Enterprise Imaging: The Next Natural Step for Healthcare

December 18th, 2017

First off, let’s answer the question: What is enterprise imaging? Short version: enterprise imaging is the next step in healthcare information storage. Slightly longer version: enterprise imaging is a software that allows physicians to see images from all of the different “ologies” in which a patient has had imaging done. Next, let’s compare imaging solution […]

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Multifunctional and retrofitted: What’s new in radiography and fluoroscopy

November 16th, 2017

You’ve surely been party to the buzz around digital radiography (DR) that’s been floating around–mostly because of the impending Medicare reimbursement cuts–so it should come as no surprise that it’s going to be a hot topic at this year’s RSNA. Somewhat in anticipation of this, Healthcare Business News recently published an article entailing the different […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Data Recovery and Radiology

November 2nd, 2017

That won’t happen to us, that couldn’t happen here, it won’t be as bad as they say… These are the things we tell ourselves when it comes to natural disaster. But, I’m sure you could go ask any one of the victims of the disasters that have struck the U.S. over the last two months, […]

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Not Digital Yet? Here’s Why You Should Consider Investing in DR

October 19th, 2017

Many questions have arisen lately from the reimbursement changes that affected analog radiography (film), computed radiography (CR), and digital radiography (DR). We are here to try to help you make some sense out of what is happening and hopefully save you some money as well as decrease your carbon footprint. A Policy Review First, let’s […]

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IT: Essential to the Transformation of Medical Imaging

October 2nd, 2017

Guess what, rads? It’s National Health IT Week! NHIT Week is a week set aside each year to showcase the value of healthcare IT. IT is essential to radiology today. Our field is in a state of rapid growth–the latest medical technology, strong IT tools and up-to-date personnel are essential! Health IT Preserves the Role […]

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Text Reminders can reduce patient “no-shows”

September 25th, 2017

“No-shows” can be one of the most frustrating aspects of a physician’s job. No-shows have the potential to make a carefully crafted schedule become disorganized and provide the opportunity for compensation to vanish. While there is no way to completely stop no-shows all together, text reminders have proven to be an effective means of decreasing […]

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Is Your Practice FastPractice?

September 15th, 2017

Do you need a program that allows you to manage patient accounts, view unbilled procedures, and seamlessly bills insurance companies and patients? ICD- 10 and ICD- 9 coding compliance, while also providing seamless integration with your PACS, RIS, and billing systems? Here’s how Novarad’s FastPractice may be able to help. Increased Cash Flow and Billing […]

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Dose monitoring on the rise: What are you doing?

September 10th, 2017

The rate of CT scans over the last 35 years has increased over 166 percent! We’ve gone from 3 million CT scans performed in 1980 to 80 million scans being performed in 2015. There are multiple reasons for this rate of increase: growth in population, ageing of baby boomers, and advancements in radiology. This also […]

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Giving Enterprise Imaging a New Dimension

August 18th, 2017

Novarad, a pioneer in healthcare IT and imaging solutions, was established in 1990 by Dr. Wendell Gibby, a radiologist with a vision for technology’s role in the continuous improvement of radiology systems. Home to a rich culture of innovation, Novarad keeps up with the proliferation of digital medical images, patient records and other clinically relevant […]

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3 Reasons to Come to User Group

August 17th, 2017

Writer’s Log. Stardate 95203.79. Novarad’s User Group — Novarad Connect — is steadily approaching and despite their best efforts, the Cardassians have not lessened our resolve to attend this User Group. Command has tasked my ship to send out a transmission to other less-enthusiastic starships in the sector with information about Novarad Connect. Augmented Reality Assisted Surgery […]

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Risk-Based Breast Cancer Prevention

August 8th, 2017

Breast cancer screenings are always being debated. How often should you get them? At what age should you get them? If you are low-risk, can you be screened less often? If you are high-risk, should you be screened more often? Patient Education More than ever, women are beginning to take extreme measures to prevent or […]

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Use Enterprise Imaging to Support Value-Based Care

July 31st, 2017

You have probably heard buzzwords in the medical field like “value-based care” or “interoperability” recently. In this post, we will review the ways in which an enterprise imaging solution can help hospitals and imaging centers alike support their value-based care initiatives. What is Enterprise Imaging? Enterprise Imaging is a type of software that allows all […]

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How Should I Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Services?

July 7th, 2017

In September of last year, I wrote a blog titled Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) concerning the challenges of selecting a cloud service provider. I covered cloud service provider options, questions you should ask, and roles and responsibilities. Almost one year later, things have continued to evolve. The health care community is now fully […]

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MRI & Machine Learning: Delays Slowing You Down?

June 16th, 2017

In March of this year, there was an article posted in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) covering the most common reasons for MRI delays. The top two were patient motion and claustrophobia. They pulled data from nine imaging centers operated by Emory University, and reviewed over 34,000 scans. Of those exams, 17 […]

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Novarad’s Response to Ransomware Issues

May 17th, 2017

In recent days, Healthcare and other organizations around the world have reported having been affected by “ransomware” software – a type of malware that prevents access to one’s own data until a “ransom” is paid to the perpetrators through untraceable online channels.  If a system becomes compromised, your organization’s options would be to either pay […]

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Is Breast MRI Being Underutilized?

May 11th, 2017

Breast MRI has been used for years, and has been found to have many benefits compared to Mammography. If this is true, then why is it still only prescribed for women considered high risk? Most women who develop breast cancer are of “average risk”. Breast MRI improves early diagnosis of breast cancer compared to Mammography. […]

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Healthcare Analytics… Essential to Your Survival

April 17th, 2017

Global healthcare is transforming from a volume-based business to a value-based business. With increasing demand from consumers for better healthcare, providers are taking a closer look at how they can improve quality and enhance value. As the search continues, data is increasingly becoming the surest way to decide what to do. What is healthcare analytics? […]

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How dual modality imaging helps baseball players with elbow pain

April 3rd, 2017

Happy Opening Day, America! The 2017 baseball season has officially started and has already seen some exciting games, including two walk-offs! Thankfully, we have not seen any injuries yet, but when those elbows start to become issues for players, dual-modality imaging will be there ready to help. Utilizing both an ultrasound (US) as well as […]

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Telehealth to the Rescue!

