Diagnostic Reading #30: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology from the Past Week

Patient portals and growth of the X-ray detector market are in the news

Articles include: the X-ray detector market is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2021; experts call for a national medical device evaluation system in the U.S.; a court decision could potentially change the role radiologists play Image of an x-raywhen it comes to determining the medical necessity of a study ordered by a referring physician; patient portals offer access to imaging exam results quickly while also helping patients track their own care and communicate with their doctors; and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program now has the distinction of being the largest genomic database in the world.

X-ray detector market to reach $2.9B by 2021 – AuntMinnie

The global xray detector market will reach $2.9 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. The growth will be prompted by technological advances, an increasingly elderly population, government and venture capital funding, volume growth of orthopaedic and cardiovascular procedures and reimbursement cuts for analog systems, MarketsandMarkets said.

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Big Data : l’avenir de l’imagerie réside-t-il dans les chiffres?

L’application d’algorithmes va faire progresser les soins de santé préventifs

Arrêtez-vous un instant et prenez le temps d’observer les images que les radiologues sont en train de consulter. Elles pourraient bien disparaître complètement.

Dans un avenir proche, il se peut que les radiologues analysent des “nombres” plutôt que des images. Ce changement radical permettrait non seulement de faire un grand pas vers l’objectif fixé en matière de médecine préventive mais il pourrait surtout modifier le système de soins de santé dans son ensemble. Voici les explications.radiologue, visualisation, image

De nos jours, les médecins prescrivent des examens d’imagerie afin de déceler la présence d’une cause ou d’une maladie spécifique et généralement caractéristique. Les données de pixel acquises à l’aide de la modalité d’imagerie sont assemblées (ou reconstruites / affichées) pour former une image compréhensible par le cerveau humain. Les radiologues sont formés pour reconnaître, comprendre et analyser les formes, les ombres et les couleurs présentes sur cette image afin de poser un diagnostic.

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Diagnostic Reading #18: “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology from the Past Week

HealthIT is improving care; expectations for radiology reports are increasing

This week’s articles include: executives support for health IT technology; need for improvements in radiology reporting; a Gallup survey shows healthcare costs are greatest concern for many Americans; two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is having a measurable effect on patient outcomes; and a survey shows 87 percent of hospitals with financial problems regret changing their EHR systems.

88% of healthcare execs credit HIT with improving care – Health Data Management

Healthcare executives overwhelmingly see health IT as having a positive impact on their organizations, with 88 percent indicating that the technology is helping them provide better quality of care—according to a recent online poll of 164 healthcare executives.

Room for improvement in radiology reports – Diagnostic ImagingCarestream_Vue_RIS

Referring clinicians, payers, and patients are all demanding higher quality, which requires some degree of consistency and organization. Changes are necessary because current reports make identifying critical information difficult.  Continue reading

Planning an Enterprise Archive (VNA) to Accommodate Collaboration in Precision Medicine

Impact on healthcare information systems for CIOs

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines precision medicine as an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into acCarestream Clinical Collaboration Platformcount individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.

Like many of the broad healthcare initiatives supported with major funding from the U.S. government, this one will have an impact
on how the healthcare enterprise provides access to information to the clinicians who collaborate to make precision medicine work in practice as well as in theory.

Genomic information is stored and shared in a number of formats – PDF, Variant Call Format (VCF) and DICOM images – developed by bioinformatics specialists. Planning to store and provide enterprise distribution to this body of documents, images and reports is a key part of planning for today’s Enterprise Archive (VNA). Because it is often the repository of choice for images requiring distribution across an enterprise, the VNA is a logical system for facilitating the distribution of genomic material to the stakeholders in precision medicine.

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