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News Article | May 10, 2017
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Browse 117 market data Tables and 60 Figures spread through 193 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Radiation Dose Management Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The report analyses and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The growing adoption of EHR systems, increasing initiatives for the implementation of health information exchanges (HIEs), growing awareness on radiation safety, increasing radiation exposure to patients, and increasing number of diagnostic imaging exams across the globe are other factors driving the growth of the Radiation Dose Management Market. However, the lack of in-house education and training on radiation dose management, lack of understanding amongst physicians and technologists towards dose optimization approaches, and low adoption of radiation dose management solutions in emerging countries are some of the factors restraining the growth of this market. On the basis of products and services, the global Radiation Dose Management Market is broadly segmented into solutions and services. The solutions segment accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market in 2016 and is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the compliance achieved by integrating radiation dose tracking, monitoring, and analytics software with other systems such as EHR, PACS, and RIS to monitor, track, and archive the patient dose information and to improve patient safety. Based on modality, the Radiation Dose Management Market is divided into four major segments-computed tomography, fluoroscopy and interventional imaging, radiography and mammography, and nuclear medicine. The computed tomography segment accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market in 2016. The large share of this segment is attributed to the increasing number of CT examinations and the growing regulations regarding CT dose management across the globe. The Radiation Dose Management Market is categorized into three segments based on end users, namely, hospitals, ambulatory care settings, and research institutions & academic medical centers. In 2016, hospitals accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market, followed by ambulatory care settings and research institutions & academic medical centers. In 2016, North America was the major market for radiation dose management, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. An alarming increase in patient radiation exposure, highly developed healthcare IT infrastructure, a number of healthcare reforms, advent of new technologies, and favorable regulatory compliance in the North American and European region has led to the major contribution of these regions to the global Radiation Dose Management Market. Prominent players in this market are Bayer AG (Germany), GE Healthcare (U.S.), PACSHealth LLC (U.S.), Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (Japan), Novarad Corporation (U.S.), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), AGFA Healthcare (Belgium), Sectra AB (Sweden), QAELUM N.V. (Belgium), Bracco Imaging S.p.A. (Italy), and Medsquare (France). MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. Almost 75,000 top officers across eight industries worldwide approach MarketsandMarkets™ for their painpoints around revenues decisions. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. MarketsandMarkets™ is determined to benefit more than 10,000 companies this year for their revenue planning and help them take their innovations/disruptions early to the market by providing them research ahead of the curve. MarketsandMarkets's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Browse 117 market data Tables and 60 Figures spread through 193 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Radiation Dose Management Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The report analyses and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The growing adoption of EHR systems, increasing initiatives for the implementation of health information exchanges (HIEs), growing awareness on radiation safety, increasing radiation exposure to patients, and increasing number of diagnostic imaging exams across the globe are other factors driving the growth of the Radiation Dose Management Market. However, the lack of in-house education and training on radiation dose management, lack of understanding amongst physicians and technologists towards dose optimization approaches, and low adoption of radiation dose management solutions in emerging countries are some of the factors restraining the growth of this market. On the basis of products and services, the global Radiation Dose Management Market is broadly segmented into solutions and services. The solutions segment accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market in 2016 and is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the compliance achieved by integrating radiation dose tracking, monitoring, and analytics software with other systems such as EHR, PACS, and RIS to monitor, track, and archive the patient dose information and to improve patient safety. Based on modality, the Radiation Dose Management Market is divided into four major segments-computed tomography, fluoroscopy and interventional imaging, radiography and mammography, and nuclear medicine. The computed tomography segment accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market in 2016. The large share of this segment is attributed to the increasing number of CT examinations and the growing regulations regarding CT dose management across the globe. The Radiation Dose Management Market is categorized into three segments based on end users, namely, hospitals, ambulatory care settings, and research institutions & academic medical centers. In 2016, hospitals accounted for the largest share of the global Radiation Dose Management Market, followed by ambulatory care settings and