March 23rd, 2017

People always seem to be looking for the next big thing. Telehealth just might be the next big thing in healthcare. Especially among parents with children 18 and under, because–let’s be honest–no one wants to take a toddler to a walk-in clinic or other medical office where germs are running rampant and unchecked. Telehealth to […]

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Changes in Dose Monitoring…. Are you ready?

March 15th, 2017

Change in reductions Much like new CMS standards for reimbursement affecting computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR). The same is affecting CT machines and Dose Monitoring. The NEMA Standard XR-29 includes DICOM-compliant radiation dose structured reporting, automatic exposure control, dose check features, including adult and pediatric protocols. As you all know Equipment not in […]

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Patient Engagement and Education Helps Reduce Readmission from Chronic Conditions

March 9th, 2017

It seems self-explanatory–if the patient knows more about their condition and treatment, they’ll know how to better take care of themselves and reduce return visits. Seems pretty simple, right? Just hand the patient a pamphlet and go about your business. While it may not be quite that simple, there is a ray of hope. Specialized Patient […]

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What happened at HIMSS? Big data, interoperability and more

March 6th, 2017

Here’s the thing. We can’t always go to trade shows, and luckily we don’t always have to. Here’s what you missed if you didn’t get to HIMSS (or maybe you went but missed it anyways–we won’t judge). Perhaps the real question here is whether or not you prefer Orlando to Las Vegas. Four trends emerged at HIMSS […]

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Deep Learning – The Future of Medical Imaging

February 28th, 2017

The future concerning radiology and deep learning comes with varying emotions and reactions. For starters, there are many who are concerned about the disruptions that might come to radiology. Many fear that the advanced technology will take away their jobs. Others believe that the advancements will just expand radiologist roles in predicting disease and guiding […]

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ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER RADIOLOGY! …and it’s a good thing

February 25th, 2017

If you want to understand why robots are taking over radiology, you should first understand the concept of “Deep Learning.” So what is it? Deep learning in radiology is a stepping stone towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) — it is a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms that attempt to replicate high-level […]

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Branding! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

February 13th, 2017

Branding is an important part of any business, doctors and practices included. While many people may not think about branding first when they think about doctors, it’s important to realize that how your brand reflects your practice’s image and your personal image will have a huge impact on your success. The focus of this article […]

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The Joint Commission and Texting: Can we?

February 8th, 2017

There has been a lot of confusion over The Joint Commission’s (TJC) stance on text messaging–specifically text orders. In 2011, The Joint Commission published that it is not acceptable for physicians to text orders for patient care. In May 2016, TJC made reference that technology has improved secure text messaging platforms. However, it did not clearly […]

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Novarad – KLAS Partnership

February 8th, 2017

Our partnership with KLAS helps us keep our finger on the pulse of our customers. By listening and responding to their feedback we know how to best address common customer needs and challenges. However, most end-users are unfamiliar with KLAS and what they do. To better educate our customer base, here are some Frequently Asked […]

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Honing in On Patient-Centered Care, Part 2

February 2nd, 2017

With the health market becoming more and more, competitive patient-centered care is essential to medical practices and hospitals to stay on top. We aren’t likely to see any absence of patient-centered care in 2017–if anything, it’s only going to become more important as we make advancements in the technology we use. In November, I wrote […]

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MACRA Will Affect How Radiologists Are Compensated

January 12th, 2017

As 2017 marches on, it’s time to once again turn our heads towards regulation. This time, it’s MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will affect radiologists in 2017 and even further in 2019. The changes that may concern you will involve reimbursement and […]

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Getting the Bigger Picture of Radiologist Burnout, Part 2

January 9th, 2017

Does physician care go hand-in-hand with patient care? In October, we addressed how physician burnout can have adverse effects on patient care. Burnout of radiologists has always been looked at as a whole, but Dr. Felix Chew of the University of Washington conducted a study with his colleagues on one specific radiologist subgroup. Study Groups […]

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Radiology Review: 2016 and the Year Ahead

December 7th, 2016

December is here, the weather is frightful, the election is over, and we are all talking to our friends and family again.  2016 has been a crazy year to say the least, but what has 2016 been for the world of Radiology? Here are the trends we saw this year, and what we see in […]

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Honing in On Patient-Centered Care

November 25th, 2016

We’re all familiar with the term “customer satisfaction,” but for many years that did not translate to “patient satisfaction.” Healthcare is becoming more and competitive due to the greater ability patients now have to find and compare providers online. With all of this information available at the touch of a screen, practices would be well-advised to […]

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Social Media in Healthcare, The New Tool

November 15th, 2016

Social media is the universal tool of sharing and receiving information. While reading some articles on the power and benefits of social media in the medical field there were some key items worth Mentioning. Peer to Peer Interaction Peer to Peer Interaction has three components: Patients finding peers, Doctors connecting with other doctors Patient feedback […]

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Getting tired of Chicago? You shouldn’t be!

November 7th, 2016

RSNA is tiring for everyone who attends (if you’ve found a way around it, share your secrets please!), but after the conference day is over, Chicago is still one of the most exciting, history-filled cities in the country. The city comes alive with all sorts of events during the holiday season, and this year is most likely […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month & Radiology: Imaging’s Role

November 4th, 2016

It’s November, and while most people are starting to think about the holidays and everything that goes along with them, November is a very important month in the medical world. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. One in 11 Americans have diabetes, and with 86 million […]

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Voice Recognition, Is It Good Enough?

October 31st, 2016

Gone are the days of a transcriptionist ensuring perfectly dictated reports. Though voice recognition is far from perfect, it’s not going anywhere. Although voice recognition software has its setbacks, the software can streamline and automate your system, saving time and money. In the article The key to a successful standardized structured reporting program? Get radiologists on board. […]

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New CMS Reimbursement Regulations for Film, CR – What You Need to Know!

