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.

Signify Research analyst Amy Thompson discusses connecting pathology and others with enterprise imaging systems.

Interest rising to connect pathology, other departments to enterprise imaging systems

Signify Research senior analyst Amy Thompson explains the trend of connecting various departments to enterprise imaging systems. She said digital pathology may soon become the third largest user of these systems.

May 31, 2023
artificial intelligence in radiology medical imaging interpretation

Interpretive AI for medical imaging: 5 points of skepticism, idealism

Surveying the landscape of interpretive AI in radiology, two researchers note a yawning gap between great expectations set in the recent past and actual clinical implementations as of spring 2023.

May 25, 2023

New AI tool helps radiologists reduce read times by up to 40%

Its use dropped the average time needed to examine a finding at all timepoints from 107 seconds to 65 seconds, with pulmonary nodule assessments benefiting from the greatest reductions.

May 18, 2023
Automated AI measurements for Pediatric X-ray for hip dysplasia, Sectra HIMSS23.

PHOTO GALLERY of radiology technologies at HIMSS 2023

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

May 8, 2023
HIMSS VP of Informatics Christine Caraballo on enterprise imaging interoperability.

HIMSS: New interoperability standard aids movement to enterprise imaging

HIMSS Vice President of Informatics Christina Caraballo, MBA, explains new interoperability standards have been proposed to enable better image sharing across hospital IT systems.

May 2, 2023
David Gruen radiologist and Merative Merge CMO speaking on radiology IT trends at HIMSS 2023. #HIMSS #HIMSS2023 #HIMSS23

Key radiology IT trends at HIMSS 2023

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

April 25, 2023

Structured reports with a 'forcing function' for recommendations improve follow-up adherence

In a study that included hundreds of radiologist recommendations for additional imaging, there was a threefold increase in follow-up adherence when radiologists utilized a voluntary closed-loop communication tool that required structured recommendations. 

March 31, 2023
Example of natural language processing converting the radiologist's dictation into text. This system from M-Model highlighted key words the artificial intelligence will use text in the report and for labeling the report file for later key word searches or data mining. 

How NLP can 'revolutionize' structured reporting

The continued emergence of natural language processing has caught the eye of experts in the field, with some suggesting its use could streamline the process of integrating structured reporting across the specialty. 

March 20, 2023
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