research institutions & academic medical centers. In 2016, North America was the major market for radiation dose management, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. An alarming increase in patient radiation exposure, highly developed healthcare IT infrastructure, a number of healthcare reforms, advent of new technologies, and favorable regulatory compliance in the North American and European region has led to the major contribution of these regions to the global Radiation Dose Management Market. Prominent players in this market are Bayer AG (Germany), GE Healthcare (U.S.), PACSHealth LLC (U.S.), Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (Japan), Novarad Corporation (U.S.), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), AGFA Healthcare (Belgium), Sectra AB (Sweden), QAELUM N.V. (Belgium), Bracco Imaging S.p.A. (Italy), and Medsquare (France). MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. Almost 75,000 top officers across eight industries worldwide approach MarketsandMarkets™ for their painpoints around revenues decisions. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. MarketsandMarkets™ is determined to benefit more than 10,000 companies this year for their revenue planning and help them take their innovations/disruptions early to the market by providing them research ahead of the curve. MarketsandMarkets's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets


DatabridgeMarketResearch.com presents "Global Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Market New report by Data Bridge Market Research,” the global revenue cycle management market has accounted to USD 51.6 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 12.7% from 2017 to 2024, is expected to reach USD 133.6 billion by 2024. Dallas, TX, May 19, 2017 --( In this report, the revenue cycle management market is segmented on the basis of product type, deployment, component, stage, end-user, and geography. Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-revenue-cycle-management-rcm-market/ Based on type the market is further segmented into integrated RCM and standalone RCM. On the basis of product type RCM solutions are segmented into standalone and integrated RCM. The integrated RCM solution are generally used by larger organizations where integration with other healthcare IT products such as RIS, LIS, PACS, HER among others to form a more holistic process for billing and claim settlements. Based on end-users the market is segmented into hospitals, laboratories, and physicians and others. Based on geography the market is segmented into 5 geographical regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. The geographical regions are further segmented into 24 major countries such as U.S. Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and many others. U.S. is expected to dominate the market due to the rising need to decrease healthcare expenditure which is forming the major share of the market. Read more: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/revenue-cycle-management-market-expected-reach-usd-105-2-billion/ The key players in the revenue cycle management market are McKesson Corporation, Cerner Corporation, Quest Diagnostics, Athena Health, Inc., Allscripts, EClinicalWorks, CareCloud Corporation, The SSI Groups, Inc., GE Healthcare, Epic Systems, Siemens Healthcare, and Kareo, Inc., among others. About Data Bridge Market Research: Data Bridge set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches. We are determined to unearth the best market opportunities and foster efficient information for your business to thrive in the market. Data Bridge endeavors to provide appropriate solutions to the complex business challenges and initiates an effortless decision-making process. Dallas, TX, May 19, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The new market report contains data for historic years 2015, the base year of calculation is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 to 2024.In this report, the revenue cycle management market is segmented on the basis of product type, deployment, component, stage, end-user, and geography.Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-revenue-cycle-management-rcm-market/Based on type the market is further segmented into integrated RCM and standalone RCM.On the basis of product type RCM solutions are segmented into standalone and integrated RCM. The integrated RCM solution are generally used by larger organizations where integration with other healthcare IT products such as RIS, LIS, PACS, HER among others to form a more holistic process for billing and claim settlements.Based on end-users the market is segmented into hospitals, laboratories, and physicians and others.Based on geography the market is segmented into 5 geographical regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. The geographical regions are further segmented into 24 major countries such as U.S. Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and many others. U.S. is expected to dominate the market due to the rising need to decrease healthcare expenditure which is forming the major share of the market.Read more: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/revenue-cycle-management-market-expected-reach-usd-105-2-billion/The key players in the revenue cycle management market are McKesson Corporation, Cerner Corporation, Quest Diagnostics, Athena Health, Inc., Allscripts, EClinicalWorks, CareCloud Corporation, The SSI Groups, Inc., GE Healthcare, Epic Systems, Siemens Healthcare, and Kareo, Inc., among others.About Data Bridge Market Research:Data Bridge set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches. We are determined to unearth the best market opportunities and foster efficient information for your business to thrive in the market. Data Bridge endeavors to provide appropriate solutions to the complex business challenges and initiates an effortless decision-making process. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Data Bridge Market Research


STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, today announced that its Synapse Mobility Enterprise Web Viewer has been granted Authority to Operate (ATO) on networks in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD awards an ATO according to a risk-based framework that analyzes a technology’s security controls within their IT environment. “We are proud and gratified that Fujifilm’s Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer is now authorized for use at the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “This ATO is a major accomplishment for Fujifilm and testifies to our ongoing commitment to bringing to market innovative technology that adheres to the most stringent security standards.” After completing a thorough security assessment, the DoD determined that Synapse Mobility can be configured to meet its controls for Risk Management Framework. Specifically, Synapse Mobility can be configured to meet the DoD 8500 series and DISA STIG requirements. DoD controls are customizable and implemented as part of an organization-wide process that manages information security and privacy risk. The controls address a diverse set of security and privacy requirements across the federal government and critical infrastructure, derived from legislation, Executive Orders, policies, directives, regulations, standards, and/or mission/business needs. Fujifilm’s Synapse Mobility Enterprise Web Viewer utilizes the latest server-side rendering technology, allowing providers to securely and quickly view all patient imaging data to authorized users without downloading any patient data locally. The web viewer can be accessed directly via web browsers or launched directly from the secure EHR. It includes support for dual factor authentication via the Common Access Card (CAC), a zero-footprint DICOM and non-DICOM image and report viewer for the holistic patient record, a federated data search across disparate archives to present a single patient timeline, and a Share feature to launch other 3rd party integrations. “With data breaches as a continued concern in the healthcare industry, there is no greater affirmation of Fujifilm’s dedication to risk mitigation and protecting sensitive information than a ‘green light’ from the DoD,” said Bill Lacy, Vice President of Medical Informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “We view it as a vote of confidence in our company and trust in Fujifilm technology.” FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit www.fujifilmhealthcare.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company had global revenues of $22.1 billion, at an exchange rate of 112.54 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.


News Article | May 18, 2017
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"Cegid helps retailers adapt to the digital age, offering a full suite of retail enterprise software and cloud services for both head office and stores," says Dan Friedman, COO, Americas, Cegid. "Much of our focus lies in omnichannel retailing, including POS and store management, inventory and replenishment, mobile POS, clienteling, CRM and loyalty, as well as business intelligence – all within a single, centralized database that works in real-time." As part of their training and orientation, two members of the RCS leadership team, Kevin Albert, COO, and Jill Bujnowski, CFO, recently attended the Cegid Connections Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The event gathered 450 retailers and partners from around the world. The team gained insight into the future of retail and was excited to meet other partners to learn about their success with Cegid. The RCS team was eager to learn about Cegid's retail portfolio, called Yourcegid Retail Y2. The platform is a proven omni-channel and customer-centered solution designed to deliver a remarkable customer experience. It comes with an intuitive user interface for click-and-collect, ship to store, ship to home, and cash and carry transactions, among other new features. "Our integration as a Cegid VAR has been seamless. The resources Cegid provides – from marketing, sales and services tools to staff expertise – are outstanding and have allowed us to get started quickly. The team is extremely responsive to our needs and we feel like a truly valued partner," remarks Jill. "We consider business partners as a direct extension of the Cegid business and our focus is therefore on recruiting the right type of partners. It's all about quality, not quantity, and this is where RCS comes in," says Dan Friedman, COO, Americas, Cegid. Retail Control Systems believes that combining its extensive retail expertise from the last 30 years with Cegid's software will contribute to tremendous success. "RCS is excited for the opportunity to partner with Cegid. We believe it's on the forefront of retail technology and RCS can't wait to be a part of that," states Dave Albert, CEO, RCS. "We were very impressed to see Cegid not only on the Retail Information Systems (RIS) Software Leaderboard, but the highest ranking for 2016. This bodes well for the future." About RCS Founded in 1987, Retail Control Systems specializes in retail and restaurant management software and hardware solutions. RCS has built a reputation for finding specialized business management solutions that help businesses gain complete control over their operations and finances. From inventory control to daily sales management, RCS has the experience and expertise across the full-range of retail and restaurant industries to meet the unique needs of any business. RCS has been providing superior customer service, exceptional quality, and innovation to the retail and restaurant community for nearly 30 years. To learn more about RCS, visit www.retailcontrolsystems.com or call 1-800-417-3030. About Cegid Cegid is a leading player in the digital transformation of companies and public entities, improving the performance of its customers with its cloud services and enterprise software. Cegid offers solutions in the fields of finance, tax management and human resources, as well as vertical business solutions for the retail, manufacturing, trade and services sectors, the accounting profession and the public sector. Leveraging an ambitious innovation strategy, Cegid's solutions integrate the new ways people use technology, from mobility, cloud-based services and paperless documents to data analysis and collaborative industry platforms. Cegid is an international group with more than 2,200 employees located throughout France and in 15 other countries. Serving more than 120,000 clients and 430,000 users, including over 150,000 in SaaS mode, Cegid achieved revenues of USD 315 million in 2016. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/retail-control-systems-and-cegid-unite-to-move-retailers-to-unified-commerce-300460497.html


