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MedInformatix announced dramatic results for clients using its radiology information system (RIS) software version 7.5. Since its availability in 2003, the MedInformatix RIS solution has been implemented in nearly 100 radiology practices across 27 states, helping practices and providers meet or exceed federal government Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.

Time June 06, 2013
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency and the leading supporter of biomedical research in the world, said all of its clinical programs will be effected by $1.55 billion in NIH budget cuts due to sequestration. On March 1, 2013, as required by statute, President Obama signed an order initiating sequestration. This requires NIH to cut 5 percent, or $1.55 billion, of its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. NIH must apply the cut evenly across all programs, projects and activities (PPAs), which are primarily NIH institutes and centers.

Time June 06, 2013
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Many providers, and even consumers, are now aware of low-dose technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) systems that enable high-quality images with low radiation. Today, a growing number of hospitals are also adopting monitoring technology that takes dose management to the next level.

Time June 06, 2013
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Highly educated individuals with mild cognitive impairment that later progressed to Alzheimer’s disease cope better with the disease than individuals with a lower level of education in the same situation, according to research published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In the study, “Metabolic Networks Underlying Cognitive Reserve in Prodromal Alzheimer Disease: A European Alzheimer Disease Consortium Project,” neural reserve and neural compensation were both shown to play a role in determining cognitive reserve, as evidenced by positron emission tomography (PET).

Time June 05, 2013
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Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) currently has openings in eight clinical trials for patients with certain types of cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, esophagus and pancreas as well as those with soft-tissue sarcoma. All of the trials involve the use of proton therapy and are approved by the Institutional Review Board, the independent national committee that oversees such trials.

Time June 05, 2013
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Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the release of a new digital radiography (DR) solution — ImagePilot Aero. This all-in-one digital imaging system combines the ease of use and simplified image acquisition of the Konica Minolta ImagePilot System with the workflow efficiencies, and high image quality of the lightweight, wireless Aero DR panel. With this new solution, private practices, imaging centers and community hospitals have access to the productivity and versatility of wireless DR.

Time June 05, 2013
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The Medicare trustees have projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year’s report.

Time June 04, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that more than half of all doctors and other eligible providers have received Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments for adopting or meaningfully using electronic health records (EHRs).

Time June 04, 2013
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June 4, 2013 — During the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), DR Systems will demonstrate its DR Systems Unity Enterprise Imaging Excellence Solution, e|HR for Meaningful Use and eMix, and electronic medical information exchange

Time June 04, 2013
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HealthHelp’s MedTree ODS offers a transparent clinical decision support system that allows providers to self-govern the ordering process and receive approval for most decisions in less than one minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Time June 04, 2013
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Feature | Mark Flyer, M.D., CIIP, Maimonides Medic

In today’s fast paced and “consumer-driven” medical environment, there are more demands imposed on clinicians to deliver quick and accurate care. These increasing demands have made it difficult for them to review imaging results in a timely fashion, resulting in potential dire consequences for their patients and medical-legal implications for their organizations.

Time June 04, 2013
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Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the company’s CAIPIRINHA (Controlled Aliasing in Volumetric Parallel Imaging Results IN Higher Acceleration) software as part of Siemens’ syngo MR D13A software package for parallel magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The software helps enable patients with breath-holding difficulties to reduce the amount of time they hold their breath by up to 50 percent without sacrificing imaging resolution or contrast.

Time June 04, 2013
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June 3, 2013 — Radcal Corp. has launched a family of radiation survey meters, comprising the RSM, RSM1 and RSM*.

Time June 03, 2013
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June 3, 2013 — ArborMetrix Inc., a provider of real-time healthcare analytics, announced that the Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative (MiBOQI) selected its fully integrated, cloud-based registry and analytics solution to replace its legacy system. The 26-hospital Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) will implement ArborMetrix's technology to improve quality, safety, outcomes and effectiveness of breast cancer treatment across the state of Michigan.

Time June 03, 2013
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Mevion Medical Systems has delivered the superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator for its Mevion S250 proton therapy system under installation at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma.

Time June 03, 2013
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June 3, 2013 — Esaote North America announced the first U.S. installation of its G-scan Brio MRI system at the Clinica Venamer in Miami. The G-scan Brio is a musculoskeletal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system that enables cost-effective, weight-bearing or ‘stand-up’ MRI.

Time June 03, 2013
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The American College of Radiology supports the May 31, 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which calls for establishing minimum national standards and an oversight framework for accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging services.

Time June 03, 2013
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May 31, 2013 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new expert consensus statement this week focusing on the practice of using ultrasound as a tool for improving patient physical examinations. “Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography” will appear in the June issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE).

Time May 31, 2013
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Greetings from the show floor of the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), taking place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. This year's theme, "Translating Today's Inovations to Tomorrow's Clinical Practice," is allowing imaging professionals to stay on top of best practices, strategies and trends, wtih insights from real-world experts and respected peers on timely topics in imaging informatics.

Time May 31, 2013
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Digisonics will exhibit its Enterprise PACS and structured reporting solutions for cardiology, OB/GYN, radiology and general ultrasound studies at this year’s Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting.

Time May 31, 2013
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