October 28th, 2016

New CMS standards for reimbursement when it comes to computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) X-ray imaging are coming into effect soon. January 1, 2017 to be specific. Here’s what you need to know to help save money and upgrade the quality of your imaging department. The Reimbursement Changes The most immediate payment reduction comes […]

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Virtual Reality Applications in Radiology

October 14th, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) and radiology application is not a new concept. We’ve toyed with the idea since the 1980s but new technologies have made leaps and bounds to making this tech more and more viable, as well as more compact and user-friendly. Will Smartphones Bring Virtual Reality to Radiology? – ITN This ITN article talks about […]

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What’s Trending in Healthcare? Top 5 Posts

October 12th, 2016

With so many blogs out there about various medical subjects, it can be hard to keep up on healthcare trends! Here to help you navigate the “good stuff” are five interesting or important posts I picked from the Novarad blog. Are hackers cherry-picking your patient information? The number one concern right now in healthcare (and […]

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Radiologist Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Negative Consequences

October 9th, 2016

Did you know that radiologists rank 7th highest in burnout for physicians? Maybe we’ve been so focused on patient satisfaction that we’ve forgotten to worry about physician satisfaction. So what can be done to reduce burnout? Let’s take a look. In the articles 6 steps to reduce radiologist burnout and More control, less stress: 5 strategies to reduce […]

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Did You Know? Create an Advanced Worklist

October 4th, 2016

Did you know that users can create an advanced worklist? Follow these steps… Select the blank or empty tab to the right of the Search worklist. Select New and the Advanced Worklist options window will expand. Create a name for the Worklist by typic it into the Worklist Name Field. Select the preferred criteria in each search field using the […]

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Women’s Imaging… What’s Best?

October 3rd, 2016

Back in January, I read an article titled The year ahead in radiology: 9 trends to watch in 2016. One of the highlights was “Breast screening debate will continue to rage.” Well, here we are, two months away from 2017, and this was definitely an accurate statement. The most obvious part of it: when women should start […]

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Did You Know? Contact Support from the Study Browser Help Menu

October 1st, 2016

The Contact Support option allows users to submit general questions to Novarad’s Technical Support. To use the Contact Support option, complete the following steps: Click the Help menu on the Study Browser’s main toolbar, and select Contact Support. A Contact NovaPACS Technical Support dialog box will open. Enter the following information in the message window: Name […]

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Radiology Income Report

Does it pay to be a radiologist?

September 29th, 2016

In the spring of this year, Medscape released their annual Radiologist Compensation Report. Radiologist income (annual average) scored fifth from the top at $375,000 dollars. This is an increase of $14,000 dollars over last year, or a six percent increase from 2015’s $351,000. Almost all radiologists polled attributed the radiologist income increase to patient volume. Why has there […]

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Radiology Pieces of Interest: New Technology

September 28th, 2016

New technologies have come to the forefront of the medical world that have great potential to greatly benefit the radiology industry. Here are 5 articles that show some of the different technologies and how they will impact both the radiology and healthcare industries. IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare – […]

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Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

September 20th, 2016

With the cloud becoming more standard in healthcare, using cloud services sounds more and more appealing to covered entities. The challenge, however, is finding a cloud service provider (CSP) in compliance. Luckily, with cloud service providers coming to see the value of cloud services for medical organizations, their standards are improving. Questions You Should Ask Where is my data […]

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One (Easy) Step to Interoperability

September 12th, 2016

In February, the Obama administration announced that various healthcare stake holders had pledged to help advance the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the following: “We are working to unlock health care data and information so that providers are better informed and […]

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Healthcare changes and progress

As the world of healthcare changes, are you changing with it?

September 7th, 2016

The cost of healthcare to the patient climbs higher and higher every year, especially with high-deductible plans as the new “normal.” Patients have an even greater financial responsibility than ever when it comes to looking after their health. As healthcare changes, what can we as healthcare professionals do to help support the patient? Accessibility and consistency […]

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Are you up-to-date with ACR requirements? An overview of recent changes

August 25th, 2016

The American College of Radiology (ACR) constantly updates its radiology requirements, as well as its feedback and opinion on current issues affecting radiology. With all of these frequent updates, it can be difficult to keep up with the healthcare roller coaster of progress, issues, and trends. It seems as though change is the norm! ACR, […]

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Are hackers cherry-picking your patient information?

August 15th, 2016

Maybe they aren’t right now, but if they did they could grab a whole lot more patient information that you probably think they could. In this article by Joseph Conn of Modern Healthcare, he outlines multiple aspects of the hack at Banner Health, and the many different kinds of information that needs to be secured […]

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Did You Know? Adjust a Session Timeout

August 2nd, 2016

Guess what? Users are able to adjust a session timeout in the Admin Console! By default, each role for Novarad products will be automatically logged out—or session timed out—after 1 hour of inactivity. This helps enforce security and make sure Novarad products aren’t left inadvertently exposed and displaying on a machine when the user is […]

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Don’t Let Insurers Financially Weigh You Down

July 29th, 2016

Medical reimbursement is continually getting more complicated. From Insurance companies refusing to pay, to Medicare and the Affordable Healthcare Act. It’s getting harder for facilities to receive their reimbursement. This is affecting all areas of healthcare, especially radiology due to the high cost of exams. Now what can you do to keep your facility ahead? […]

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Anything But Forgotten: Advancements in Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

July 25th, 2016

In 2014, researchers at Rush University discovered that the annual number of deaths each year due to Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. among people at least 75 years of age is about 500,000. Just 84,000 are typically reported on death certificates. This means that Alzheimer’s is actually far more widespread than most of us believe, […]

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ACOs — Improve Your Patient Care With an Image Exchange

July 18th, 2016

Harold Welch is the Vice President of Technical Solutions Worldwide at Novarad Corporation, based in American Fork, Utah. Welch has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years, and is passionate about improving patient care and workflow efficiency for healthcare providers throughout the world. We interviewed Welch about the benefits to an Accountable Care […]

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Just Throw It Up to the Cloud (Storage)

July 15th, 2016

Cloud storage has been around since the turn of the century, although many consumers still think the cloud was created by Apple (Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s). Cloud storage solutions are readily available to everyone, with most of us now saving our photos, music, […]

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Change Management in Practice: Using Choice Architecture to Ensure Workflow

July 11th, 2016

This post is taken from a scholarly presentation submission at SIIM 2016 by Mark Watts, VP of Enterprise Imaging Solutions at Novarad. This post includes only the text portion. To see the abstract on SIIM’s website, click here. Hypothesis Choice architecture, as proposed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in the book Nudge, Improving Decisions About […]

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Product Development: Is your vendor there for you?