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Visage 7 Open Archive closely couples the storage of images to Visage 7 to provide performance and interoperability unmatched by others. Visage 7 Open Archive includes critical support of standards based interfaces and open standards like Imaging Object Change Management (IOCM), which is fundamental to automating integration to enterprise viewing platforms. The Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform's unique architecture makes it ideally suited for the convergence of medical imaging informatics to include medical multimedia, non-radiology and non-DICOM objects. "Unlike legacy PACS vendors, we have offered a modular or deconstructed solution that provides our clients with the flexibility to choose the technology components that best suits their needs," said Dr. Sam Hupert, CEO of Visage Imaging. "To date, we have replaced more than 40 legacy PACS and have successfully integrated to numerous legacy and third-party vendor neutral archives, and we will continue to do that." "But there have been some significant changes in the North American archive market of late. As a result, we are seeing a growing number of clients looking for an archive that can match the performance of Visage 7. We have that in Visage 7 Open Archive," continued Dr. Hupert. "Clients will now have the choice between a best-of-breed, deconstructed offering that combines components from multiple vendors or our open, modular single vendor solution." To learn more about Visage 7 Open Archive and Visage 7, please schedule a priority meeting and/or demonstration with Visage at ACR 2017. About Visage Imaging, Inc. Visage Imaging is a global provider of enterprise imaging and advanced visualization solutions for diagnostic imaging. Visage 7 delivers amazingly fast server-side rendered images streamed via an intelligent thin-client viewer. Radiologists and referring physicians have a customized, protocol-driven workflow to natively view multi-dimensional imagery using One Viewer, scaled to support the world's largest healthcare organizations. Powerful enterprise imaging solutions include enterprise viewing and interpretation; archiving; image enablement; RIS/PACS, as well as anywhere mobile diagnostic access. www.visageimaging.com About Pro Medicus Limited Pro Medicus Limited [ASX: PME] is Australia's leading imaging IT provider. Founded in 1983, the company provides a full range of integrated software products and services to hospitals, imaging centers and health care groups worldwide. www.promed.com.au Visage, Visage Imaging, Visage 7 Open Archive, Visage Ease Pro, Visage Ease, ANV, and Deconstructed PACS are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks that are licensed by Visage Imaging Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners or licensees. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/introducing-visage-7-open-archive-300459795.html


News Article | April 25, 2017
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A new report published by the University of Southampton suggests that regulation in the use of composites in marine, rail, oil & gas, and construction could save the UK money. The report suggests that industry and government should work together to put an end to the constraints that currently inhibit the growth and use of composite materials in these sectors. This could bring more than £4 billion worth of benefit to the UK by the year 2030. The paper entitled ‘Modernising composite materials regulations’, was complied by a multidisciplinary team from Southampton’s Faculties of Engineering and the Environment, and Business, Law and Art (Institute of Maritime Law), supported by the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and the University’s department for Research and Innovation Services (RIS). ‘As economic and sustainability pressures have grown, so too has pressure increased to reduce energy consumption (including fuel usage) whilst improving both ‘through-life costs’ and installation times,’ a press release said. ‘All of these factors have increased demand for stronger, lighter, more intelligent and more durable materials tailor made for purpose.’ Massive increase In 2013, the global market for composite products was US$68 billion, which is predicted to grow to US$ 105 billion by 2030 (UK Composites Market Study). The UK’s share of this market is £2 billion (around 3%) which is estimated to grow to £12 billion or more by 2030 (2016 UK Composites Strategy). This figure could rise to as high as £16 billion if the sectors that have not previously embraced the use of composites were to experience the same rate of growth as the aerospace sector, where the use of composite materials has increased massively over the last three decades, the report suggests. ‘One of the major inhibitors to the uptake of composites in new sectors is that regulations, codes and standards are often inappropriate for composites,’ added the press release. ‘This is because they are both explicitly and implicitly based on named materials, such as steel, and do not permit consideration of composites applications despite the strengths and benefits of the materials in many cases.’ Regulation in the use of composites in rail could save the UK money.