Diagnostic Reading #9: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

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PACS, telemedicine, and cyber security are in this weeks news!

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: future proofing your hospital’s cybersecurity system; a telemedicine pilot in Ghana is designed to serve 6 million people; providers that are upgrading PACS are looking for platforms that can incorporate advanced capabilities; AHRA textbooks describe best practices in radiology management; and how PACS can be designed to accommodate designations for transgender patients.

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Checklist: 5 steps to future-proof your hospital’s cybersecurity program – Healthcare IT News

It’s important to routinely check for security gaps in your systems, and whether the tools in place can thwart current threats. Assess what needs to be secured, manage access privileges and mobile devices; test vulnerabilities and evaluate current policies and technologies; provide detection and continuous monitoring; and be vigilant in training employees about current threats and how to guard against them.

Ghanian Telemedicine Project Leads the Field in Developing World – HIMSS Insights Europe

A successful telemedicine pilot in Ghana may hold the key to improving access to quality medical care in other developing countries. The Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health set up and staffed six teleconsultation centers – bringing affordable medical expertise to an estimated 6 million people. Its goal is to provide national coverage by 2020.

Special Report: PACS – Digital Health

As healthcare organizations continue to upgrade their PACS systems, leaders are looking for new systems that are designed to incorporate advanced capabilities such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. These systems also need to be equipped to manage data across an entire region or a nation. Read the blog to learn how AI and analytics can increase the value of your enterprise imaging platform.

AHRA Textbooks Describe Best Practices in Radiology Management – AHRA

A comprehensive textbook series from AHRA offers information on the latest, most effective best practices in radiology management. These books are available individually or as a bundle that includes all five books. Free CE credits are available for those who go to AHRA’s Online Institute and take an exam for each chapter of the book.

Considerations for transgender patient documentation in EHRs – Tech Target

Most modern EHRs document sexual identity as a fixed binary value, but classic designations such as male and female fail to include documentation for transgender patients. There needs to be a way to include sexual identity and gender identity in patient documentation.

Blog of the week: Increasing the Value of Enterprise Imaging Platforms with Analytics and Productivity Solutions – Everything Rad

As a healthcare provider, you are faced with the reality of value-based care that requires you to deliver excellent care, coupled with capitation payments. Your focus is on how to deliver the best possible care at the lowest achievable cost. This blog explains how artificial intelligence and imaging analytics software tools can help enhance the quality and speed of diagnosis and reporting for radiology imaging exams – when incorporated into your enterprise imaging platform.


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