Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Swedish IT professional adds CHEA certification to boost his career development

Mattias  Hörger, gliding over Uppsala, Sweden
Mattias Hörger is a consulting engineer at Mawell, a Swedish health care company specializing in providing quality management solutions for health systems and hospitals across Scandinavia and Great Britain. Its Clinical Process Support division provides quality management solutions for integration of PACS and RIS, digital dictation and speech recognition systems. The Health Care Intelligence division provides IT support for decision support systems, while its Patient Involvement and Care divisions provide online and mobile support for patient engagement and compliance systems, and eldercare counseling and monitoring systems. Hörger is an 8-year veteran of healthcare IT, and holds all PARCA certifications including the recently added CHEA certification.

News Roundup

The universal content viewer defined

By Imad Nijim
AUNT MINNIE – June 13, 2014 – Choosing a “universal viewer” depends on how you define it. What are the key questions to ask?
  • What is a universal viewer? 
  • Will the viewer be used for distributed image display?
  • Will the viewer be used for reports and unstructured clinical content?
  • Will the viewer be used on mobile devices as well as workstations?
  • Will the primary users be specialists, generalists, or patients?
  • Is the content stored in various silos across your enterprise?
There are common attributes that define a universal viewer. This article explores the "universality" of these attributes by focusing on the multi "-ology" nature of content-generating departments, the universal nature of the end users, and the operating system diversity.

Diagnostic accuracy of displays unaffected by DICOM standard calibration

By Anna Steere
HEALTHIMAGING – Jun 10, 2014 – No significant differences were seen between the diagnostic accuracy in medical-grade gray scale displays and consumer-grade color displays with and without the calibration method established by the DICOM standard calibration method, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

iPad-based image viewer offers remote radiology consults

Johns Hopkins REACH program developed iPad viewer
By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
AUNT MINNIE – May 30, 2014 – An iPad application developed by a Johns Hopkins team offers the promise of recapturing the clinical and educational value of frequent face-to-face consultations, according to a study presented at Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in May. Called Radiologists Engaging and Collaborating in Healthcare, or REACH, the application's user interface combines a Web-based PACS viewer, access to radiology reports, and videoconferencing. It allows radiologists and clinicians to consult and collaborate in real-time using their iPads.

Transition of imaging informatics can give radiologists value

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – May 28, 2014 – An increase in users outside of radiology, other departments wanting to store their images in PACS, new regulations and declining reimbursement have all contributed to the push to enterprise IT. Since its implementation, PACS has been a trademark for radiologists. Image sharing- and EMR-talk is inescapable. It was only a matter of time until PACS was invaded, and now everyone wants access. Controversy ensues when processes are changed but this may not be a bad thing, according to Albert Oriol, vice president and chief information officer, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego in a presentation at SIIM 2014.