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Why Proper Digital Storage of PHI Is Key

When it comes to storing medical images, healthcare professionals need to prioritize patient privacy.    Key Takeaways:   MRI and CT scans contain sensitive patient data, and they must be stored and secured accordingly.  Healthcare data breaches are becoming increasingly common around the world.  Complying with HIPAA and HITECH enables a healthcare organization to minimize…

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Why Demand for AR and VR in Medicine Is Increasing

Augmented reality and virtual reality technologies in medicine are revolutionizing patient treatment. Here’s where AR and VR in medicine could be headed.    Key Takeaways:   Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies can be used to improve the patient experience.  With AR and VR, surgeons, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals can leverage 3D…

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Everything You Need to Know About HL7 and IHE Standards

How the HL7 and IHE healthcare interoperability standards foster digital coordination among healthcare professionals   Key Takeaways:   Sharing medical images and other patient data can be challenging due to a lack of standardization among healthcare information systems. Health Level 7 (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have created standards to promote information sharing…

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What Are the Data Security Risks of Medical Visualization Software?

Key Takeaways:   Cybercriminals are launching picture archiving and communication system (PACS) attacks to steal patient data from healthcare organizations. Hackers can exploit PACS security gaps to launch attacks and illegally access patient data. Healthcare organizations must utilize medical visualization software that complies with HIPAA and other data security regulations to keep cybercriminals at bay.…

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Medical Visualization Software: Here’s What You Need to Know

What does medical visualization software mean for surgeons, interventionalists, and medical students? Here’s a closer look.    Key Takeaways:   Surgeons, interventionalists, and other healthcare professionals often rely on MRI and CT scans to analyze patients’ anatomical structures. Medical visualization software is being introduced that can transform the way healthcare professionals use MRIs and CT…

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How Advanced Visualization Technology Is Changing Medicine

New advances in visualization technology are helping surgeons prepare for procedures, treat patients, and enhance their skills.   Key Takeaways:   Surgeons can use advanced visualization technology to go beyond computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for medical imaging.  With advanced visualization technology, surgeons can use 3D models to prepare for procedures…

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An In-Depth Look at the Future of PACS and the Cloud

Here’s everything you need to know about the future of cloud-based PACS for medical imaging.    Key Takeaways:   PACS (picture archiving and communication system) solutions represent one of the fastest-growing healthcare technology segments.  Cloud-based PACS solutions provide healthcare organizations with anywhere, anytime access to imagery databases.  New data security requirements and the increasing need…