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Study quantifies report turnaround and productivity improvements under PACS

November 24, 2008

A five-year hospital audit showed PACS use leads to sustained improvements in productivity and reporting times, according to a recent U.K. study.

U.K. study finds PACS associated with exam increases and decreases

November 19, 2008

Gains attributed directly to healthcare IT are difficult to quantify. A large U.K. study that recently attempted to assess the impact of PACS and computerized physician order entry on clinical and operational efficiencies within the National Health System found each component associated with both increases and decreases in clinical tests and examinations.

System links fax to PACS automatically

November 14, 2008

Accessing patient information remains a challenge in teleradiology settings, but researchers have found a way to incorporate this information in DICOM image files.

MedCast provides residents better distance learning solution

November 11, 2008

Finding an acceptable way to facilitate distance learning can be a challenge, especially for multicenter residency programs. These programs require residents to rotate through offsite locations, meaning they are frequently unavailable to attend conferences held at the central site.

Medical de-identification system addresses health records privacy issues

November 07, 2008

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act safeguards patient personal health information, but it also tends to complicate medical research by inhibiting access to medical records necessary to develop public health measures.

Teleradiology interpretations may differ from final reads

November 04, 2008

Major discrepancies in interpretations by teleradiologists and in-house radiologists occur in approximately 6% of commonly ordered CT scans, according to a new paper.