‘Advanced polymer composite materials have a huge potential to shape the modern world,’ said Professor Ole Thybo Thomsen, head of the Infrastructure Research Group at Southampton and co-author of the position paper. ‘The use of composites in aerospace and automobile design is now the norm, but they have much broader potential for use in other sectors such as in building and bridge construction, railway and rail infrastructure, as well as marine and offshore. In aerospace alone, 52% by weight of the latest generation of aircraft are now composed of composite materials. ‘In the UK there is currently very limited coordination and centralisation of the codes and standards data associated with new composite materials,’ added Professor Simon Quinn, director of the University’s Research Institute for Industry (RiFi) and the lead researcher of the paper. ‘There is neither a coherent development of certified testing facilities, nor a formal process for different sectors to share information and best practice. These factors have reduced productivity, discouraged research and development and innovation, and significantly increased the time to market for new composite products.  ‘Industry and government have not shared information,’ he added. ‘In the UK there are four government departments dealing with material regulation and the minister with overall responsibility for Health and Safety (the Minister for the Disabled) has neither the mandate nor the resources to harmonise this system. There are also seven agencies involved in regulation, alongside a lack of Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP), creating a labyrinth of assurance without the guarantee of certification at the end. This is a considerable disincentive to those companies wanting to innovate, and a significant barrier to new companies entering the markets.’ Performance standards The paper recommends that ‘performance’ assessment methods should be adapted to the needs of each sector to make it easier for manufacturers to prove that their materials can perform to the required operational safety and performance standards related to that sector. It also calls for one government department to have overall responsibility for regulation, with representation in other departments. The lead department would work closely with the Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) and would oversee material regulatory policy and management of the centre, would have the responsibility to develop codes and standards, and would authorise both UK and nominated overseas test centers. ‘This approach will increase the value, utility and sustainability of the UK’s composites research and by speeding up the ‘route to market’, allowing the UK to both achieve and maximise its predicted market share and prevent the more agile manufacturing nations using our research to gain a first-mover competitive advantage,’ said Rear Admiral Rob Stevens, the lead author of the paper. ‘The next step is create a task group sponsored by government and including key players from the regulatory bodies, industry and academia to take the new regulatory proposition forward in industries that are not utilising composite materials to their full potential.’ An Executive Summary of the paper is available online.   This story is reprinted from material from the University of Southampton, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. 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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc., proveedor líder de productos de diagnóstico por imagen y soluciones de informática médica, fue reconocido como el Líder en Latinoamérica en su Categoría PACS Global en el reporte BEST IN KLAS 2017: Software y Servicios, publicado por KLAS. El Synapse PACS de Fujifilm revolucionó el mercado en 1999. Hoy en día, su arquitectura de próxima generación del Synapse PACS 5 para el procesamiento de imágenes del lado del servidor, es la evolución de la plataforma de imagen corporativa de la empresa. " El reporte Best in KLAS celebra y reconoce a los proveedores que han hecho avances significativos para mejorar la asistencia sanitaria", dijo Adam Gale, presidente de KLAS. " El equipo KLAS aplaude sus esfuerzos y reconoce su compromiso con la innovación y el logro. Con el paso de los años, nos seguimos sintiendo humildemente satisfechos por el número de proveedores de salud que comparten sus experiencias con nosotros. Hacen que todos nuestros informes, especialmente nuestro informe Best in KLAS, sean posibles”. El reporte anual Best in KLAS clasifica a los proveedores de IT de mejor desempeño en más de 40 segmentos de mercado. Más de 16,000 entrevistas persona a persona durante el año proporcionan los datos para el Best in KLAS 2017: Software y Servicios. Algoritmos robustos y profesionales entrenados examinan cada entrevista para el sesgo y exactitud. Si se encuentra algún sesgo o imprecisión, los datos se descartan. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. es un proveedor líder de productos de diagnóstico por imagen y soluciones de informática médica para satisfacer las necesidades de los centros de salud hoy y en el futuro. Desde una inigualable selección de sistemas digitales de rayos X, hasta la marca Synapse® de PACS, RIS y productos Cardiovasculares, hasta sistemas avanzados de imagen para la salud de las mujeres, Fujifilm tiene productos ideales para cualquier tamaño de entorno de imagen. La División de Endoscopia de FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. suministra endoscopios de alta calidad y tecnología avanzada de la marca FUJINON al mercado médico. La División TeraMedica ofrece informática de atención médica, y es el proveedor líder de soluciones neutral al proveedor, a nivel de toda la empresa para la gestión de imágenes médicas sin restricciones. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. tiene su sede en Stamford, CT. Para obtener más información, visite www.fujifilmhealthcare.com y www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.


