Imaging and Interoperability: 3 Reasons Why the Tie Can’t Be Broken

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on the DotMed website and is reprinted here with permission.

We’ve been on this journey of interoperability for quite a while now; yet, even in our modern healthcare environment, the discussion will never go away because there’s always going to be new types of information that needs to be exchanged.

 

Radiology Roundup: Mammography Trends and Breakthroughs

Radiology is a rapidly-advancing, ever-evolving field, and mammography is no exception to the rule. In the past decade, researchers and practitioners have added to the breadth and depth of mammography study at a steady pace, from new technologies like digital breast tomosynthesis to new research on breast density.

This roundup explores the current state of mammography, the latest research, and breakthroughs that are waiting just over the horizon.

1. Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

 

McKesson Technology Solutions is now Change Healthcare: What That Means for You

On March 2, 2017, McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), a leading global healthcare services and information technology company, and Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (CHC), a leading provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, today announced the completion of their previously-announced agreement to create a new healthcare information technology company. The new company is named Change Healthcare and combines substantially all of CHC’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS).

 

Consolidating Cardiovascular Information Brings Care and Operational Benefits

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Memorial Hospital has increased efficiency using a single cardiovascular information management database.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport leverages McKesson Cardiology to improve imaging and analytics

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on the DAIC website and is reprinted here with permission.

Located along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a nonprofit, 445-bed facility originally established in 1946. More than six decades later, it is the main cardiovascular and neurotrauma care provider in the region. To stay on top of a rapidly changing healthcare industry, the hospital uses the latest single-database McKesson Cardiology™ cardiovascular information system (CVIS), bringing together its reporting from across all cardiac modalities. 

 

Cardiology Roundup: New Research on Radiation Exposure

Cardiology imaging clinicianAs health systems make the transition to value-based care, it’s becoming more important than ever to treat the whole patient, not just the current problem. Part of this holistic approach is monitoring a patient’s cumulative radiation exposure. That means eliminating unnecessary scans (which also helps boost efficiency on the care provider’s side), but also reducing radiation exposure when possible.

There’s also a growing consensus that the concern shouldn’t be limited to patients, but should extend to the clinicians who perform the scans. Fortunately, new research shows it is possible to reduce exposure on both sides of the provider-patient relationship. Read on for the latest research in radiation reduction and avoidance, and to see where opportunities for further reduction remain.

 



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