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  1. HIMSS VP of informatics outlines concerns with meaningful use

    ... of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) since the passage of the HITECH Act in meeting the need for ... to designate standards for documenting the content of clinical summaries, but if we don’t know how to transmit these summaries or ... standards for the same criterion, such as selection of two clinical summary content standards—Continuity of Care Records (CCR) and ...

    Mary Stevens - Oct 05, 2010

  2. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: PET/CT Provides Superior Pre-Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

    ... new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed across the globe. It is the leading cause of death in men and women in most countries—with a ... in Rozzano Milano, Italy.     The American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline update on the treatment of unresectable NSCLC notes ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Oct 04, 2010

  3. TCT: Transfemoral approach should trump transapical techniques for TAVI

    ... (TAVI) technologies have recently advanced and clinical trials have found the benefits of transapical and transfemoral ... In terms of stroke benefit, Moses said that while “it’s great in theory," there is no benefit to using the transapical approach ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Oct 04, 2010

  4. Report: As cardiology IT sales rise, customers seek ease and integration

    The U.S. cardiology IT market has been picking up since 2008 and is projected to continue to ... for ease of use and integration capabilities in their IT solutions, according to a survey by research firm CapSite. The report, ... recent cardiology IT deals were part of a larger enterprise clinical/EHR decision. "This is interesting given the healthcare industry's ...

    Chris P. Kaiser - Oct 04, 2010

  5. Watchman closure device to recieve German reimbursement coverage

    ... by 30 percent during the PROTECT AF [atrial fibrillation] clinical trial when it was compared to warfarin therapy (Coumadin, Bristol-Myers ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Oct 04, 2010

  6. vRad Swoops, Scoops Up NightHawk

    ... Scottsdale, Ariz, for $170 million, bringing the company’s clinical firepower to 325 radiologists. The offer of $6.50 per share represents ... the definition of teleradiology has evolved. In the past, it has been what I would call a very narrow definition: providing remote ...

    Cheryl Proval - Oct 02, 2010

  7. Radiology: Pre-screening for ovarian cancer ineffective

    ... desirable, there is currently no convincing evidence that it can reduce mortality among average-risk women,” authors Perry J. ... maximal diameter of the lesions was 4.1 cm. Standard clinical guidelines urge further workup of any E3 or E4 masses. Eighty women ...

    Clint vanSonnenberg - Oct 01, 2010

  8. Prostate cancer act introduced in House

    ... on Sept. 14. The American Urological Association (AUA) said it worked closely with lawmakers to develop the legislation. The specifics ... the understanding of the etiology of the disease; establish clinical registries for prostate cancer; and assess appropriate imaging ...

    Lisa Fratt - Oct 01, 2010

  9. Pilot study reveals telemedicine could improve geriatric depression

    ... said the study's lead author, Thomas Sheeran, PhD, clinical psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital ... and there were few technical problems. “They felt it improved their care and that they would be willing to use it again,” ...

    Jeff Byers - Oct 01, 2010

  10. Sunquest releases business intelligence software

    ... business intelligence software to assist management of clinical processes. The software’s dashboards provide access to data ... according to the Tucson, Ariz.-based healthcare diagnostic IT company. Diagnostic Intelligence capabilities include monitoring performance ...

    Jeff Byers - Oct 01, 2010

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