July 8th, 2016

So, all your systems run fine for your needs. No need for updates. No need for new technology. Doesn’t that sound laughable? Friends and acquaintances, employees and coworkers, are always complaining about technology. That’s why there continue to be new cellphones, laptops, tablets, kindles, smart-boards, interactive monitors, etc. Each of these were designed specifically to […]

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What You MUST Understand About HIPAA and Patient Photography

July 6th, 2016

You probably have patient photographs on your laptop, tablet and phone right now, but is that the proper control? The regulations that govern how photographs are to be stored and used by medical professionals is widely misunderstood. Everyone in the medical field is (or certainly should be) aware of HIPAA, and the importance of protecting […]

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Did You Know? New NovaPACS Label Option “Image Index”

July 5th, 2016

There are times when users are working with images in the Image Viewer and they need to know which particular image they are viewing. The Image Number label displays the image number supplied in the DICOM file, which may not always be consistent or clear. To give users a better frame of reference, there is […]

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Why Dose Management?

June 29th, 2016

Is your patient radiation dose management in place? If it isn’t, you could be setting yourself up for a serious game of catch-up. The Joint Commission’s (TJC) decision in 2014 to regulate radiation dose management  is now a national discussion. Radiation exposure to the average American has increased by three times what it was in […]

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5 Men’s Health Issues, Both Common and Uncommon

June 27th, 2016

The saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Much the same could be said about maintaining one’s health. Especially in cases of disease treatment, it often takes a multitude of friends, family members, and healthcare professionals to get a person well again. As June brings men’s health once again to the spotlight, we […]

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Anecdotal Proof That Even the Radiology Gods Need a Business Dashboard

June 22nd, 2016

[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Every once in a while, something happens that just makes you think why is it always me? For example, imagine you work at a hospital where wait times are at an all-time high, yet revenue stays the same. What could cause something like that? Bueller? Bueller? The answer is simple. […]

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Why Virtual Colonoscopy is the Future of Colon Cancer

June 20th, 2016

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the U.S for both men and women. Although it’s a serious health risk, less than half of people 50 and older get a colonoscopy. Why is this? Simply put, people don’t want to go through an uncomfortable and awkward procedure. Optical colonoscopy’s greatest downfall People are potentially risking […]

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Yes, Radiology Can (And Should) Benefit from Clinical Decision Support

June 15th, 2016

Did you know that 25 percent of all advanced imaging services are clinically inappropriate? If you didn’t, you’ve probably had an inkling about it and likely have experienced it yourself. This wastes time and money, causes unnecessary use of radiation, and devalues radiological services. This is just one of the problems that clinical decision support […]

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Scalability; a Vendor Neutral Archive Necessity

June 14th, 2016

A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) gives healthcare facilities the opportunity to share information, promote progress, and increase the accuracy of diagnoses and patient care plans. However, there are discrepancies in how companies design their VNAs. Some have limited space for storage, some offer imprecise one-size-fits-all plans, and some offer specialized viewers that only work with […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Clinical Decision Support Right Now

June 6th, 2016

Over the past few months we have fielded several calls, emails and inquiries for information related to the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) mandate which was passed into law in 2014 as a part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). The law set the deadline for CDS implementation for January 1, 2016. The questions […]

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How to Change Font Size in the Instant Transcription Window

May 26th, 2016

Users have a new font display slider bar in the Instant Transcription window when using Dragon dictation in the NovaPACS Diagnostic Viewer. It can be used to change font size within the viewer. The Dictation Window Font Display Size Adjustment will give users the ability to change the font display size in the dictation window. […]

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How To Get Started With Novarad’s New Customer Portal

May 23rd, 2016

Novarad’s new Customer Portal is a secure, one-stop shop for Novarad product information and training information, along with other important information such as professional services, training schedules, and upcoming events. Additionally, it provides both customers and employees access to Novarad’s blog, the latest product information, training resources, and documentation such as user manuals and new features […]

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Increase Your Medicare Reimbursement with These Two Timely Tips

May 18th, 2016

The forecast is in for medical service reimbursement, and it proves that providers need a sound strategy going forward. Over the past twenty years, medical imaging has suffered the most of all medical services in terms of both cost and reimbursement. The cost of medical imaging grew much quicker than that of most other medical […]

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Two Powerful Refreshers on the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 10th, 2016

Besides heralding the start of warmer weather for many of us, May is a month with a different purpose—Arthritis Awareness. Arthritis comes in many forms. Nearly 53 million adults are affected by arthritis, and that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. According to, people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis miss […]

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Decreasing patient volume? Here’s how you can fight it

May 4th, 2016

Provider, vendor, and patient—we are all suffering from the same thing: access to healthcare, or a lack thereof. Although the number of people who are insured is increasing, high deductibles and premiums often force them to “bite the bullet,” so to speak, and do without necessary care, which in turn is affecting patient volumes. (Ungar […]

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How to Always Show Non-Reviewed STAT Studies

April 26th, 2016

Did you know that Novarad Support can now configure NovaPACS products to always show non-reviewed STAT studies at the top of the Filtered Studies list, regardless of search filter settings? Enabling this setting will ensure that users will always be able to see STAT studies come through and give them to attention they need. For […]

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How to Toggle On/Off Docking Tabs

April 18th, 2016

Did you know that users can toggle on/off the docking tabs in the NovaPACS Study Browser? Users now have the option to toggle on/off the docking tabs to prevent accidental relocation of any given tab in the NovaPACS Browser. Docking tabs include Filtered Studies, Patient History, Series, Images, Reports, Preliminary Impressions, Preliminary Impression Activity, and […]

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How will enterprise imaging improve your patient care?

