
role in image reading accuracy.

Sponsored by Barco
Medical Displays & Image Quality: Increasing Physician Productivity & Reducing IT Intervention
Medical Displays & Image Quality: Increasing Physician Productivity & Reducing IT Intervention

Learn how the importance of certain criteria such as luminance, ambient lighting and automated calibration play a crucial role in image reading accuracy.

Sponsored by Barco
RIS/PACS: Driving Standardization for a Large Hospital System

Learn how Sectra managed the complex requirements related to this large health system's RIS/PACS preparation and integration, workflow customization and training needs.

Featuring: ProMedica Health System

Sponsored by Sectra
A Smarter Approach to Replacement PACS
A Smarter Approach to Replacement PACS

Learn how innovative hospitals are utilizing the latest technology to replace their first generation PACS and in the process improve patient outcomes and reduce operating costs.

Sponsored by Carestream
Maximizing Radiologist Productivity: Best Practices & Innovative Strategies

Learning Objectives: • Technologies and tools for boosting radiologist productivity • Action plans for improving imaging workflow • Tactics for thriving in today’s healthcare environment • Strategies for optimizing service to referring physicians • A look into the future of image sharing, accessibility, diagnostic reporting, multi-ology archiving and reimbursement

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Perspectives on Quality Reporting: Maximizing Measures, Bettering Patient Care

When it comes to health IT, practitioners' work used to be 10 percent information and 90 percent technology. Now that is dramatically changing, with the increasing demand for data—from longitudinal patient information to dynamic clinical decision support—driving hospitals toward higher levels of reporting and quality improvement.

Sponsored by Siemens Healthcare
Next-Generation Healthcare Image & Information Exchange: The Foundation of Imaging Workflow and EMR Integration

With heightened interest and incentives for EMR and image and information sharing as part of a health information exchange—healthcare executives are focusing on coordinating their financial, clinical and technical resources on building and integrating a healthcare image and information archive that leverages their current IT investments while providing the foundation for imaging exchange workflow and EMR integration. Join executives and clinical thought-leaders from Mount Sinai Medical Center, St. Luke's Health System and GE Healthcare in discussing the issues and challenges of implementing a next-generation image and information exchange in a video presentation with live Q&A.

Investing in the Revolution of CT: A Global Perspective

Experts from Germany, France and the Netherlands explain how the distinctive capabilities of the Brilliance iCT 256-slice scanner have impacted the diagnostic imaging abilities of their institutions and enhanced patient care. These professionals share their views on the economical and clinical benefits of investing in this revolutionary technology.

Sponsored by Philips
Investing in the Revolution of CT: The Intelligent Path to Clinical Success

Experts from the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) explain how the unique capabilities of the Brilliance iCT 256-slice scanner have advanced the diagnostic imaging capabilities of their institution. From both an economical and clinical aspect, these professionals share their views on investing in this revolutionary technology.

Sponsored by Philips
Enterprise Image Storage: Moving Beyond the Department Silo

Listen and learn to an in-depth interview with healthcare IT industry expert, John Koeller discuss the future of image and data storage. While addressing the challenges of image management today we will explore options for consolidation and dive deeper into the Clinical Information Lifecycle Management strategy.

Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
Cardiology PACS & CVIS: Implementing Digital Strategies
Cardiology PACS & CVIS: Implementing Digital Strategies

Please watch this webcast and Q&A with clinical, administrative and IT leaders answering questions and addressing your concerns regarding the implementation of a cardiology PACS system.

Images Anywhere, Anytime: Web-based PACS and RIS/PACS

This webcast focuses on the utilization of Web-based PACS & RIS/PACS as a means for healthcare organizations to stay competitive, maximize relationships with the physician community, and reduce expenses while increasing the number of clean claims through streamlined billing. Watch as experts from three leading facilities discuss the advantages of implementing Web-based PACS and RIS/PACS. Sponsored by GE Healthcare and Dell.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare and Dell
Rethinking RIS: Strategies to Streamline Operations



RIS-driven workflow provides tremendous benefits to healthcare organizations facilitating better patient care and better control over the business functions of the organization, including multi-facility scheduling, patient and image tracking, document management, outcome monitoring, and robust interface capabilities. Data analysis and reporting capabilities facilitate operational improvements and decision making. RIS-driven workflow delivers fast, secure access to information that can shorten the revenue cycle, reduce lost charges and denials, prevent underpayments, and optimize performance across the enterprise.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Integrating RIS/PACS for the Enterprise

Experts from three leading healthcare facilities share their expertise and answer common questions about Integrating RIS/PACS throughout the enterprise.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare & HP
ASP: A New Approach to Managing Image Overload

Gain first-hand knowledge from three leading healthcare organizations who use ASP (Application Service Provider) to store and manage radiology images. Watch this practical one-hour video webcast with live Q&A presented by clinical and IT thought-leaders who share their experience on transitioning to and benefiting from ASP — and why ASP is the new path to secure, scalable and cost-effective DICOM data archive and disaster recovery. This unique financial model allows facilities to gain the latest technology now without burdening the capital budget.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare
Digital Workflow Transforms Cardiology
Digital Workflow Transforms Cardiology

This progressive healthcare provider serving Nebraska and southwestern Iowa is made up of nine acute-care hospitals. Alegent's Heart and Vascular Institute at Bergan Mercy Medical Center and Immanuel Medical Center perform more heart procedures than any other provider in the Omaha area.

PACS for the Community Hospital

Learn how hospitals and imaging centers are using PACS and digital workflow to streamline workflow, improve financials and provide better patient care.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare & Intel
Top Trends in Health Imaging & IT

Health Imaging & IT magazine in collaboration with Siemens Medical Solutions invites you to join us as we learn more about this year’s Top Trends in health imaging and IT.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Watch as four experts fluent in data storage discuss the framework to compile an intelligent infrastructure across the healthcare enterprise.