ADDISON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--N-Dimension Solutions, a market leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) with innovative solutions that protect smart energy networks from cyber threats, announced Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) has deployed N-Sentinel Monitoring to help safeguard all of the utility’s IT and operations networks and data. N-Sentinel provides the utility with insights into their network traffic to assure their piece of the power grid and member information remains safe and secure from cyber threats. MVEC is a Minnesota-based distribution cooperative that delivers electric service to its 41,000 members across a 968 square mile service area. The 4-member MVEC IT team is stretched thin with responsibility for supporting the communications and computing infrastructure and services for the utility’s 85 employees as well as the operations networks, which includes multiple smart grid applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Outage Management System (OMS), Distribution Automation (DA) and Demand Response. The N-Sentinel Monitoring service is an extension of the IT team providing around the clock monitoring of the IT and OT networks, delivering timely threat intelligence and expert security guidance to help the utility reduce risk and improve their security posture. “After reviewing how much cybersecurity insight N-Sentinel Monitoring provides, we realized we couldn’t afford to not subscribe,” said Jeff Hanson, Information Technology Supervisor, MVEC. “I would have to employ a full-time security analyst and invest in a range of additional tools to gain access to the valuable information and expertise I get with N-Sentinel.” For example, early this year, there was a lot of chatter about Grizzly Steppe – the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) malware associated with a potential grid infiltration of a Vermont cooperative utility. The CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) alerted cooperative utility executives, including MVEC’s CEO, about the potential Grizzly Steppe threat. As a result, Hanson received an email from MVEC’s CEO inquiring how confident he was that their utility was protected from Grizzly Steppe and similar Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Hanson responded by sharing with him the N-Sentinel Flash Alert, which included specific details about Grizzly Steppe. Furthermore, Hanson informed MVEC CEO that he had contacted N-Dimension’s team of cybersecurity experts directly, and they verified there was no presence of Grizzly Steppe threat signatures identified on MVEC’s network, nor had any been found on the networks of other N-Dimension customers. Hanson indicated that this type of analysis in response to breaking threat news is a very effective and important element in MVEC’s security program. “This was a great example of utilizing the intelligence and awareness provided via the N-Sentinel service to help me assure our CEO and Board members of our capability to respond to the ever-changing threat landscape,” stated Hanson. “Intrusions can happen in minutes and detection can take months. It’s proven that early awareness can make a significant difference in reducing potential cyber threat damage,” said Tom Ayers, president and CEO, N-Dimension. “We provide utilities with threat knowledge and expert guidance to enable them to take timely and appropriate actions to reduce risk exposure.” Upcoming events in which N-Dimension will be participating include the Kansas Municipal Utilities Conference (May 3-5); American Public Power Engineering & Operations Technical Conference (May 7-10); and Electric Cities of Georgia Engineering & Operations Conference (June 7-9). N-Dimension is a market leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) with innovative solutions tailored to protect smart energy networks from cyber attacks, improving system reliability and safeguarding critical infrastructure, data and assets. The company’s N-Sentinel line of services delivers vigilance, detecting and alerting on cyber threats. It combines cloud-based security intelligence and cybersecurity experts to deliver actionable guidance that enables utilities to take timely, preemptive action to protect themselves against cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Company headquarters are in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and U.S. headquarters are located in Addison, Texas. N-Dimension is the exclusive cybersecurity partner of Hometown Connections; and associate member of the American Public Power Association (APPA), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Electricity Distributors Association (EDA). For more information about N-Sentinel and to request a free trial, visit our website at www.n-dimension.com. Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn; check us out on YouTube and CrunchBase.


