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 - Star Valley Medical Center
Increased Access, Dependability and Patient Satisfaction with a Fixed MRI at Star Valley CAH
Sponsored by: Hitachi
May 16, 2014 - Among the many requirements a hospital must meet to achieve and maintain the designation of Critical Access Hospital (CAH), the hospital must be fairly remote and furnish 24-hour emergency care services seven days a week, using either on-site or on-call staff.
 - Meadville Medical Center
High-Tech PACS Improves Performance at Pennsylvania Community Hospital
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
May 16, 2014 - When Meadville Medical Center (MMC), Meadville, Pa., decided in 2013 to replace its legacy PACS, the 235-bed facility faced an issue common to community hospitals nationwide.
 - Claudette Lew
Meaningful Relationships
May 16, 2014 - While Meaningful Use is certainly dominating the headlines these days, perhaps it's “meaningful relationships” that should be the focus of independent radiology practices.
 - Neal Peterson
Customizing Practice Management Solutions for Effective Operations, Growth and Sustainability
Sponsored by: Zotec
May 16, 2014 - Managing a radiology practice to achieve increased effectiveness and improved productivity is essential not only for survival, but also to maintain positive cash flow in today’s healthcare environment.
 - Computer Globe
SIIM: Defining your VNA goals
May 16, 2014 - LONG BEACH, CALIF.— When considering investment in a vendor neutral archive (VNA), providers should have a clear understanding of what exactly they are trying to achieve, advised a panel of industry experts at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (...
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SIIM: Big data about complexity, not just size
May 16, 2014 - LONG BEACH, CALIF.— While the numbers describing the amount of data being generated in healthcare are eye-popping, for Eliot Siegel, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Maryland Health Care System, a highly dimensional and complex nature, not just volume, is...
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SIIM: Bridging gaps between IT and radiology
May 16, 2014 - LONG BEACH, CALIF.— Radiologists rely on quality IT professionals to keep systems running, but breakdowns in communication and misunderstandings between the two groups can lead to barriers and a less than cordial work environment.
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SIIM: Big data analysis unveils powerful insights
May 16, 2014 - LONG BEACH, CALIF.—Big data is the buzzword at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), and Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, used the honorary 2014 Dwyer Lecture on May 15 to talk about the future of data management, both the challenges and the...
 - Missing puzzle piece
SIIM: Info on chronic conditions missing from clinical history in 40% of cases
May 16, 2014 - LONG BEACH, CALIF.— While missing information about a patient’s clinical history can hinder a radiologist during interpretation, pertinent chronic conditions are often omitted from the clinical history provided by referring physicians, according to a study presented May 15 at the...
RBMA Summit 2014: Building relationships-the changing focus of radiology
May 16, 2014 - Among the many different sessions presented at the Radiology Business Management Association Summit that was held last week in Charlotte, NC, an underlying theme was very apparent. The importance of building relationships was stressed time and again. From forging and maintaining...