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FDA Clears AI Applications to Assist Radiologists

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology have been and are being developed by the established imaging companies and a host ...
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Enterprise Imaging: Not Business as Usual

A common complaint is the difficulty in getting traction for Enterprise Imaging (EI) Systems in health care systems, especially in ...
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Radiology: The FDA and Artificial Intelligence

Out of the dozens of AI companies in radiology, eight have apps cleared to market by the FDA (as of ...
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Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 17: Some Observations

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continued to be a hot topic at the RadiologySociety of North America 2017 annual meeting. It was ...
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Interventional Cardiology in Transition

Aging baby boomers, new clinical therapies, and evolving regulations are increasing the work load of interventional cardiologists. Do these three ...
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3D Printing Expanding in Medicine: Implications for Radiology

3D Printing or more accurately, Additive Manufacturing, is quickly finding more and more medical applications. Several of these applications are ...
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Developing an Enterprise Imaging System Plan: First Steps

Looking beyond radiology and cardiology to build a system to collect, index, manage and communicate images of all types throughout ...
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Look at the Dark Side of the Cloud Before Using it for Archiving Images

IntroductionThe attractiveness of the economy of scale of cloud services has drawn many health system CIO’s attention for some time ...
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/ Enterprise Imaging, General

Smartphones Revive the Black Bag for Doctors: A Mixed Blessing?

IntroductionAs recently as the early ‘60s, doctors commonly made house calls carrying a black bag with the basic tools of ...
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Patients Do More than Engage — They Can Take Control

While CMS is focused on patient portals in EHRs to engage patients, patients have been engaging themselves with the aid ...
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Enterprise Imaging: The Enterprise and More

IntroductionJust as PACS is not just about radiology, Enterprise Imaging is not just about the Enterprise. Incorporating images from outside ...
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ONC/CMS Dataset Analyzed for Radiology Centric View of EHR Incentive Program

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) have updated the dataset showing ...
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CMS EHR Incentive Payments Total over $12B thru Feb 2013

The CMS February EHR Incentive Program Report shows over $12B paid out to Eligible Professionals (EP’s) and Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) ...
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HIMSS13 Highlights: mHealth and Data Analytics

There were many events that captivated me at the recent HIMSS meeting in New Orleans. Here are a few of ...
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CMS Publishes Names of EH & EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program

CMS has published data through December 2012 on incentive payments made under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. CMS ...
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CMS Reports over $10B Paid thru 2012 Under EHR Incentive Program

CMS reports that over $10B of Incentive Program Payments have been paid through 2012 under the Medicare and Medicaid programs ...
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CMS 3rd Quarter Report ID’s Hospitals & Physicians Receiving EHR Incentive Payments & More

CMS is required by the HITECH act to publish the Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) and Eligible Professionals (EP’s) that have received ...
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$7.7B in Meaningful Use Payments says September CMS Report

CMS has released the September 2012 EHR Incentive Program report showing over $7.7B dollars paid out to professionals and hospitals ...
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CMS August Monthly Report Shows MU Incentive Payments over $7.1B

The CMS August EHR Incentive Program Report shows over $7.1B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of August ...
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CMS 2Q 2012 EHR Provider Payments Reports Show who Received the $6.6B

CMS has updated the EHR Incentive Program Payments to show who has received payments for demonstrating Meaningful Use of an ...
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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Reach $6.6B in Payments at the end of July 2012

The CMS July EHR Incentive Program Report details $6.6B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of July 31, ...
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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Pay Out Over $6B thru the end of June 2012

The CMS June 2012 EHR Incentive Program Report shows $6,174,030,866 in payments from January of 2011 to the end of ...
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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Achieve 2012 Goal for 2012 by end of May

CMS announced that more than 110,000 providers and over 3,000 eligible hospitals have been paid by the Medicare and Medicaid ...
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CMS 1Q 2012 EHR Provider Payments Reports Show who Received the $4.5B in Incentive Payments

CMS has updated the EHR Incentive Program Payments showing provider payments from the start of the program in January 2011 ...
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Physicians continue to lag hospitals in EHR Meaningful Use Program: CMS March Stats

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program March 2012 Report summarizes almost $4.5B paid out ...
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CMS February 2012 EHR Incentive Program report shows over $3.8B paid out

CMS released the EHR Incentive Program February 2012 Report summarizing the over $3.8B in payments to providers demonstrating meaningful use ...
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CMS Stage 2 MU Proposed Rules Clarify Timing, Penalties, and more…

This summary of the CMS Stage 2 proposed rules for the EHR Incentive Program for Meaningful Use focuses on the ...
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New CMS Data Shows Increased Participation by Radiologists

February 29th is the last day for eligible professionals (EP’s) to register and attest to receive a payment under the ...
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2011 Summary EHR Incentive Payment Data by State and Provider

CMS released the 2011 EHR Incentive Program Payments data. Recipients were those hospitals and providers demonstrating and attesting to Meaningful ...
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2011 EHR Incentive Programs Pay out +$2.5B with 4Q Increase but EP Participation Still Light

The December 2011 EHR Incentive Program report shows a strong fourth quarter in registrations and in payments. However, participation remains ...
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More Mobile Cardiology Tools and Apps

In addition to the ECG apps reported on earlier, cardiologists have a diverse set of additional diagnostic apps to add ...
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ECG Receives Attention from Apps Developers

A series of current iPhone apps and those in development, offer a set of sophisticated diagnostic tools for cardiology. Here ...
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The Most Common Misconception about Meaningful Use Heard at RSNA 2011

The most common misconception was that radiologists employed by the hospital are not eligible for the CMS EHR Incentive Program ...
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YTD Combined Medicare Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments by State

CMS has published theEHR Incentive Payments as of 10-06-2011 by state, program type, and provider type. The breakout lists numbers ...
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CMS On Track to Pay Out $1B in EHR Incentive Payments

This may seem like a big number but with $27B allocated to the EHR Incentive program, it is less than ...
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Radiologists and Meaningful Use: Timing Issues

The ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) act were ...
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EHR Medicare Incentive Program Overview for Radiology

Although October 1, 2011 was the last day for Meaningful Use (MU) reporting in calendar year 2011, radiologists can still ...
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Latest CMS EHR Incentive Programs Data Includes Lists of Providers and Hospitals Receiving Payments and Shows Continued Light Participation

The list of Medicare providers and hospitals receiving payments as of 9/30/2011 has been published by CMS: provider list; hospital ...
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