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Posted by Shannon Reilly on 5/4/2018 12:01:48 PM

Technology and strategy are a winning combination
A few years ago, Radiology Associates of San Luis Obispo, an independent radiology practice in California, found itself in dire straits. Their patient volume was growing and their radiologists were busier than ever, but their reimbursements were shrinking by $1 million a year. Radiology Associates was at a decision point that required them to either radically change their financial situation or sell the practice to a local hospital.
 
Their solution? They took a two-pronged approach to adjust the way they operated and turned the business around, which led to not just financial gains, but happier radiologists who experienced more manageable workloads.
 

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Posted by Devyani Bedekar on 4/24/2018 3:12:46 PM

Three things to know about IBM Watson Imaging Patient Synopsis
Soon, Watson Health plans to debut its newest AI-powered solution, IBM Watson Imaging Patient Synopsis, which helps radiologists access important patient information while they’re reading a study. Patient Synopsis displays relevant patient data in a single-screen view for the radiologist.
 

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Posted by Watson Health Imaging on 3/20/2018 8:59:51 AM

Embracing a unified Watson Health at HIMSS
Healthcare transformation and the unlimited potential of health IT took center stage at this year’s annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Las Vegas, Nev, on March 5-9.
 
As the largest health IT conference in North America with more than 40,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors, HIMSS is a chance for leaders across healthcare to discuss and explore the future of health IT — where it’s going, what will change and how they can lead their organizations to success.
 

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Posted by Shannon Reilly on 3/16/2018 2:31:51 PM

C-arms: A versatile asset for orthopedic practices
Whether a physician is checking the placement of pins in a broken arm or injecting a pain-relieving steroid into a joint, precision is key when it comes to orthopedics. A clear view of the surgical site can be crucial to a successful procedure.
 

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Posted by Carrie DeVries on 3/8/2018 10:30:09 AM

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning: What do they mean?
As the promise of AI continues to shape the way we think about delivering healthcare, it’s typical to come across terms like “machine learning” and “deep learning.” Too often, they are used as buzzwords that can be thrown around interchangeably.
 

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