April 13th, 2016

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with every new healthcare technology that crops up day to day. Furthermore, how do you know that these things aren’t just fad technologies? How do you know what’s here to stay (at least until the next big thing comes along in five to ten years)? Does this struggle sound familiar? […]

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How to Restore User Preferences From Back-up

April 11th, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to restore user preferences from back-up preference files that have been automatically saved on the NovaPACS server. The Restore from Backup option allows users to restore their user preferences from preference files that have been backed up automatically on the NovaPACS server. This is helpful if users have had […]

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How to Record Preliminary Impressions on Preliminary Impressions List

April 3rd, 2016

The NovaPACS Diagnostic Viewer now supports a primary/secondary read workflow where users can review images and record preliminary impressions, and radiologists can view and agree/disagree with the findings. For more information on how to use and or record Preliminary Impression in NovaPACS, please view the video tutorial below. [x_video_embed type=”16:9″] [/x_video_embed][x_video_embed type=”16:9″] [/x_video_embed]

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How to Select an Enterprise Imaging System

March 25th, 2016

This list was written by Mark Watts, CRA. He has studied at the Harvard School of Public Health and Portland State University. He co-authored the textbook “Communication and Information in Radiology.”  Lately I have been focused on understanding the concept of the enterprise imaging archive (EIA), sometimes referred to as a vendor neutral archive (or VNA), and now, I’ve […]

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How to change the language for Novarad products

March 22nd, 2016

Users can utilize Novarad products in languages such as Spanish, UK English, and Turkish simply by changing settings on their machine. NovaPACS and Nova RIS can be utilized in Spanish and Turkish. Users will not need a separate version of Novarad products in order to use them in a foreign language. “Localization,” or the ability […]

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Why AI? The Potential for Computer Minds in Imaging

March 9th, 2016

[vc_column width=”1/2″]Let’s play a quick guessing game. What do the following movies have in common? I, Robot. A Space Odyssey. The Terminator. The Matrix. They address the potential threat machines hold to humanity’s way of life. There is perhaps no greater perpetual source of innovation than the study and development of artificial intelligence. Simultaneously, it […]

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Novarad to showcase updated VDI, VNA at HIMSS 2016

February 23rd, 2016

                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, February 23, 2016   Novarad to showcase updated VDI, VNA storyboarding at HIMSS 2016 Company focuses on improving healthcare through the use of IT at conference SALT LAKE CITY—February 23, 2016—Utah-based healthcare technology company, Novarad, will exhibit its latest advancements in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) at the Healthcare Information […]

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Dear Radiologist: 5 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement

February 15th, 2016

As a radiologist, you likely have the ability to affect more patients in one shift than any other physician at your facility may in a week; unfortunately, many patients do not understand the purpose of radiology. In a 2012 survey, 64 percent of patients indicated that they had no idea what radiology’s part was in the care […]

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Weekly Radiology Review: Enterprise imaging in 2016, vintage x-ray photos and more

January 8th, 2016

[vc_column width=”1/2″]As things start back up after the holidays, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of work. Let us ease your burden a little as we discuss some of the radiology and other healthcare highlights of the past week. 1. Enterprise Imaging Will Help Industry Achieve Patient-Centric Care in 2016 – ITN […]

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How to Import a User Profile

December 17th, 2015

Following is a simple how-to for importing user profiles within Dragon. Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions on operating your software.   Step 1: From the Dragon toolbar, choose Manage Users. Step 2: From Manage Users, choose Advanced, then Import. Step 3: Locate the directory containing the user files […]

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The Best of RSNA 2015

December 17th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/1″ fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”]Perhaps the most exciting part of any RSNA meeting is the knowledge that is exchanged, and the hope for the future of imaging. This year at RSNA, we learned about everything from advancements in 3D printing to what methods of leadership are the most effective in the workplace. Here is a short […]

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Seamless Workflow and Lifetime Upgrades program at RSNA

November 25th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]The weeks leading up to RSNA are always some of the most hectic for members of the imaging industry. They are also some of the most exciting. This RSNA is particularly exciting for Novarad. Not only have we made some great strides in our user interface, but we have officially christened one of our greatest […]

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Ten Mammography Myths: Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 15th, 2015

With Breast Cancer Awareness month come many, many pink things, a lot of positivity, and unfortunately, some misconceptions about breast cancer. One of the most widely used taglines for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is “Early detection saves lives,” and while earlier detection does statistically have a better chance of aiding recovery, it’s not a fail-safe. Ten Mammography […]

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3 Things to Know Before You Go Tomo(synthesis)

September 24th, 2015

Novarad has seen a marked increase in the number of customers exploring the addition of Breast Tomosynthesis (Tomo) to their imaging services. Since part of this strategic planning should involve Novarad and the expansion of its 7-year imaging archive(s), we have written this brief article to assist your planning efforts. Here are three items to […]

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How to add a Novarad user in the admin console

September 23rd, 2015

Need a recap? Look no further. Here’s a short, 12-step process for adding a new Novarad user in the admin console. Once logged in to the NovaPACS or Nova RIS Admin Console, go to the ‘Users’ tab, click on the ‘Add’ button, then click the radio button for ‘Novarad User.’ In the field next to […]

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Important ICD-10 Announcement

September 19th, 2015

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″]Novarad customers, With the ICD-10 deadline set for October 1, 2015, we anticipate that many of you will need to update your systems to reflect these legislative requirements. When you are ready to make the update please contact Novarad Technical Support at 801-221-5895. If you are on PACS/RIS 8.2.X, we anticipate […]

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NovaradConnect: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

September 8th, 2015

We recently finished another NovaradConnect conference, and this year’s meeting was a huge success! This year we travelled to Dallas, TX and held the conference at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. We had a good turnout for the conference, which ran from Wednesday to Friday September 2-4. On Wednesday we had our […]

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Novarad to release new NovaMG Digital Mammography System

August 27th, 2015

We are proud to announce that we have developed a new mammography viewer, available now to all Novarad users. It’s built within NovaPACS, to integrate seamlessly and enable you to read mammography studies at the same workstation you use for everything else. Following is the official press release.   Novarad releases new NovaMG™ Digital Mammography […]

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Four pointers for an effective dose monitoring program

August 27th, 2015

You’ve probably heard all about the Joint Commission’s new regulations that went into effect last month. Even if you’ve got the software, even if you’re planning on getting it, it can be very difficult to meet the new requirements without a structured program in place. According to Olav Christianson, clinical dose optimization service team leader at […]

