Oct 28

Imaging Innovation: New Imaging Method Could Aid in Earlier Cancer Detection

Technology innovation is impacting every aspect of our lives, and in the field of medicine this rings true in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. As cancer continues to evolve, so does the approach for detecting and managing the disease. One such example is a new and potentially groundbreaking imaging technique, which could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies.

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Oct 23

Big Month for Big Data: National Institute of Health Invests in Data Utility

Big Data has been recognized in the medical community as being able to provide immeasurable opportunities for medical research. Here on the blog, we’ve previously discussed the Big Data breakthrough and its relevance to cloud-based imaging. Recently, the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced it would be investing close to $32 million in research and strategies for utilizing Big Data, granting the medical community more insight into how Big Data can augment medical research.

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Oct 23

Chaos Begets Order : New Technology Trends Emerge Due To Ebola Outbreak

Chaos begets order.  It’s not a new concept, and the recent Ebola outbreak is no exception. In times of crisis, the world unites to protect humankind and shares resources, recognizing there are universal challenges outside of our human-set boundaries.  New technological trends emerge to combat tumultuous situations and existing technology experiences a rapid adoption period.

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Oct 21

Mobile Devices: The New Normal in Healthcare?

It seems like only recently BYOD (bring your own device) was a novel concept in healthcare. The idea that medical information could be exchanged electronically between providers excited the industry. The ability to view patients’ medical images on a tablet device from any location was astonishing. Putting health information in the cloud for easy access?  This was the future.

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Oct 17

Ebola Outbreak: Putting Healthcare Technology to the Test

The Ebola outbreak has many of us on edge. The epidemic is no longer contained to one area; it has broken through continental boundaries, and is demanding that our healthcare systems to react quickly.

In the United States, the Ebola outbreak is putting healthcare technology to the test. It is proving that, as an industry, we still have some improvements to make when it comes to transferring patients’ medical information. 

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Oct 15

Big Data: The Future of Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are great, if you have the time and resources to complete them. 

It’s no secret that trials carry a high price tag, and can take years to finish.  With current technology, there is an alternative.  Can you guess the secret ingredient? Big data, of course!

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Oct 10

Personal Story: The Importance of Medical Imaging

Watching the football games this weekend, you may have noticed the fast moving blurs of pink on the field. These aren’t mere effeminate jersey enhancements. October, as many of you know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Less conspicuously, it is also Ultrasound Awareness Month. 

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Oct 06

Social Media: Doctors’ First Choice?

For years now, electronic health records have promised to be the future of collaboration in medicine.  With all their hype, doctors still have difficulty sharing patient health information across disparate institutions. 

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Oct 03

Announcing Two New Ways to Learn about Medical Imaging Technology

DICOM Grid launches resource library and knowledge hub 

Sharing is caring…and in healthcare, knowledge sharing is a powerful way to stay informed about the latest trends and advancements. As part of our mission to spread awareness about the impact of cloud technology and medical imaging, we think it's imperative to share what we know. Our loyal blog readers experience this first hand by following our posts to stay up-to-date on new trends in healthcare IT, and specifically medical imaging technology. 

Now, we want to let you in on a secret. As an extension of our blog, DICOM Grid recently launched two new online-learning destinations: DG Resource Library and Knowledge Hub. Here is a breakdown of how you can take advantage of all the new information! 

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Oct 02

3 Hurdles in Implementing Technology in the Healthcare Industry

We know that technology is key in the healthcare industry. You know it, too, or you wouldn’t be reading this blog. So if we all know it, why doesn’t the healthcare industry itself seem to know? 

Nearly 60% of physicians don’t use mobile technology for clinical purposes, and even more surprising than that, 78% of those claim that they don’t plan to in the near future. Unfortunately for those doctors and their patients, utilizing mobile technology improves care. It can enhance post-treatment understanding, provide better information to patients, and even improve healthcare overall by providing a better platform for tracking health trends.

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