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George Wiley
When Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, North Carolina) went shopping for a cardiology image-management solution, it was looking for three things: good vendor support, the ability for cardiologists to access prior studies from the radiology PACS, and a willing development partner to grow with as it built an employed cardiology practice and a new heart
Patient engagement in health care (or patient-centered communication, as it’s often called) has been compared to marriage, where the relationship between care seeker and caregiver is based on trust, respect, openness, and empowerment.
According to Osman Ratib, MD, chief of radiology at Geneva University Hospital (GUH) in Geneva, Switzerland, tomorrow's radiology enterprise will go well beyond diagnostic work-ups. Ratib is multilingual and multidisciplinary, and his view of the future is one in which clinical and organizational demands will lead to new radiology solutions that
This article is the second in a four-part series on options for hospital–practice integration. To read the first article, click here.
Cloud-based storage requires evaluation, just as any other storage strategy does, according to James T. Whitfill, MD, CIO of Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd (SMIL) in Arizona. “You have to understand how the cloud provider replicates data to different locations, so you trust that there really are multiple copies of those data; that they are kept
This article is the first in a four-part series on options for integrating imaging centers and hospitals.
A health care provider that is too intent on protecting personally identifiable patient information could take patient privacy beyond the level that is optimal for patient care. At the Children’s Hospital (Denver, Colorado), however, Chris Goodale, radiology data systems administrator, prevented this problem by limiting access to radiology
One of the most extensive and ambitious medical-screening trials in US has been stopped. It’s because of good news: Low-dose helical CT (LDCT) exams can cut lung-cancer deaths by as much as 20%, compared with chest radiography alone, according to early results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST was halted in early November,
Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, is committed to mammography screening to detect breast cancer—what he calls screening’s role in saving women’s lives. When it comes to mammography, Linver also has a combative side: Now that screening mammography has come under attack from some critics as a possibly less-than-effective technique, Linver is fighting back
Not every lobbying effort on the part of the imaging industry is a success. When the DRA was passed, for example, radiology took a hit; reimbursements were pared, and the industry emerged feeling that its rapid growth had left it with a target on its back.