Imaging

Health information exchanges (HIEs) can reduce the chances of unnecessary repeat imaging procedures by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Innovation in wearable technology in the healthcare space continues to push boundaries.Evena Medical, based in Los Altos, Calif., has unveiled its Eyes-On Glasses System, an imaging solution that enables clinicians at the bedside to see “through” a patient’s skin to the vasculature beneath. The goal: better detection of patient veins for precise IV placement.

NEW ORLEANS—Transitioning from siloed imaging to an enterprise environment delivers multiple benefits and costs can be reduced by leveraging existing technology, according to a March 4 presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference.

This month brings, of course, a wealth of reports from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual convention. Journal studies also noted several developments on the advanced visualization front. 

The typical hospital radiology department is often chaotic as staff struggle to manage patient studies and reschedule appointment changes and emergency cases in the face of constant disruptions.