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Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  Stage 2 meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records (EMRs) suggest use of clinical decision support (CDS)...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Annoyed by the high cost of a tune-up, 30 years ago I took a class on automotive maintenance. Armed with a spark plug wrench, timing light and...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor   There are two main issues facing clinical practice today, including lower reimbursements and the need to see more...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Saving lives is no longer enough. Patients need to be satisfied. You might thank the recession for that. Since the downturn, retailers have been...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We are seeing a semantic shift in medicine, one that is redefining personalized medicine from pie in the sky to piece of cake, undoable to doable....
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Only one radiological modality – mammography – is used today for screening. Yet, as America hurdles toward preventive medicine, screening is where it...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
What a difference a few decades makes. In the early-1980s radiologists couldn’t wait to get their hands on an MR scanner. Never mind the clinical...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Man is born free and is everywhere in chains.”      — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18th century philosopher Not long ago images were read from lightboxes...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In what one day may be recognized as a melding of epidemiology and medical imaging, researchers are associating human conditions once viewed as...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The radiology community may be in for a shock soon. Regents Health Resources, a national consulting firm specializing in medical imaging business...
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
In a recent LinkedIn Medical Device Group posting, it was noted that DuVal & Associates, P.A. filed a Citizen Petition and Petition for Stay of...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
For many years mammographers have been saddled with low reimbursements. Recognizing this, women’s health advocates lobbied successfully over the last...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Five states now mandate physicians to inform women with dense breasts that mammography may be of limited value to them. These states — Connecticut,...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Trends at RSNA 2012 included software solutions to help meet Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for remote viewing of images and reports, and...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The top step I took to the 2012 RSNA exhibit halls at the McCormick Center in Chicago bore the RSNA theme “Patients First”.  Above my head, a...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In a skeptical world, old maxims fall hard. Photojournalists can attest to that. Seeing today is anything but believing. Not seeing has fallen just...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting is a key source of the latest clinical trial data on new stent technologies. Two key...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
With its million-dollar scanners and their mushrooming use in recent years, medical imaging has become the poster child for high-cost medicine. While...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The medical community buzzed a couple of weeks ago as word spread of technology guru Vinod Khosla’s prediction that the future of medical practice...
Wayne Webster
Wayne Webster
In a recent article, “The AMA Backs Bills to Stop Medicare Imaging Pay Cuts,”  the American Medical Association (AMA) once again is fighting to...