Informatics

The goal of health informatics systems is to enable smooth transfer of data and cybersecurity across the healthcare enterprise. This includes patient information, images, subspecialty reporting systems, lab results, scheduling, revenue management, hospital inventory, and many other health IT systems. These systems include the electronic medical record (EMR) admission discharge and transfer (ADT) system, hospital information system (HIS), radiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), archive solutions including cloud storage and vendor neutral archives (VNA), and other medical informatics systems.

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A new paper published in Academic Radiology details one institution’s transition from free text to structured reporting templates and the resultant departmental impact.

In addition to the eBooks, study guides and a Virtual Hospital Platform simulator for hands-on training that were acquired, SIIM will now also own various “go to market” courses in subjects such as PACS, DICOM, HL7 and FHIR.

Meaningful Use and radiology

Voice-triggered macros are spoken voice commands that trigger a subsequent command in order to perform a specified task. Software that achieves this is easily implemented into workflows and can complete virtually innumerable tasks. 

Cybercrime

Some decisions after a cyberattack are reactive and made on the fly, but imaging operations can take a number of steps ahead of time to plan for unplanned downtime and limit the impact of a temporary outage.

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Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s board of directors, explains some of the issues that cause burnout and how technology can help mitigate issues that cause radiologists to leave.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, explained how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing at the 2022 Radiology Business Management (RBMA) meeting.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s Board of Directors, explains how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing using an AI-driven IT system for its work lists.

VIDEO: Preparing for Radiology Appropriate Use Criteria Clinical Decision Support Reporting Requirements

Lisa Mead, PSO executive director, Strategic Radiology, spoke at the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) 2022 meeting on radiology practices being prepared for the January 2023 deadline to have appropriate use criteria clinical decision support (AUC/CDS) software operational. 

Variations in the day of the week, time of interpretation, workload burden and even the reader’s gender all impacted radiologists’ written expressions in free text reports.

The American Hospital Association (AMA) is warning healthcare systems the Russians may attempt cyber attacks amid rising tensions of the war in Ukraine and the international community's response. #Ukraine #warinukraine #ukrainewar

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is warning U.S. hospitals about possible cyber attacks from Russia on U.S. healthcare IT systems due to rising tensions over the war in Ukraine.

Researchers created an automated pipeline that can spot clinically significant abnormalities that would require follow-up on documents scanned into the EHR.

Sectra PACS was named Best in KLAS in 2022 based on customer feedback.

KLAS Research's 2022 report covers more than 1,000 health IT informatics solutions focused on EMRs, staffing, revenue cycle management, patient portals, and more.

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In a statement released Wednesday, RSNA announced the return of NIIC-RAD, which provides education and training modules on the fundamentals of informatics.

Around the web

There is not agreement among the top structural heart experts if CT is required for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), but a Henry Ford Hospital study shows it can improve outcomes.

Ron Blankstein, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains recent advances in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) technology. 

With the elevation of cardiac CT to a 1A indication in the 2021 Chest Pain Guidelines, there has been a large amount of interest in starting coronary artery CT angiography (CCTA) programs. 

   
   
   
   
   
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