Posted on behalf of Edward Ricks, CIO, Beaufort Memorial Hospital
I’ve got to say Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) has always been pretty progressive in terms of an Information Technology perspective. Over the past few years, we’ve realized one of the common pitfalls of any IT department, which is thinking you’re prepared.
The reality of downtime happening at any moment is sometimes filtered by a false sense of security. The fact is that downtime, both planned and unplanned can cause not only hassle, but also a reduction in patient safety and care. Being located on the coast, natural disasters are a real cause for concern for us. These situations are impossible to prevent but through the use of the Summit Downtime Reporting System (DRS) we are able to access and push out any critical care data.
With the implementation of the Summit Downtime Reporting System we are confidently able to say “we’re ready”. We’ve got technology in place to face any type of downtime that might come our way.
I will be hosting a webcast this week on business continuity strategies and our disaster recovery plan for those of you who would like to learn more about our plan, and the technology we have in place.
Please click on the link below to sign up for the webcast. I hope to see you there!…Continue
Posted by Alexandra Casey on December 2, 2013 at 11:08am
In the previous couple of months, we often asked you to submit the best CT images for the Siemens International CT Image Contest. Out of the 326 images that were turned in, an expert jury chose 10 winning images. Check out the contest's website to get further information about the winners of this year's "Right Dose Image Contest":
Computed Tomography (CT) clinical…See More
How to reduce CO2 impact when investing in imaging technology? Instead of purchasing a new system, ecoline systems help save our planet's resources as they go through the product lifecycle for a second time. To find out more about refurbished systems and how we try to further reduce the CO2 footprint in collaboration with WWF Indonesia, visit http://sie.ag/1aTZmpD.See More
On December 11th, the G8 countries will get together for a summit on "The Dementia Challenge – Fighting back against dementia". We welcome this initiative to strengthen research, detection, treatment and care of the disease and are committed to help reduce the increasing impact of untreated dementia on society. To stay up to date with the discussions at the G8 summit via live stream or a live blog, visit:…See More
Having seen what his father went through as a prostate cancer patient, Stephen M. Bravo, MD, is driven to discover how to detect lymph node metastases earlier than previously possible. Together with his team at Sand Lake Imaging in Orlando, Florida, they research ways of detecting lymphatic disease before it becomes metastatic, thereby improving chances of survival. http://sie.ag/1bRjdff
We had a great time at #RSNA13, thanks to all the visitors at our booth and the experts who took the time for a short interview. If you are interested in hearing some professional thoughts on this year’s exhibition and the newest technological innovations, have a look at these videos: http://bit.ly/1gK0dPb
That's it for #RSNA13. We would like to thank all of our visitors who stopped by at our booth for making this year's meeting such a memorable experience. Have a safe trip home and we hope to see you next year!
Ronald Booij from Erasmus MC Rotterdam usually attends educational exhibits to share his knowledge about new CT imaging techniques. At #RSNA he is particularly interested in getting new insights about possibilities to overcome existing limitations in scanning young cardiac patients: http://bit.ly/1hChugg
The "Right Dose Excellence…See More
Mammography is not only a sensitive issue for women but also for the radiologists. Visit us at #RSNA13, booth 1934, South Building, Hall A, to find out how you can provide confident diagnoses and avoid rescans.
Siemens at #RSNA13 – Innovating to meet your daily challenges. We invite you to join us at RSNA: South Building, Hall A, Booth 1934.
From full volume imaging to tissue strain analysis applications, Siemens offers a total solution for breast imaging. To find out how 3D Total Breast ultrasound can help your patients, visit us at booth 1934, South Building, Hall A. #RSNA13
Thank you for taking the challenge to find the correct finding. The PET MIP image shows a large hypermetabolic lung tumor with multiple lymph node metastases involving hilar, subcarinal and paratracheal nodes (answer A). Fused PET/CT transverse slice shows lung tumor in the right lower lobe adjacent to the pleura with central necrosis. Combining information of both images, the impression is that of a lung tumor in the right lower lobe with central necrosis along with multiple mediastinal…See More
We met with Marjorie Calvetti and Tiffany Lowers from Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois, at our booth 1934 at #RSNA13 to talk about the latest innovations in molecular imaging. See for yourself what they have to say about patient friendliness and image quality:
Precise energy quantification in combination with a low radiation dose are key matters in CT imaging. Visit us at booth 1934, South Building, Hall A, to find out how our improvements in 4D imaging will boost your diagnostic confidence. #RSNA13
Siemens at #RSNA13 – Innovating to meet your daily challenges. We invite you to join us at RSNA: South Building, Hall A, Booth…See More
Finland is one of the world's leading nations in the field of acute stroke care. In this film, Professor Markku Kaste from Helsinki University Hospital explains how to improve the workflow of emergency stroke care. Find out how medical imaging can support your diagnoses at this year’s #RSNA.