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How to Create a Standard Report

August 25th, 2015

Follow the steps below to create a standard report. Create a Standard Report In the Image Viewer, go to Menu, then to Study, then to Manage Report Workflow, and then Choose Datasource. Select Nova RIS, then Menu, then Reports, and then click on Standard Reports. Click on the ‘Add Standard Report’ link. Report Name: Type […]

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Weekly Readings: AHRA in review, art meets medicine in Austria

August 14th, 2015

From AHRA trends to questionable pharmaceutical promotions, here’s the week in review. 1. [Video] Trends in Radiology at AHRA 2015 – ITN For a review of the trending things at AHRA, go watch this video from ITN featuring an interview with Dave Fox, the president of AHRA. 2. Art meets medicine: New 3D tour of heart […]

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4 tips for redesigning your workflow

August 7th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]Workflow is just a tricky thing. You can’t possibly guess or be prepared for everything that’s going to happen. More often than not, things don’t work out the way you plan them. I see it every day in my work, even if I’m just trying to coordinate a simple meeting. One person can’t be […]

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Weekly Readings: Medicare’s anniversary, ICD-10 prep, and Angelina Jolie

July 31st, 2015

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]This week wishes a happy anniversary to government-funded health insurance program, Medicare/Medicaid. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act. At the time, about half of those 65 and older didn’t have health insurance, and were […]

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7 Reasons to Bring the Family to User Group

July 1st, 2015

[vc_row parallax=”” parallax_image=”” inner_container=”” no_margin=”” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” marginless_columns=””][vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Are you thinking about coming to Novarad Connect, but you don’t want to leave your family? Why not bring them with you! This year, Novarad Connect is on Labor Day weekend, and it is the perfect opportunity to turn it into a family […]

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Novarad to offer the NextGate EMPI solution

June 30th, 2015

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Imagine a common scenario. A receptionist attempts to look up a patient record, but types his name wrong. It turns out he already has a record with another of your facilities, but they called him Rob instead of Robert. The receptionist does not know this, so she makes the appointment anyways. […]

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How to create a fax distribution rule for a referring physician

June 29th, 2015

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Step One 1. From the Reports tab, select Distribution Rules.[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4385″]Step Two 1. Select “Add New Distribution Rule.”[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4386″]Step Three 1. Click on the drop-down menu. 2. Select “Referring.”[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4387″][vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Step Four 1. […]

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The PACS Purchasing Paradox: When Providers Overpay for Under-Service

June 29th, 2015

Why is it that providers often choose software that is inefficient and overpriced? No one does that on purpose, but it’s a big decision. The responsibility of picking a PACS system can leave providers feeling over-matched. When you feel pressure, you turn to what is familiar. According to the KLAS 2015 PACS report, the number one […]

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Weekly Readings: ICD-10 testing lags, hygiene education for rads, and more.

June 19th, 2015

1. ICD-10 testing lags among providers – FierceHealthIT A recent survey has indicated that some providers do not intend to even conduct ICD-10 testing. Most respondents did intend to go through with it eventually, but a rather small percentage of providers indicated that they had completed external testing (17 percent), and a slightly larger percent indicated […]

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How to Create Dragon Commands

May 22nd, 2015

Step One 1. From the Dragon toolbar, go to “Tools.” 2. Choose “Add New Command…” [image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”3823″ alt=”How to Create Dragon Commands” title=”How to Create Dragon Commands”] Step Two 1. Create a MyCommand Name. Use the word “Dragon” in front of the command. For example, if you wished to create […]

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Novarad gains sites in India and the Philippines

May 15th, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY—PACS/RIS firm Novarad recently installed its products at locations in India and the Philippines. The company installed its PACS system at Santosh Hospital in Tamil Nadu, India. It installed both its PACS and RIS at Iloilo Doctors Hospital in Iloilo City, Philippines. “We are very excited to have our software here,” Paul Shumway, […]

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Weekly Readings: Radiation Therapy, ICD-10 Implementation and More

May 15th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]This week we’ve addressed several things. Radiation therapy has often been a challenge for imaging facilties–patients move around (not only kids) and it actually can cause quite a few problems. There are, however, some ways around it, such as emotional support, like the kind mentioned in one of our article picks. As far as […]

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Joint Commission Standards 2015: July 1 Deadline

May 14th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]If you are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), you‘re probably aware of the new Elements of Performance (EP) related to Diagnostic imaging. The Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services, effective July 1, 2015, are listed to the right. It really boils down to successfully keeping track of your facility’s radiation dosages, which can […]

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Weekly Readings: Imaging payments to non-radiologists, gadolinium retention & ICD-10 implementation

May 8th, 2015

This week has brought up some interesting points about Medicare payments to radiologists, gadolinium traces in the brain, med school debt and even ICD-10 implementation. Read on for some bite-sized updates. And don’t forget that SIIM is taking place in Washington DC at the end of the month! 1. Majority of imaging-related Medicare payments made […]

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Weekly Readings: HIMSS review and radiology’s place in precision medicine

May 1st, 2015

We hope you’ve had an excellent week, and wish you an equally excellent weekend. We have come across five more articles this week that are sure to get you thinking, brighten your day, and hopefully inform you. Additionally, we would like to officially announce the success of HIMSS! We had a wonderful time meeting everyone […]

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How to change the patient ID in Nova RIS

April 29th, 2015

Ever needed to change your patient’s ID? In case it was a little confusing or you lost track, here’s a quick guide. 1. Log in to Nova RIS with Administrator privileges. 2. Hover mouse of Admin, then to Functions, then to Change Patient ID.  Left mouse click on ‘Change Patient ID.’ 3. Type the patient ID […]

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Learning PACS and RIS with Novarad: Training at Headquarters

April 28th, 2015

If you’ve ever used any of our products, you are sure to know about certain training we offer to any of our users who want it; you’re invited to come visit us for a couple days in (sometimes) sunny Utah at our headquarters, and participate in a few intense training sessions to learn the ins […]

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Weekly Readings: Are you prepared to meet 2015 Joint Commission standards?

