This week, HIMSS executives cited “production cost challenges” as the reason for moving the 2019 show in a letter to the Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism and convention agency. At issue appears to be a room rate clause that an even larger conference, the annual Radiological Society of North America show, includes in its hotel contracts. The clause, Choose Chicago was told, stipulates that hotel operators hosting RSNA attendees must guarantee a lower room rate than any other conference in Chicago between April and November that books 10,000 room nights or more. Read the article!
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Radiology Toolbox Pro was developed by Dr. Eric Baumel from Digital Imaging Diagnostics of Wellington, FL. Baumel has also co-founded Softcode Systems, a company that creates educational and decision-support tools for healthcare professionals. Radiology Toolbox Lite has been downloaded more than 69,000 times in 120 countries, with 65% outside of the U.S. The Pro version has been downloaded by more than 4,500 users, of whom 53% are from outside of the U.S. Read the article!
Singapore is best in Bloomberg’s second annual ranking of countries with the most efficient health care while the U.S. remains near the bottom. The ranking evaluates health care costs as a share of GDP and per capita, as well as life expectancy and improvements from last year. Read the article!
“As a new customer to Agfa HealthCare we are delighted to see our products have quickly added value at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, with cost effective solutions that meets their needs.” says John Flavell, Imaging Sales Manager, Agfa HealthCare UK. “The digital radiography update allows the Trust to meet increasing demands, whilst delivering high-quality imaging with minimum training and ease of adoption by staff. This initiative is part of Agfa HealthCare’s Fast Forward DR Upgrade Program, to support and improve hospitals’ and medical imaging departments’ digital imaging evolution.”
Left to right Matt Southam, Radiographer, Salisbury NHS Julian Clayson, Radiographer, Salisbury NHS Alli Penny, Assistant Practitioner, Salisbury NHS Jon Gray Assistant Practitioner, Salisbury NHS Ges Shilvock, Key Account Manager, Agfa HealthCare
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Recently, Region H, Copenhagen Denmark hosted a Healthcare Week aiming at knowledge and skills sharing among the 16,500 visitors. In the spotlight at the exhibition was the radiology department of the Rigshospitalet, who demostrated Agfa HealthCare solutions. In Region H, 5 DX-D 100 mobile DR units are in use and in the future the images will be managed with Agfa HealthCare IMPAX PACS and the department will be supported by IMPAX RIS.
See how technology will transform the way clinicians treat their patients. Watch this video to learn how wearables, rich digital collaboration, and enabling personalized medicine through genomics will be part of a clinician’s workflow as we enter the 2020s. View the video!