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A whole new world - the millennials' perspective
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What will the practice of medical imaging look like in the future? Our panel of millennials, all of whom have been raised in the electronic virtual world, will communicate their views using the media of their generation and their perspective on how they see the world of medical imaging. The use of social media in business and health; advanced visualization and quantitative imaging; and image and medical data exchange are among some of the topics that will be discussed. Thank you to GE Healthcare IT for sponsoring this general session. More



SIIM/RBJ announce winners of top 5 imaging IT projects
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Review the projects and winners of the Top 5 Medical Imaging IT projects of 2012, who will present their work and discuss the innovation process at the SIIM Annual Meeting in a Hot Topic Session on June 7 in Orlando, Fla. This content is a part of an ongoing SIIM strategy to recognize, and encourage innovators in the field of imaging informatics. More

Round & round we go - roundtable discussions
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Share your experiences with your peers in any of the roundtable discussions at SIIM 2012. The roundtable discussions at SIIM are a perfect forum to hear how others are solving the same problems you may be having in areas such as Disaster Recovery or learn how to Navigate Federal Funding Options for a new project. More

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Network like you mean it!
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SIIM 2012 provides networking opportunities like no other meeting! Whether you wind down at a SIIM sponsored Networking Reception, attend and/or organize your own Meetup, or wake up and warm up with your buddies at the SIIM 5K Fun Run, networking at SIIM is not only productive, but fun! Looking for an impromptu place to chat with faculty, peers or vendors? Be sure to take advantage of the SIIM Membership Lounge & Resource Center located outside the exhibit hall, the hub to find out what's happening at SIIM during and after the meeting. More

Extended housing deadline - 1 more week to secure the discounted rate
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Get the complete SIIM 2012 experience by staying at the Orlando World Center Marriott where all the action is under one roof. SIIM 2012 rates will only be available until May 21. Reserve your room today! Also don't forget to pre-register for the annual meeting to make your arrival to the annual meeting a breeze. More

Industry News


SIIM Preview
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For the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, 2012 is a special year. It's the 30th anniversary of one of the foundational events in the history of picture archiving and communications systems: a 1982 meeting in Los Angeles that drew together radiologists, computer scientists and engineers and helped lay the groundwork for the standards image-sharing technology uses today. More



Local PACS firms rule as China begins digital leap forward
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The Chinese government is heavily investing in healthcare IT infrastructure; however, the PACS and digital revolution in China are still immature, and local firms dominate despite the presence of multinational competitors, according to a presentation at the Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology conference. More

Tale of the tablets
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When Apple introduced the iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs called the touch-screen tablet "magical and revolutionary." At least as far as healthcare is concerned, Jobs' hyperbole may have an inkling of truth. Healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, have quickly embraced the iPad: More than 30 percent of U.S. doctors now own one, according to research from both Manhattan Research and Chilmark Research, and sales show no signs of slowing. Manhattan Research said last year that Apple's product "continues to dominate the tablet market in healthcare," and everyone else is eating its dust. More

Result: Productivity Up, Costs Down
Using advanced workflow and interdepartmental communications capabilities, the radiologists at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital improved physician satisfaction and patient care by offering single-source access to all needed clinical information. Additionally, workflow efficiencies enabled radiologists to handle an increased volume of exams. Read more or talk with McKesson at SIIM.


Majority of doctors will use iPads on the job by 2013
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The iPad's design and capabilities have always made it intriguing option for doctors and other healthcare providers. Shortly after Apple launched the iPad two years ago, technophile doctors began bringing them into their offices and a number of hospitals began launching pilot programs centered around it. That initial burst of interest and enthusiasm hasn't slowed in the slightest according to a new report from Manhattan Research. In fact, iPad use by U.S. doctors has nearly doubled in the past year and adoption is set to continue at a meteoric rate over the next twelve months. More

FDA recommends imaging vendors demonstrate pediatric safety
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The FDA has issued a draft guidance outlining its current thinking regarding information that should be included in premarket notifications for X-ray imaging devices with indications for use in pediatric populations. More

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Decision-support software reduces emergency CT orders by 10 percent
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A decision-support software tool that requires emergency department physicians to explain why they are ordering CT scans reduced the number of abdominal studies being performed at a Philadelphia hospital by 10 percent, according to a study presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting in Chicago. More

The dose imperative
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Safety in dosing and reportable events is always at the forefront of radiology and radiation oncology departments. California is one state taking the lead when it comes to improving safety for patients. While the current version of legislation SB-1237 (effective July 12, 2012) as written is far from comprehensive and predominately ambiguous in audit and compliance measures, it will impact medical imaging operations and create some challenging workflow changes to the status quo. Attention and activity being generated in California will carry forward into the legislative halls of other states and accreditation organizations in healthcare. More

Reliable documentation promotes care, quality

Manually documenting intravenous CT contrast media, a high-alert medication, is often inaccurate and inconsistent. Automated contrast dose documentation accurately and consistently records CT contrast media administered.
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7 common myths about data encryption
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Although data encryption is becoming a valuable resource to protect against breached PHI, according to a new report by WinMagic Data Security, certain myths and misconceptions about it still exists. "IT professionals, at the enterprise level, frequently turn to encryption for protecting data," read the report. "Although encryption is a proven technology that delivers strong, effective data security, common myths and misconceptions about it persist, even among some people who are generally knowledgeable about computers. All too often, the myths surrounding encryption are based on misunderstanding of the technology or outdated concepts." More



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Be social - #SIIM12
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Now is a great time to renew your SIIM membership!
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Get back in the swing of things and take advantage of all the benefits that come with a SIIM membership! Not the least of which is discounts on SIIM 2012 Annual Meeting registration. Visit SIIM online today or call us at (703) 723-0432 Ext. 315 for membership. More

 

 
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