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Google has introduced a suite of new partnerships utilizing the power of cloud computing and machine learning to advance the field of diagnostic imaging. Presentations were given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

 

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Workflow simulation aids IT system selection process
Workflow simulations can be used as way of understanding how systems will be fit into workflow and specific physical work environments, according to a narrated electronic poster presentation at the 2009 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference this month in Chicago.
Report: Hospitals must change priorities during EHR implementation Converting physician's notes into electronic documentation earlier in the typical implementation cycle for an inpatient EHR would give hospitals a more complete information base for quality management, according to a white paper from Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), a Falls Church, Va.-based consulting firm.
New bill calls for open-source EHRs
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W. Va., introduced legislation last week that will facilitate the nationwide adoption of EHRs, particularly among small, rural providers.
N.J. provider deploys Infinitt enterprise PACS Infinitt North America, a provider of web-based RIS, PACS, cardiology PACS and advanced visualization solutions, has been awarded a multi-year contract to implement an enterprise-wide PACS solution at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, based in Paterson, N.J.
Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have coupled a USB-based ultrasound probe with a smartphone, creating a mobile, compact computational and medical imaging platform.
Health Choice Network implements Sage Intergy Health Choice Network, a Health Resources and Services Administration-sponsored health center controlled network, is implementing Sage Intergy CHC and Sage Intergy EHR for member community health centers in the United States.
Tennessee HIE adds practice management toolkit Shared Health, a Tennessee-based public/private Health Information Exchange (HIE), has launched two new practice management tools, Clinical Insight and Condition Tracker.
IXICO launches free DICOM tool IXICO has released Trial Wire, a free, web-based tool for de-identifying, organizing and electronically transferring DICOM medical images during the International Society for Magnetic Resonence in Medicine conference in Honolulu this week.
Digisonics scores new contracts Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles reported that it has chosen Digisonics' DigiView Image Management and Reporting System to satisfy its clinical reporting needs.
Tenn. health system selects McKesson for PACS IASIS Healthcare, a 16-hospital system in Franklin, Tenn., plans to help improve patient care and physician satisfaction with the deployment of a new PACS from McKesson, Horizon Medical Imaging PACS.

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