Diagnostic Reading #16: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology
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Facebook, Ireland, and Google are in this week’s radiology news!
This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: Facebook halts project in the wake of recent privacy debacle; European healthcare tech teams compete to solve healthcare challenges; study results from medical procedures and anxiety; forecasting the future of hospital IT C-suites; and a healthcare interoperability and innovation challenge from the AMA and Google.
Facebook presses ‘pause’ on medical data sharing plan – HIMSS Europe Insights
Facebook has stopped plans to gather personal data from patients in US hospitals as part of a proposed research project, in the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network confirmed that the idea had been discussed to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information—but that it had been “paused” while the company dealt with its privacy crisis.
Ireland: tech teams from across Europe compete for €4M funding – HIMSS Europe Insights
Healthtech teams from across Europe will soon compete in a ‘battle of the brains’ to find innovative technological solutions to tackle two major healthcare challenges: antibiotic resistance and using AI to improve patient care. Healthcare entrepreneurs will compete for €4 million in funding, business support, and mentorship.
Raised anxiety levels among outpatients preparing to undergo a medical imaging procedure: prevalence and correlates – Journal of the American College of Radiology
Raised anxiety is common before medical imaging procedures and is mostly attributed to the possible results, according to a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Providing increased psychological preparation—particularly to patients with circulatory conditions or neoplasms or those who do not know their medical condition—may help reduce preprocedural anxiety among these subgroups.
What role is missing in the IT C-suite? – Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report
To forecast what’s on the horizon, the Becker’s Hospital Review team took to the exhibit floor at the 2018 HIMSS conference to ask 36 health IT and hospital executives the following question: What role do you think we’ll see in hospitals next? This article spotlights their thoughts about the future of hospital IT C-suites.
AMA and Google launch healthcare interoperability and innovation challenge to foster data sharing – HIT Consultant
The American Medical Association (AMA) and Google are teaming up to launch the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. Sponsored by Google, the challenge aims to inspire novel examples of mobile health technology—such as wearable devices and applications—that effectively monitor and share medical data between patients and physicians to improve the management of chronic diseases. The three best ideas that are submitted to the Challenge by June 7, 2018 will be selected to share $50,000 in credits for Google Cloud.
Blog of the week: Encounter-based imaging workflow – Everything Rad
What happens to images that are captured outside of radiology? Chances are, there is no standardized, effective workflow process for securely archiving an image taken by a physician on a mobile device. Read this week’s blog to understand the challenges of this growing trend in image capture.
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