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It can be safely said that the healthcare services industry is in a state of flux like never before. Reform initiatives driving the mandate to create interoperability are not in any way exempting medical imaging.

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Kohli: Don’t let the web-services revolution start without you

If you’ve ever booked a trip online using a site such as Kayak or Expedia, you’ve seen something of the future of healthcare computing. 

Magazine shares MR image of mother and child

MIT neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe, PhD, shared a memorable image from Smithsonian Magazine on the publication’s website this month: an MRI of a mother and her infant child. 

RSNA: GE Healthcare unveils GE Health Cloud, numerous radiology apps

GE Healthcare announced its new GE Health Cloud, four new radiology apps related to the cloud, and other new technologies this week at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting in Chicago. 

Med schools urged to prepare tomorrow’s docs for a fast-changing field

Intensifying pressure to meet accreditation competencies. Heated calls from consumer groups for absolute transparency in medical costing and decision-making. The exploding displacement of fee-for-service by riskier, ever-more-frugal payment models. It’s enough to chase a modern medical student into another line of work.

Virtual dissection making med students better at the real thing

Wearing 3-D glasses and brandishing styluses, students at a small medical school are dissecting holograms of virtual body systems in ways they can’t when using actual human cadavers.

Brain-surgery simulator so lifelike, it’s ‘eerie’—medical student

NASA doesn’t send astronauts into space until they’ve logged a certain number of hours in capsule simulators equipped with full control panels. The day may be coming when hospitals won’t send neurosurgeons into the OR until they’ve honed their skills in brain surgery simulators outfitted with diffusion tensor MRI.

It’s a buyer’s market for CT—sort of

The average price healthcare providers are paying to acquire CT systems has dropped by 20.9 percent since this time last year.

Fujifilm TeraMedica—a VNA player capable of reining in the ‘United Nations of vendors’?

Fujifilm’s acquisition of TeraMedica, the 14-year-old, Milwaukee-based developer of vendor-neutral archive (VNA) products and services, has sent a formidable new vendor entity—Fujifilm TeraMedica Inc.—straight to the head of the VNA class. Few healthcare-technology watchers would deny as much. 

Tech exec: no true interoperability without imaging

Healthcare provider organizations working out interoperability strategies must include medical imaging in their tactical initiatives. 

VNA now a strategic necessity: Timing is the only question

Hospital CIOs now recognize that it’s no longer a question of whether vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a technology they should consider, but rather when is the right time to introduce VNA to their IT organization.