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MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joe Robinson, Senior Vice President of Health Systems Solutions, Philips Healthcare, and Chairman, MITA Board of Directors The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is well-positioned to lead efforts that will leave a positive and lasting impact on the medical imaging technology industry. MITA’s 2017 strategic priorities reflect these opportunities: Permanently repeal medical device tax The Read more […]

DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. David A. Clunie, MD, PixelMed Publishing Cancer is the leading cause of death in many states. Its screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research relies on the interoperability of digital medical imaging systems. That fact is not lost on the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One Read more […]

Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Smith, PhD, Director, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric As financial pressures on the healthcare system rise, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private payers are experimenting with new ways to incentivize the efficient production of healthcare to reduce costs. One popular payment model is the “episode bundle,”[1] where a group of providers receives Read more […]

Curing Cancer Possible with Medical Imaging

Curing Cancer Possible with Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Richard Frank, MD, PhD, FFPM (RCP), Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Strategy and Policy, Siemens Healthineers The Cancer Cure Moonshot Initiative is an ambitious and exciting endeavor that MITA fully supports. Curing cancer is impossible without medical imaging. Screening, surveillance, diagnosis, staging, prognostics, choice of therapy, targeting radiation therapy, monitoring therapeutic benefits, and detecting Read more […]

Focusing on Regulatory Environment

Focusing on Regulatory Environment

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Diane Wurzburger, Executive, Regulatory Affairs, GE Healthcare MITA’s Technical and Regulatory Committee (TRC) promotes a regulatory environment that supports growth and innovation in medical imaging. In 2016, the TRC set three priorities: successful Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) negotiations; critical to quality (CtQ) engagement, which is part of a of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Read more […]

Working Together in Medical Imaging

Working Together in Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Nelson Mendes, CEO, Ziehm Imaging and Chair, MITA Board of Directors As chair of the MITA Board of Directors, I am pleased to reflect on the ways MITA benefits the medical imaging industry, to highlight the work we’ve done in 2016, and to bring attention to the important role membership plays in our interactions with patients, providers, payers, and regulators. MITA’s member companies and staff set Read more […]

Lining Up Opportunities in Cuba for Energy Efficiency and Healthcare

Lining Up Opportunities in Cuba for Energy Efficiency and Healthcare

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA With policy changes thawing relations between Cuba and the United States, NEMA staff met with Cuban embassy officials and staff from the U.S. departments of Commerce and State in order to assess trade potential for NEMA/MITA members. Moving beyond initial discussions and research, Jonathan Stewart, government Read more […]

DICOM Stays Ahead of Health IT

DICOM Stays Ahead of Health IT

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jeroen Medema, DICOM Standards Committee Co-chair, Philips; Robert Horn, AGFA; and Lawrence Tarbox, University  of Arkansas for Medical Sciences As a mature standard with roots reaching back to before its debut in early 1990s, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the international standard for medical imaging. How, then, does a mature standard stay current in the modern world of health Read more […]

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services, Waterbury Hospital In the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sustainable and thriving healthcare operations are paramount. Effective healthcare operations require diagnostic medical imaging to play a major role in controlling cost, improving quality, and achieving superior patient outcomes. From Read more […]

Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

Dynamic Healthcare Communications Begin with Optimized Workflow

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Dan DeHanes, Global Product Compliance, Codes, and Standards Leader, Ascom Wireless Solutions With the increase in patient care needs, clinical staffing challenges, and rising costs of care delivery, there is pressure on healthcare delivery organizations to rely on technology solutions to help efficiently deliver care. In the modern healthcare environment, an optimized workflow Read more […]