Hemel Hempstead, UK: Needing little introduction, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the country’s largest trusts and teaching centres, providing acute and specialist healthcare for nearly two million people in north west London. The Trust comprises of 5 hospital sites - Charing Cross, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, Hammersmith and Western Eye – and is one of just seven dedicated health science centres in the UK. With academic links to the Imperial College itself, the Trust puts research into practice by applying medical studies and disciplines into their acute healthcare environment. Imperial College Healthcare invests significantly in its staff and resources. With over a million outpatients, 280,000 A&E attendances and 186,000 inpatients, a team of 10,000 doctors, nurses and health professionals support the Trust. One busy area of the hospital is the Imaging Department; nearly 500 staff and the best state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment offer a comprehensive range of radiology examinations. A truly integral part of the Trust’s clinical remit, Imaging uses the latest techniques to support Imperial College Healthcare’s teams in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of medical problems and their vast range of apparatus supports the 119 modalities and 440,000 examinations. To manage radiology processes and to accommodate the sheer extent of patient examinations, Imperial College Healthcare’s Imaging department required sector-specific software solutions to support the department and provide traceability of appointments and clinical documents. From 2012, Imperial College Healthcare adopted a RIS (Radiology Information System) and PACS (Patient Archiving Communication System) from GE. After 3 years of use, the Trust took the decision to investigate new clinical systems to support the hospitals’ radiology processes. Laurence Musker, Radiology IT Programme Manager, comments: “Imperial College Healthcare started the process to procure a new provider of RIS and PACS. We were looking for improvements in our departmental workflow and needed certain efficiencies that an advanced workflow structure could offer”. Laurence had identified that technologies and radiology IT applications had become more sophisticated and innovative within the 3 years in which they had appointed their legacy system. In addition, the Trust’s own requirements were becoming more complex; more patients, larger administration surges and the sector requirement to “go paperless” brought added clerical challenges. It was becoming vital that Laurence and the Imperial College Healthcare team had a RIS and PACS framework that could not only support the department with clinical images, but bring a level of workflow intuition to smooth departmental practices and allow better management of patients and their bookings. In July 2015, after creating process, user and site criteria, Laurence was confident that the Trust could go out to tender with firm RIS/PACS solution stipulations. He comments: “Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust needed a system that had proven success and could work immediately – straight off the shelf. We formerly ran a function-centric system - which did not allow for an efficient workflow in a very busy hospital environment - but times had changed since our early RIS. We had reached a detailed solution specification and criteria for a patient-centric RIS system.” Contract awarded to Soliton IT and Carestream Along with the emphasis on workflow, the Imaging department also stipulated autonomy of image communications - the Trust needed to send medical images which included routing to GPs and external referrals. They needed a concise interface that could be adopted by any of the radiology staff and used intuitively in point-of-care and examination sessions by radiographers where time-keeping and exam diligence where critical factors. The structure of RIS workflow management and PACS imaging support had to integrate seamlessly – both together to create a united enterprise-wide solution and with the Trust’s other clinical systems to enable fluid patient record sharing, reduction in printing tasks and transparency of clinical data. The potential cost and resource investment of 2 new applications meant that Laurence and his team had to see operational improvements and measurable benefits in the new RIS and PACS solution. In 2015, after assessing the market offerings for both RIS and PACS systems, Laurence appointed products from two market-leading vendors, Soliton IT for RIS and Carestream for PACS applications, with the intention of a compressed 1-year transition from the previous GE technology. Soliton IT, a UK-based RIS developer, had previously assured Laurence of their clinical experience with their excellent reputation in Reporting and VR (Voice Recognition) deployments. Soliton IT’s RIS product, Radiology+, provided Imperial College Healthcare with automation of radiology tasks with its advanced workflow dynamic, including modular features which were customised for both the Trust and individual users. Daily tasks such as scheduling patient appointments, protocolling, vetting, data-entry, inter-departmental messaging and departmental reporting tasks were displayed in intuitive worklist fashion, by clinical discipline, for easy identification. Equally, the “assign to” option allowed redistribution of protocolling and reporting tasks to tackle administration surges and reduce backlogs. In addition, Radiology+ offered an innovative statistics-generation element to the RIS; graphical statistical analysis on area performances highlighted, in quantative terms, where areas for improvement lay. Imperial College Healthcare’s principle of becoming a RIS -driven site was rewarded with quick tangible results. The new radiographic workflow of integrated RIS and PACS made huge differences to reporting procedures, and maintaining patient bookings had become easier due to concise and colour-coded scheduling interfaces available to the administration team. Within 3 weeks of deployment, the Trust had reduced their former appointment backlog and patients’ radiology experience had become smooth and more streamlined. The integration of Caresteam Vue PACS brought additional advantages in terms of clinical imaging functionality. Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems with specialities in X-ray imaging platforms and a particular focus on PACS development. Their leading PACS application, Vue PACS, provided Imperial with the clinical tools and applications needed for radiologists to perform examinations with advanced visualization and 3D post processing. The combined Soliton IT and Carestream solution was already successfully in use in many other hospitals with seamless integration - bringing enhanced functionality to radiology and Imaging departments. Laurence comments on the compatibility of the 2 systems: “Radiology+ and Vue PACS integrate nicely together - both visually as an interface and functionally to offer improved processes to our radiographers, consultants and the radiology administration team. Radiologists found it easy to report and their workload management was easier to handle.” The changeover encompassed significant data migration which, considering both Soliton IT and Carestream’s previous deployments in large NHS Trusts, Laurence was confident could be handled efficiently and meticulously. Over 143TB (5-million studies) had to be migrated from their previous GE live PACS archive to the new application and Soliton IT showed their technical capability of implementing the data transfer for legacy RIS data with their own scripts. Radiology+ and Vue PACS integrated well with Imperial College Healthcare’s other HIS and OCS applications – Cerner PACS/OCS and Sunquest ICE (for the GP Diagnostic Cloud). Completed within 8-months (ahead of the year’s transition deadline), the dual solution went live on 30th May 2016 and is currently in use by over 300 radiology users. Ever considerate of future system potential, Laurence and the Imperial College Healthcare team have already plans to adopt Soliton IT’s Radiology+ Mobile – a portable version of the RIS with quick-fire data capture and optimised security which is suitable for mobile clinicians. Soliton IT’s additional development of the Trust’s Nuclear Medicine workflow also tackles the complex multi-procedure nature of this discipline, incorporating auto-scheduling for the stages of tiered patient bookings and dose management features. Laurence reflects on the Soliton IT and Carestream deployment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: “We had truly set ourselves a challenge with a “Big-Bang” Go Live across 3 large London hospital sites - and we are delighted to announce its success. The Trust was impressed with the integration qualities and emerging improvements of the Carestream and Soliton IT solution, and we were overwhelmed with Soliton IT’s flexibility with our requirements and willingness to adopt, build and develop all our needs into their product.” Maggie Buckley, Project Manager for Soliton IT, was responsible for RIS deployment at Imperial. She comments: “The Imperial College Healthcare implementation introduced several challenges for the Soliton IT Project Team. A previous experience had made the Trust uneasy about the change; we found ourselves working closely with Imperial to both overcome this and instil confidence in the new deployment. This close working relationship enabled us to address concerns, maintain project momentum and overcome any day-to-day issues which this complex installation presented. Imperial College Healthcare’s unique development requirements, whilst technically challenging, were successfully fulfilled and have since been incorporated into our standard deployment package. This will ultimately be of benefit to all our current and future customers. This multifaceted and high-pressure project benefitted from Soliton IT’s commitment and pro-active approach. As a result, we developed an excellent working relationship with the Trust which shall continue throughout the lifetime of the contract.” “When faced with the challenge of bidding to replace the legacy RIS-PACS Solution at Imperial College Healthcare - which included implementing and migrating legacy RIS and PACS data against a very aggressive timetable with associated penalties and liabilities - it became clear that Carestream, as a prospective Prime Contractor for the RIS-PACS-VNA solution at Imperial, would not be able to implement a 100% Carestream RIS-PACS-VNA solution in the restricted time given. We therefore chose to partner with Soliton IT for the RIS element of the RIS-PACS-VNA bid and were delighted to be awarded Prime Contractor for supply of this solution. Carestream sub-contacted the provision of the RIS to Soliton IT who provided a flexible, innovative and customised solution which met Imperial’s requirements and within the time constraints given. The Soliton IT and Carestream Implementation teams worked well together, as did the Commercial Teams who provided Imperial with the flexibility to choose, customise and optimise their workflow and provided them with the flexibility to adjust workflow as new developments become available and evolve over the duration of the 10 year agreement. Carestream looks forward to continuing to work with Soliton IT to meet the needs of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.”

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