Cardiac PACS

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements related to healthcare information technology (IT) Oct. 6. CMS will take public comment on the new rules for 60 days beginning Oct. 16.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with over 35 federal partners, released the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020 (Plan) September 21.
  • August 6, 2015 — IBM announced that its Watson Health Cloud will gain the ability to “see” following the planned acquisition of Merge Healthcare for $1 billion.
  • Stage 3 MU, stage 3meaningful use, patient engagement, CPOE
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements through May 30. The third and final set of MU rules are a core part of the plan to reform the American healthcare by leveraging health information technology (IT) to help...
  • Merge Healthcare announced it recently acquired DR Systems Inc. for about $70 million. DR Systems is a privately held San Diego-based company in medical imaging information systems.
IBM Watson, Merge Healthcare, Best in KLAS 2015/2016, Phytel

Merge iConnect Enterprise Archive courtesy of Merge Healthcare

News | PACS | January 29, 2016
IBM Watson Health announced that the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report recognized two of its newly...
News | Analytics Software | January 05, 2016
A new study from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) offers insight from nearly 200...
Technology | Cardiac PACS | December 09, 2015
December 9,  2015 — During RSNA 2015, Cerner exhibited the latest version of its PowerChart Cardiovascular solution,
cerner cardiology
Technology | Cardiac PACS | December 09, 2015
December 9,  2015 — During RSNA 2015, Cerner exhibited the latest version of its PowerChart Cardiovascular solution,
Philips IntelliSpace PACS, Xcelera cardiology PACS, UCHealth

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

News | PACS | November 17, 2015
Philips announced its collaboration with UCHealth, an integrated delivery network of five hospitals in Colorado and...
CMS, Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule, ONC, healthcare IT, electronic health records, EHR
Feature | Information Technology | October 07, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)...
Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Remote Viewing Systems | September 28, 2015
The company that introduced the world's first wireless, cassette-sized DR detector does it again.
ONC, Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, information technology, healthcare
Feature | Information Technology | September 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...
IBM, purchase, Merge Healthcare, $1 billion, Watson
News | PACS | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — IBM announced that its Watson Health Cloud will gain the ability to “see” following the planned acqu
Infinitt, partner plus agreement, TridentUSA Health Services, Infinitt PACS
News | Information Technology | July 15, 2015
Infinitt announced today that it has entered into a seven-year Partner Plus Agreement with TridentUSA Health Services...
venture capital funding, VC, healthcare IT, Q2 2015, Mercom Capital Group, IPOs
News | Information Technology | July 09, 2015
Mercom Capital Group llc, a global communications and research firm, released its report on funding and mergers and...
HIMSS, survey, cybersecurity, cyberattacks, healthcare organizations, IT
Feature | Information Technology | June 30, 2015
Cybersecurity was identified as an increased business priority over the past year according to 87 percent of...
Technology | June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will demonstrate the latest generation of Synapse Cardiovascular...
HIMSS, CMS, comments, Meaningful Use, Stage 3
News | May 29, 2015
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) submitted comments to the Department of Health and...
ScImage, PICOM365, VHA, Veterans Administration, VistA Imaging, DIACAP, DIN-PACS
News | May 14, 2015
ScImage announced that it has received validation for its PICOM365 enterprise picture archiving and communication...
Big data in cardiology, social media big data analytics, data mining

Big data, showing correlation between a CDC study on cardiovascular disease and a study conducted based on hostility in Twitter tweets. This demonstrates how big data from social media might be used to in new ways to evaluate population health.

Feature | May 12, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of...
Stage 3 MU, stage 3meaningful use, patient engagement

Patient engagement plays a key role in the Stage 3 MU rules, where patients are more involved in their health management and treatment decisions. Part of Stage 3 requires electronic patient access to all their medical records, enabled by patient portals, as in this example of Carestream's Vue Motion software.

Feature | May 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)...
Carestream, IHE-Europe Connectathon, Clinical Collaboration Platform, CCP
News | May 04, 2015
Carestream showcased the advanced interoperability of its Clinical Collaboration Platform (CCP) at the IHE-Europe (...
News | April 08, 2015
Enterprise imaging vendor ScImage Inc. will show Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015...
Blog | March 07, 2015
By Dave Fornell, editor  With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology as the primary vehicle for change,...
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