Today was my first day at the Annual Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) Meeting. It’s a great conference to see what’s new in minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment. What was especially evident was the emphasis on patient experience, on making the healthcare experience less intimidating and more interactive.
These machine wraps and environments from Bear Facts Entertainment make the environment more inviting and less intimidating for children (and this helps put parents at ease!)
Check out these Star Wars-eque looking MRI imagers from Chinese Company: Magspin Instrument Co
There are HD screens and vendor displays that deal exclusively with creating beautiful environments, like the works of Physicist turned artist, Arie vant’ Riet:
Finding ways to enable radiologists and patients to share images and information across the myriads of health record systems is also integral to giving patients greater control of their healthcare.
There were also devices like the Medspira Breath Hold system that help patients interact with the process to better improve the quality of images, or radiation treatments.
Last, but by no means, least, there’s the flare of Fischer-Giotto. Fischer Medical Technologies conveys the elegant curves and movements of their digital mammography systems through a logo that seems more apropos on Michigan Ave than in a Radiology Conference.
It’s clear (Thankfully!!) that the healthcare industry is beginning to recognize that there’s more to
healthcare than just “Take two of these, four times a day, and call me in a week.”
I’ll be bringing you more from RSNA as the week continues! Would love to hear the thoughts of others that attended the conference.