Category: PACS



HTM’s Role in Investigating—and Thwarting—Device Incidents

A medical device could cause patient harm for numerous reasons. Say, for instance, a defibrillator fails to deliver enough of a life-saving bolt of electricity—or simply no electricity at all. Here, 24x7 Magazine explores the important role HTM professionals have when the unthinkable happens and a device malfunctions.

QualiTest Tackles Virtual Radiology Environment Testing

QualiTest Group, based in Fairfield, Conn., has released an improved virtual radiology environment testing solution for picture archiving and communication systems. The offering builds upon the original solution with enhanced crowd testing and artificial intelligence capabilities, enabling vendors to scale more quickly.

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We Asked. You Delivered.

Each year, you tell us what you love about your job; what you, well, don’t exactly love; how much you make; and what you believe are the biggest issues currently affecting the field. Here, 24×7 Magazine chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens reveals the major themes that emerged in 2017’s salary survey. Don’t miss out.

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FDA Commissioner Addresses Medical Device Manufacturing Recovery in Puerto Rico

U.S. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has spoken out about medical device manufacturing recovery in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Currently, Puerto Rico is home to more than 50 medical device manufacturing plants, which produce more than 1,000 types of medical devices ranging from surgical instruments to pacemakers.

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A Global Approach

With the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, it’s often challenging for medical device manufacturers to know which changes to prioritize first. One of the industry’s most recent innovations? The Medical Device Single Audit Program, or MDSAP.

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Ramsoft Inks Distributor Deal

Medical Equipment Dynamics, based in New Bedford, Mass., will offer the complete image management product suite from Toronto-based RamSoft, under terms of a new agreement between the two companies.

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President Trump Signs MDUFA IV into Law

President Trump has signed into law the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA IV)—a move that entities like the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance have applauded. Others, however, remain concerned about the legislation’s implications for HTM professionals.

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