The growing role of mobile technology in radiology; 5 focal points for telehealth efforts;

> Mobile technology's role continues to grow in the medical imaging industry. This FierceMedicalImaging article examines how radiologists are taking advantage of smartphones and tablets to boost efforts ranging from medical education to clinical functionality. Article

> Robust electronic health record systems and an ability to funnel mounds of other disparate electronic patient data into practical and actionable information at the bedside are at the heart of what many U.S. hospitals are doing to improve patient care. At Southern Illinois Healthcare, a three-hospital system based in Carbondale, Ill., the integration of such data sets has been crucial to the launch of its new physician hospital organization, Quality Health Partners. This special report examines SIH's path to clinical integration--from technical processes to physician buy-in--while also highlighting how that integration will pay dividends down the road. Special report

> While some provider worries persist about telehealth, a mainstream breakthrough appears to be on the horizon, as states increasingly push for reimbursement. And payers, more and more, are getting in on the act, as evidenced by Humana's telehealth pilot aimed at treating patients with congestive heart failure. To that end, Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS earlier this year released a report taking a closer look at the state of telehealth. More than three-fourths of providers interviewed indicated that their efforts are focused in five disciplines: home monitoring, psychiatry, stroke, neurology and intensive care. Check out this deeper dive into the five focal disciplines. Slideshow

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