EHR TechnologyThis week’s articles include: a study that finds advanced EHRs can reduce adverse effects; the opportunity for radiologists to participate in value-based healthcare models; increased use of telehealth technology by substance abuse treatment providers; tweaks to PACS workstation software that could help radiologists cope with the data deluge; and a nationwide analysis of electronic health records that has uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for Type 2 diabetes.

Patients with fully electronic health records experienced fewer adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections, according to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

Improve population health. Optimize the patient experience. And cut costs. That, of course, is the “Triple Aim,” the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s boiled-down

[caption id="attachment_2790" align="alignleft" width="120"] Erica Carnevale, Digital Media Manager, Carestream[/caption] An article in recently explored a timely question that is on the mind of those of us at RSNA, “Is there a business case for engaging patients?” Throughout the halls of McCormick Place you’ll hear lots

[caption id="attachment_2181" align="alignleft" width="123"] Cristine Kao, Global Marketing Manager, Healthcare IT, Carestream[/caption] A recent Auntminnie article spotlights the challenges of storing documents in PACS or RIS and encourages healthcare facilities to instead turn to vendor-neutral archiving (VNA). As the world’s second largest supplier of vendor-neutral archiving (InMedica