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An Easy Explanation of HL7


Health Level Seven (HL7), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO), is responsible for the continued development and maintenance of the HL7 clinical messaging standard. HL7 is a syntax used to exchange clinical and administrative information–e.g., lab results, diagnosis, admissions, and discharges–between health information systems.

The acronym HL7 is most […]

An Easy Explanation of DICOM


Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a clinical messaging syntax used to exchange medical images between medical equipment and information systems. The DICOM standard was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to aid in the distribution, storage, and viewing of medical images, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging […]

An Easy Explanation of PACS System


In the field of picture archiving, medical imaging and communication systems, radiology PACS techs use computers and networks dedicated solely to the storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images. The PACS system is a far cry from the old days of storing flimsy x-rays films in dark and dreary rooms.

Once an image is […]

DICOM Image Viewer Improves Office Workflow


One of the best pieces of hardware you can add to your office is a DICOM web viewer. This is used in conjunction with PACS software, or as part of a RIS/PACS system, and the dicom viewer allows you to see, send and receive digital medical images on your screen, as well as archive […]

Pacs Radiology System Helps You Get Your Work Done


Radiology PACS allows for the networking of computers in your medical facility and beyond. PACS radiology also allows a means for storage of your important digital medical images. Although PACS systems have been around for some time, they were very expensive, so much so that smaller medical facilities could not afford them. However, as […]

7 Habits for Effectively Leading Healthcare


Like Covey’s 7 Habits for effective people, guided principles and a singular focus can be applied to the world of healthcare interoperability. This may seem like a stretch, but like Covey’s 7 Habits, it is essential to become effective in delivering a connected healthcare community. This connected community is often referred to as interoperability.


5 Ways to Improve Your Abdominal Ultrasound Skills


Last weekend, the team from UC Davis radiology traveled to UC Irvine to teach an introductory ultrasound course. The tradition has been to teach a couple of courses there every year, and I joined the group for the first time.

We had a great group of enthusiastic vets eager to get their hands on […]

$80 billion Offered by Drug Makers Toward Healthcare Overhaul


U.S. drug makers agreed to shell out $80 billion over the next 10 years to lower the cost of medication for seniors and help pay for President Obama’s proposed healthcare overhaul, as part of an agreement hashed out with lawmakers and administration officials.

According to a White House announcement, the deal aims to extend […]

Jordan eHealth, Perot Systems Lead Joint ‘Hakeem’ Program


Jordan provided a stunning look at the new integrated healthcare technology system being implemented for the people of Jordan in the coming year.

The project, named “Hakeem” to symbolize the National E-Health Program in Jordan, is managed by the Jordanian non-profit agency Electronic Health Solutions, with technology implementation and integration provided by Perot Systems […]

SOS Expands Premises in Dubai Airport Freezone


The world’s leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare, security services and outsourced customer care to international travelers and expatriates,International SOS has expanded its premises at the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ).

“We are growing by an average of 20% per annum and are seeing positive indications of an improvement in business outlook,” said Olivier […]