April 24th, 2015

There are at least two big regulatory deadlines this year: ICD-10 on October 1, and for those of you who might be part of the Joint Commission, revised regulations take effect in just two months, on July 1. 1. ASRT modules help facilities meet Joint Commission standards – ITN The ASRT has launched two courses intended to […]

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Weekly Readings: Healthcare IT, the sustainable growth rate, and patient knowledge

April 17th, 2015

We’ve had a great week at HIMSS–in fact, it could very well have been our best show of the year. Of course, we have the rest of the year to show it up, but for now, we’re pretty happy. The HIMSS conference is always a wealthy source of information for anyone in the healthcare IT […]

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Visiting Chicago: Our Nine Favorite Things to Do in the Windy City

April 13th, 2015

If you’re in Chicago for HIMSS, you might be thinking of it as just another business trip. In fact, you’re probably thinking you’re going to be too tired to even do anything in Chicago by the time you’re done with the day at McCormick (don’t be ashamed, it happens). Through our many experiences in Chicago, […]

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Weekly Readings: The Pre-HIMSS edition

April 10th, 2015

It’s finally the week before HIMSS–everyone seems to be busy getting ready for the show, including us at Novarad. We’re incredibly excited to showcase our MARZ Patient-Centric Universal Viewer, because of the implications it and things like it have for the connected healthcare system. A universal viewer means that your hospital can have unlimited access […]

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Novarad to exhibit healthcare VDI, product advancements at HIMSS 2015

April 5th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]SALT LAKE CITY—Utah-based healthcare technology company, Novarad, will exhibit its latest advancements in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and universal viewing technology at the Healthcare Information and Management System (HIMSS) conference and exhibition. “We look forward to HIMSS each year,” Paul Shumway, senior vice president of Novarad, said. “We’ve always been focused on the value […]

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Weekly Readings: The patient is the priority + HIMSS survival guide and more

April 3rd, 2015

This week we’ve seen more news about patient engagement and technology, ultrasound imaging, patient protection, and breast imaging. With HIMSS coming up in just a couple weeks, we’ve decided to share with you this great HIMSS survival guide we found on Healthcare IT News. Our favorite tip? Work hard and play hard. You will be […]

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Weekly Readings: Patients want, expect more information about radiation

March 27th, 2015

Everything from radiation dose reduction and patient awareness to ethics in radiology has been popular this week in the health world, and this week’s edition of articles will provide you with some important knowledge in case you haven’t seen it yet. Radiation dose is an upcoming hot topic, especially with the controversial article that Consumer […]

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Understanding and Benefiting from HL7

March 27th, 2015

HL7, or Health Level 7, is the standard the industry has chosen for communication between medical software/devices. This standard allows different manufacturers of medical software and equipment a standardized way of communicating so your facility can function and provide appropriate patient care. Most HL7 Interfaces communicate via TCP/IP.  Each HL7 vendor has an IP address, […]

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Weekly Readings: Healthcare tips for cybersecurity and more

March 20th, 2015

The still-fresh wound of healthcare cybersecurity (or lack thereof) was reopened this week with the Premera cyberattack that potentially exposed information for 11 million customers. We can think of nothing that says “be prepared” more than repeat problems and constant news coverage of an issue; with that said, this week we’d like to link you to […]

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Is an enterprise imaging archive (EIA) the first step to a more connected healthcare system?

March 19th, 2015

[vc_column width=”1/2″]This post was written by Mark Watts, CRA. He has studied at the Harvard School of Public Health and Portland State University. He co-authored the textbook “Communication and Information in Radiology.”  Lately I have been focused on understanding the concept of the enterprise imaging archive (EIA), sometimes referred to as a vendor neutral archive (or […]

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7 Articles You Should Read This Week

March 18th, 2015

If you’re looking for a better way to finish out your week, here are some great articles and important information you may have missed. 1. ICD-10 Transition: How to spend the next 28 weeks ICD-10 has gotten a lot of attention lately, with the implementation deadline approaching in October 2015 and the chance of yet […]

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CIO Part 3: The Ultimate Change by mark

March 10th, 2015

Installing a vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a lot of work, but don’t make it any harder than it has to be. Mark Watts, CRA, Associate Vice President of Utah-based medical technology company, Novarad, has some advice for any facility looking to make the change. This article is part three of three–don’t forget to read […]

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CIO Part 2: IT Issues

February 24th, 2015

This article is part two of a series. The first post, CIO: Are you a data hoarder?, can be found here. That post reviewed the need to implement a more cost-effective, reliable form of data storage–one that doesn’t involve excessive maintenance costs (outdated servers) or use valuable facility space (again, outdated servers) all the while […]

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Hungry Hungry HIPAA(s)–Don’t Forget to Update Your Systems

February 18th, 2015

Government regulations are ever-changing. Novarad gives you the tools to keep up. As healthcare providers, caring for patients includes protecting personal health information. Novarad works together with you to make sure you have everything your facility needs. Here are three key items we’ve noticed recently. 1. Healthcare facilities retaining non-compliant operating systems. Windows XP is […]

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CIO: Are you a data hoarder?

February 17th, 2015

Is your SAN (Storage Area Network) old and expensive to maintain? Is a forced SAN migration in your future? It’s common knowledge that healthcare organizations are generating and storing more data than ever, and storage is becoming more affordable. It would seem companies could just keep adding storage to handle their expanding data stores; but […]

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Pre-population from Nova RIS to the Nova RIS Billing Client

February 11th, 2015

Did you know…? Most of your patient demographics, procedures, insurance, and physician information pre-populates into the Nova RIS Billing Client from Nova RIS? This will save users not only time, but will also cut down on a lot of manual input error. 1) Log into Nova RIS. 2) Launch the Nova RIS Billing Client. 3) […]

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Novarad installation at ARCare site continues PACS partnership

January 22nd, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—ARCare of McCrory, Ark. has chosen Novarad to be its PACS system provider. The McCrory site is the latest in the family of ARCare facilities to use Novarad software. “We’ve been very pleased with [Novarad’s] products,” Greg Wolverton, CIO of ARCare, said. “It’s turned out to be a very good partnership. Any time […]

