Imaging Informatics

It's been a year and a half since Nuance Communications launched the Nuance PowerShare Network. It did so by acquiring the cloud-based medical image sharing company Accelarad and expanding its platform into a powerful web-based exchange for combined images and reports.

In a study sponsored by CMS as part of the Medicare Imaging Demonstration project, four focus groups of radiologists heaved a collective yawn over computerized decision support (CDS).

The FDA has cleared the Coronis Uniti diagnostic display from Barco for use with breast MRI, CT, breast ultrasound and other ultrasound indications, including vascular and gynecological ultrasound.

Your choice of words when conversing can give away your identity within a group—and the same goes for radiologists dictating reports. 

The much delayed ICD-10 transition has been on the minds of healthcare providers for years, but medical coding is usually a little dry for mainstream media headlines. With the number of codes soon to approach 140,000, however, they are starting to get very specific—and general public is beginning to notice.

Of 3,627 emergency patients imaged twice for cardiothoracic concerns at two academic medical centers over a five-year period—once with chest x-ray and once with chest CT—50.3 percent were sent to the second modality before the final radiology report on the first was available.

Integrating nonurgent but clinically significant radiology alerts into the EHR offers a workable way to manage followup patient care—and the integration doesn’t impede closed-loop communication between radiologists and referring physicians. 

Tick, tick, tick. The ICD-10 implementation next month is almost here, and a number of organizations are offering last-minute education and checklists to get prepped ahead of the deadline.

Heading up the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center, Gorkem Sevinc, MSE, CIIP, focuses the bulk of his attention on partnering with clinical and research personnel within Hopkins Medicine to collaboratively build innovative Health IT tools. Software development, IT infrastructure, workflow and collaboration tools are all part of his purview.

Danish medical device company Brainreader has announced FDA approval for its Neuroreader MR software designed to quickly detect changes in a patient’s brain volume brought on by neurodegenerative diseases or traumatic brain injuries.

Join us for this year's annual ATA Fall Forum, Sept. 16-18, in Washington, D.C. The forum will focus on specific telemedicine topics and allow attendees to network and make lasting professional connections.

A recent profile in the Triangle Business Journal described Garner, N.C.-based Viztek as being in “growth mode” following FDA approval of its Exa PACS earlier this year.