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Tampa General Hospital, Philips announce partnership

The seven-year agreement will upgrade technology throughout the hospital and improve efficiency Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep Tampa General Hospital at the forefront of...

FDA launches Digital Health Center of Excellence

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence. This new Center of Excellence seeks to empower digital health stakeholders to advance health care by fostering responsible and high-quality digital health innovation....

FDA Approves AI-Powered Chest X-ray Pneumothorax Application

RADLogics’s novel AI-Powered chest X-ray pneumothorax application has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clearance paves the way for health care providers, hospital networks and clinicians to have access to artificial...

Clarius Introduces Ultra-High Frequency Handheld Ultrasound Scanner

Clarius Mobile Health has announced the release of the NEW Clarius L20 HD. In keeping with its mission to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and affordable handheld ultrasound scanners that are suitable for every medical practitioner, this latest innovation features...

Writer Profile: Mark Watts


Mark Watts has over 20 years as an imaging professional with vast expertise in imaging informatics and IT issues. He has served in many roles in both hospitals and industry as a health care vice president, imaging director, and IT consultant. His knowledge and experience in the convergence of IT and imaging has made him a sought after author, speaker and consultant. He has authored a textbook on informatics and was a pioneer in the adoption and development of PACS and VNA technologies.

Lessons Learned at 2020 ECR

By Mark Watts I attended the European Society of Radiology’s virtual 2020 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). It was striking to see the 100 exhibits with imaging artificial intelligence being offered. There were 113 posters listed under the research title...

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Black Box vs. Usefulness

By Mark Watts My wife calls me in a panic, “the mechanic said our car could have blown up!” It was the five-year checkup for our Honda hybrid. It gets 45 miles to the gallon, gets me from point A to point B and starts every time I push the button on the dash. These...

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Changing for Good! Part 2

By Mark Watts EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Click here for Part 1. As health care imaging leaders strive to guide their organizations through complex and uncertain times, they face increasing workloads, conflicts between time for care and time to...

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Changing for Good!

By Mark Watts EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Click here for Part 2. At this time, we are forced to change. We have an opportunity with the right leadership and alignment to make this a time of change for good. When people talk about transformation...

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Always On!

By Mark Watts The heavy toll of “always on” technology, emails, instant messages and texts — and the expectation that they’ll be responded to immediately — are driving workers to distraction. Are radiologists as focused as they need to be? Do technologists spend less...

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