Diagnostic Reading #39: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

Stay up to date with the latest developments in medical imaging.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: most American adults use a digital tool to monitor health; radiologists must work together for gender parity; Amazon is the likely tech force to disrupt healthcare; how radiologists protect themselves if they can’t find an ordering provider; and 8 good reasons to pre-book your RSNA demo today.

90% of US adults use at least 1 digital health tool – Clinical Innovation + Technology

Nearly 90 percent of American adults are using at least one digital tool—such as an app or wearable device—to monitor their health, according to a report and survey by Rock Health. Researchers said success in the digital health market hinges on a company’s ability to empower patients, democratize information, provide patient access to medical records, improve access to care and lower healthcare costs.

To achieve gender parity in radiology, the entire specialty must work together – Radiology Business

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The outgoing editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), Bruce J. Hillman, MD, knows that gender parity in radiology is an issue that must be taken seriously. Many in the imaging industry—including himself—have “silently acquiesced to decades of discrimination and inequality in our field,” he explained in a blog post. Now, Hillman noted, the specialty must move forward and work to right this wrong.

Only Amazon can radically disrupt healthcare, 59% of hospital execs say – HIMSS Europe Insights

Amazon is the most likely technology force to create a radical disruption in the healthcare industry, according to nearly 60% of the 97 C-suite hospital executives taking part in a recent Reaction Data survey. Amazon’s desire to play its part in the crowded healthcare space has been made evident by a series of ventures, acquisitions and product developments.

Can’t find an ordering provider? Share imaging results with the patient or risk a lawsuit – Radiology Business

Though the primary cause for radiology malpractice cases is misdiagnosis, breakdown in communication between radiologists and ordering providers now accounts for a growing proportion of lawsuits, according to a recent analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. The authors noted multiple legal precedents that argue in favor of direct communication with the patient by the radiologist if the ordering physician is not available to discuss the patient’s findings.

8 good reasons to pre-book your demo for RSNA 2018 – Everything Rad

RSNA is a big show and Chicago is a great destination. How can you possibly fit all the sessions and product demonstrations into your schedule? One way is to pre-book your personalized demonstration with Carestream. You will spend less time waiting at the booth for a product specialist to become free. Read the blog and infographic for seven more good reasons to pre-book your demo.

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