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 - cancer
Oncology society rolls out big-data initiative, tells why radiology should care
Jan 27, 2015 - Most knowledge about what works and what doesn’t in cancer treatment draws from the meager 3 percent of cancer patients who participate in clinical trials. A new partnership between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and SAP, the German software giant, looks to leverage...
 - Paul Chang, MD
Orchestrating interoperability: One size does not fit all
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
Jan 27, 2015 - Paul J. Chang, MD, loves live jazz, hates the ballet—and extends his taste to two different means of wringing useful business intelligence from medical imaging informatics.
 - Keith Chew
Taking our data to the next level in 2015: Q & A with Keith Chew
Sponsored by: IRP
Jan 27, 2015 - As senior vice president of Integrated Radiology Partners, (IRP) and also president of the Radiology Business Management Association, Keith Chew is a well-respected leader in our industry. He recently spent time with ...
 - Doug Fridsma, AMIA
2015 outlook for the federal IT programs
Sponsored by: FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Jan 27, 2015 - When it comes to the federal meaningful use program, keep your eye on the prize—not the incentive dollars, advised Doug Fridsma, MD, former director, office of science and technology in the Office of the National Coordinator. With complexity rising and dollars declining, the greater...
 - Atlanta Medical Center
Atlanta Medical Center Deploys Enterprise-wide, Web-based PACS Using Existing Workflows and Secure SSO Solution
Sponsored by: McKesson
Jan 27, 2015 - The Information Systems team at Atlanta Medical Center is not only keeping pace with the rate at which technology is evolving in healthcare, they’re taking the lead.
 - focus
The Near Future Comes into Clear(er) Focus
Sponsored by: vRad
Jan 27, 2015 - As 2014 winds to a close, three of radiology's brightest thought leaders offer predictions on the year ahead. There is big power in big data. Moving forward into 2015 and beyond, how do radiology practices aggregate data in a way that creates what the world of Silicon Valley has...
 - medical device tax
Report challenges medical device industry claims of economic damage
Jan 27, 2015 - Many manufacturers of medical devices—including the sophisticated technology used to acquire medical images—claim that the 2.3% medical device tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act has caused widespread layoffs and reductions in research and development. An economic analysis from...
 - care_coordination
Care coordination barely improved by docs’ use of EHR, health IT
Jan 27, 2015 - If harmonizing the work of two or more doctors treating the same patient is a key reason for computerizing healthcare, then health information technology is singing somewhat off key.
 - Doc with money
Health-policy docs issue call to action against physician self-referral
Jan 27, 2015 - There are two schools of thought on physician self-referral. On one side are supporters who see the practice as a harmless means of streamlining care for patients. On the other are detractors who consider it a cynical form of capitalism run amok in healthcare.
 - Dave Pearson
A major storm is headed our way—as always
Jan 27, 2015 - “My message for New Yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have ever seen before,” warned Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 25. Two days later, a New York Times headline nailed the rest of the story of Winter Storm Juno in New York: “Leaders in New York and New Jersey...
 - Doctor and Patient
Survey finds older docs delighted with advanced imaging
Jan 27, 2015 - A supermajority of primary care physicians credit advanced imaging with helping them make better decisions for their patients—and the longer the docs have been practicing medicine, the more appreciative they are of the latest and greatest in imaging technology.