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 - Smoking Couple
Brain PET shows how smoking affects men and women differently
Dec 23, 2014 - It’s well established that smoking affects the male brain one way and the female brain another. New research at Yale using movies produced by PET shows some of the key differences in action.
 - Dave Pearson
Will 2015 be the year radiology makes its own luck?
Dec 23, 2014 - The single most interesting and, in retrospect, forward-looking comment I heard at RSNA wasn’t spoken during the several sessions and press conferences I attended, enlightening and fascinating as those were. It didn’t rise above the drone of the exhibit halls, exciting as so many of...
 - Wes Griffith
Hancock Medical: Silver lining in post-storm RIS/PACS replacement
Sponsored by: FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Dec 23, 2014 - On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina—the deadliest storm of its kind in U.S. history—made its final landfall near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi with a 28-foot storm surge and a storm tide of more than 30 feet deep. Like 80 percent of New Orleans, many neighboring parishes, and a...
 - zerofootprint
Zero-footprint viewer + server-side rendering: Building a true Web PACS
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
Dec 23, 2014 - When the development team at Viztek convened to reimagine its current PACS release, the first thing that went onto the white board was “zero footprint viewer—no exceptions.” To make that happen, Viztek approached the company that holds the exclusive patent on the idea of presenting a...
 - scalability
Scalability testing of the PACS for the future
Sponsored by: McKesson
Dec 23, 2014 - As diagnostic imaging becomes even more complex, so, too, does the business of running a hospital. Margins are low, competition is high and hospitals are consolidating just to survive. Next-generation imaging solutions are emerging to take the industry to the next level. Industry...
 - Shannon Werb, Chief Information Officer, vRad
Radiology Analytics – The Data Driven Passion of a Healthcare CIO
Sponsored by: vRad
Dec 23, 2014 - When vRad rolled out its latest “Look in the Mirror” Radiology Patient Care (RPCSM) Indices and Global Practice Information (GPISM) reports this past fall—the latest free-to-subscribers offerings in the company’s mushrooming analytics portfolio—CIO Shannon Werb paused to think back...
 - Cheryl Proval
Closing out the books on 2014
Dec 23, 2014 - As the year winds down and thoughts turn to 2015, it’s always a good idea to look back and review where we have been and what has transpired since we passed this way before. For radiology, 2014 was a year of great importance.
 - interoperability
Interoperability top focus of ONC strategic plan
Dec 23, 2014 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC) on Monday released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 with a definitive focus on interoperability. 
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Healthcare getting its head in the cloud, cautiously
Dec 23, 2014 - Nearly all mid-size healthcare organizations are using cloud computing or considering it, but almost two-thirds continue to have doubts about security.