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Blockchain: Medical Imaging Informatics

| September 17, 2017
Blockchain: Medical Imaging Informatics

Chain Links— Dave Yeager is the editor of Radiology Today. A technology that’s most often associated with digital currency may soon change the way medical images are shared. Blockchain, which was initially used as the database for Bitcoin, is a method for logging transactions in a way that can’t be changed. Because of this security and its […]

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Bon Secours Moves Images to Azure to Drive Costs Down and Speed up Delivery

| August 26, 2017
Bon Secours Moves Images to Azure to Drive Costs Down and Speed up Delivery

By Dennis Schmuland MD FAAFP, Chief Health Strategy Officer, Microsoft US Health & Life Sciences Winnie Bernard, Enterprise Radiology Imaging Systems Manager, Bon Secours Health System Tammy Grausgruber, Enterprise Radiology Special Project Manager/Systems Analyst, Bon Secours Health System on July 21, 2017 In my last blog, I talked about how Austin Radiology Association moved their 3D tomography data […]

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Empowering care teams to improve job satisfaction

| July 13, 2017
Empowering care teams to improve job satisfaction

By Hector Rodriguez, Worldwide Health CISO & Standards, Microsoft Are you worried about your care teams? Many health leaders are concerned their staff have too many demands on them. Clinician shortages and ever-increasing healthcare needs means care teams are seeing more patients. And heavier workloads can lead to burnout, exhaustion, mistakes, and patient and employee […]

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Mobile Health Technology Statistics for Physicians

| June 18, 2017
Mobile Health Technology Statistics for Physicians

Healthcare professionals use mobile devices for mobile health (mHealth) services as well, which is predicted to be a $26 billion market globally by 2017, according to the 2013-2017 Mobile Health Market Report by Research2Guidance. Statistics like these make you wonder: how else is mobile health technology growing? There’s no doubt about that. In just the […]

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Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

| May 22, 2017
Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

Healthcare is an appealing target for cybercriminals. Last year cyber attacks led to the loss of 13 million patient records, according to Symantec Corp., a company focused on addressing cyber threats. Last August Banner Health alone, with its 23 hospitals and specialized facilities across seven states, reported a data breach affecting 3.7 million patients and […]

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Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

| April 15, 2017
Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

by Brien Posey— Cloud storage can relieve the heavy burden on local medical imaging storage, but health IT leaders must consider security, data access and five other key factors before jumping in. Today, health care providers are generating high-resolution imaging data at an unprecedented rate. There is no denying that imaging software goes a long […]

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Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

| March 22, 2017
Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

Opened in 2005, Soddo Christian Hospital is a 130-bed, full-service facility serving Wolayita – a lush agricultural region in southern Ethiopia where corn, wheat, barley and other flora are harvested for export. While geographically stunning, Wolayita is one of Ethiopia’s more populated and impoverished regions within a country already considered one of the world’s poorest. […]

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Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

| March 12, 2017
Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

By Whitney L. Jackson CHICAGO—The overarching theme of RSNA 2016 has been deep learning and machine intelligence. Both are designed to help you with your workflow and ability to provide optimal patient care. But, questions still exist about what these tools are and how you can implement them. To answer this question, Vlado Menkovski, a former […]

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