The goal of health informatics systems is to enable smooth transfer of data and cybersecurity across the healthcare enterprise. This includes patient information, images, subspecialty reporting systems, lab results, scheduling, revenue management, hospital inventory, and many other health IT systems. These systems include the electronic medical record (EMR) admission discharge and transfer (ADT) system, hospital information system (HIS), radiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), archive solutions including cloud storage and vendor neutral archives (VNA), and other medical informatics systems.

An echo reporting page from the Philips CVIS at ACC 2022. Best in KLAS 2023 rankings for cardiovascular information systems.

KLAS 2023 rankings for cardiovascular information systems and hemodynamic solutions

Hospital end-users ranked the CVIS and hemodynamic systems they are using and shed light on their working relationships with IT vendors. 

February 22, 2023
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into radiology PACS and enterprise imaging systems has become a big topic of discussion with IT vendors over the past couple years. This has become a bigger question from hospitals and radiology groups as there are now about 400 radiology related AI algorithms that have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.  Amy Thompson, a senior analyst at Signify Research, is monitoring radiology AI trends. Photo by Dave Fornell

Trends in the adoption and integration of AI into radiology workflows

Amy Thompson, a senior analyst at Signify Research, explains why AI adoption has been slow in radiology, common barriers and trends in the market.

February 17, 2023
An example of artificial intelligence (AI) automated detection of a intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in. a CT scan used to send alerts to the stroke acute care team before a radiologist even sees the exam. Example shown by TeraRecon at RSNA 2022.

FDA has now cleared more than 500 healthcare AI algorithms

More than 500 clinical AI algorithms have now been cleared by the FDA, with the majority just in the past couple years.

February 6, 2023
An example of an FDA cleared radiology AI algorithm to automatically take a cardiac CT scan and identify, contour and quantify soft plaque in the coronary arteries. The Cleerly software then generates an automated report with images, measurements and a risk assessment for the patient. This type of quantification is too time consuming and complex for human readers to bother with, but AI assisted reports like this may become a new normal over the next decade. Example from Cleerly Imaging at SCCT 2022.

Legal considerations for artificial intelligence in radiology and cardiology

There are now more than 520 FDA-cleared AI algorithms and the majority are for radiology and cardiology, raising the question of who is liable if the AI gets something wrong.

February 3, 2023
Example of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) cath lab reporting module with a coronary tree model that will auto complete sections of the report based on how the cardiologist modifies the model. Image from the ScImage booth at ACC 2022. Photo by Dave Fornell

VIDEO: 4 key trends in cardiovascular information systems, according to Signify Reseach

Signify Research shares the latest big trends in cardiovascular IT systems, including the role of EMR cardiology modules vs. third-party CVIS, structured reporting, integration into enterprise imaging and inclusion of ambulatory surgical centers. 

February 1, 2023
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has published a new guidance document focused on the treatment of patients who present with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and other chronic conditions sch as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation (AFib).

American College of Cardiology shares expert analysis on treating ASCVD patients with multiple chronic conditions

The new guidance document was designed to help cardiologists and other clinicians deliver the best care possible when treating ASCVD patients who present with additional conditions that need to be considered. 

October 26, 2022
Cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) combine imaging and reporting into one system that allows access across the cardiovascular service line. Here are 7 trends in CVIS according to KLAS.

VIDEO: 7 trends in cardiovascular information systems seen by KLAS

Monique Rasband, vice president of imaging, cardiology and oncology, KLAS Research, explains a few of the key technology trends in cardiovascular information systems (CVIS).

September 30, 2022
Validation and testing of all artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms is needed to eliminate any biases in the data used to train the AI, according to HIMSS.

VIDEO: Understanding biases in healthcare AI

Validation and testing of all algorithms is needed to eliminate any biases in the data used to train the AI, according to Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the HIMSS Digital Health Advisory Team for North America.

September 28, 2022

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