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How to Merge Patients in the RIS

January 20th, 2015

Written by Tony Moreno, Implementation Engineer at Novarad We know that sometimes things get hectic, and it’s possible that a patient might have more than one record in Nova RIS. This could happen because of a misspelled name or simply not realizing that the patient has already visited your facility. To fix this issue, the […]

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Novarad expands with new site in Texas

January 15th, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas—Novarad just installed its Radiology Information System at Advanced Imaging of San Marcos in Texas. “We chose Novarad because it meets our specific need going forward,” radiology director David Balogac said. “We wanted a partner who was as concerned for our long-term goals as we were.” Balogac said the facility will not be […]

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Novarad in Chicago: RSNA 2014

January 12th, 2015

Every December, Novarad sets up shop in Chicago, IL for a few days. The reason: one of the world’s largest industry trade shows, RSNA. It’s always been a great place for us. We get to show ourselves off in front of all the right people, all under one roof. This year was no different—in fact, […]

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Industry Experience: 6 Life Tips You Can Take From Trade Shows

January 7th, 2015

We’ve married life experience with sage advice from our in-house trade show expert, Justin Brooks. Take these tips and use them well, whether it be at your next family event, company event, or even a trade show. 1. Work backwards. If you have an incredibly important date (trade shows: the day you need to pay booth […]

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Novarad to unveil new UI, more at RSNA 2014

December 1st, 2014

[vc_column width=”1/2″]AMERICAN FORK, Utah—Medical software company Novarad will display its latest advancements at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2014 meeting in Chicago. Novarad’s most anticipated products include an improved MARZ Universal Viewer, a redesigned user interface and NovaGlass, a service that enables users to view images on any device. The latest version of […]

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Novarad at RSNA 2014: Sneak Peek

November 25th, 2014

In anticipation of RSNA, we’ve decided to go over a few key points about what you can expect to see from us at the trade show. We have some really exciting things to show off, including a brand new UI, a new universal viewer and even more additions to our  NovaGlass viewer. Everyone at Novarad […]

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Nova3D+ advanced visualization receives FDA clearance

November 25th, 2014

Good news, everyone! Our latest advancement in image processing, Nova3D+, was just cleared by the FDA for diagnostic purposes. Nova3D+ is our advanced visualization software. It provides users with high-resolution, 3D images of the body. It also enables a completely virtual, non-invasive colonoscopy—which is fascinating (more on that later). It doesn’t force you to switch […]

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FDA approves Nova3D+ advanced visualization

November 1st, 2014

[vc_column width=”1/2″]FDA APPROVES NOVA3D+ ADVANCED VISUALIZATION AMERICAN FORK, Utah—Nova3D+, Novarad’s newest advancement in image processing, was approved by the FDA for diagnostic purposes Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The advancements in 3D visualization are the latest addition to the Novarad’s extensive suite of advanced diagnostic tools, including the popular NovaPACS and Nova RIS for which the […]

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Make Remote Reading Faster: Client Requested Transfer

September 22nd, 2014

When reading remotely it can sometimes take longer than expected to open and ready a study. Usually this happens if images are not being sent to the workstation the radiologist is reading from. If a study has been routed to the correct workstation it will be ready to view almost immediately after it is opened. […]

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For the Radiologist…Customizing and Saving Filters

July 18th, 2014

  This article was written by Zoe Thompson, a Clinical Applications Specialist at Novarad. If you use a frequent search to sort and categorize studies (for example, Time Frame and Modality), you are able to speed up your workflow by utilizing the ‘Save Filters’ function. This reduces the amount of time needed to find the […]

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Customizing Toolbars

June 13th, 2014

NovaPACS offers you various ways to customize and craft your workflow to suit your individual needs. One way of doing this is to create and customize easy-to-access toolbars. The default toolbars are: Main Toolbar, Quick Ref Buttons, Default Annotation Toolbar, and Default Window Level Toolbar. To customize a tool bar, right click on one of […]

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Novarad Improves Speed, Performance, and Availability of Imaging Software with the Introduction of NovaGlass

May 12th, 2014

American Fork, Utah, May 9, 2014 Novarad Corporation, a leader in enterprise medical imaging solutions, will introduce and demonstrate NovaGlass, at the SIIM Conference (Booth 317) in Long Beach, California, May 15-17 2014. Designed to leverage Novarad PACS and radiology information system (RIS) solutions, NovaGlass resides on enterprise grade appliances and provides users with access […]

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Support Tip: Reboot

April 21st, 2014

Have you tried turning it off and on again? It may seem like a simple task to reboot your computer, but according to Lloyd Anderton, Director of Support at Novarad, this fixes many machine specific issues. In order to save time on your phone call with support, first try rebooting your system. If this does […]

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Apps Tip: Seamless Transitioning

April 21st, 2014

In the PACS Diagnostic Viewer, users can quickly and easily move from one study to the next seamlessly. The feature “Mark Reviewed, Close and Open Next Worklist Item” allows radiologists to automatically open the next study on the worklist they’re using, eliminating the need to locate and manually open their next study. To use this […]

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Nova3D+: Advanced Visualization Software

April 15th, 2014

Novarad has engineered an advanced visualization software which differs from the two standard models that exist in the marketplace today. The two current models are first, a CPU-based server that renders the images for the client, before viewing them. The second is a system where the images are rendered using a proprietary 3D image reconstruction […]

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How MARZ can help your HIE.

March 13th, 2014

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) make it possible for information to be shared between hospitals and physicians which is beneficial to doctors and other hospital personnel. A study published in Medical News Today shows how the presence of an HIE  also benefits patients. In the study, patients were sampled in Florida and California on how beneficial an […]

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For the Radiologist: Side-by-side Reading

March 4th, 2014

Syncing studies can prove to be an efficient way for radiologists to compare prior studies within NovaPACS. By presenting side-by-side information to the radiologist, this feature allows for better and more accurate diagnosis.  With series synchronization NovaPACS will automatically open the current and prior study side-by-side and can be made easily accessible with the use […]

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For the Radiologist: Retrieve Images in Background

January 23rd, 2014

The “Full Auto Download” feature is extremely useful for radiologists to load and cache images in the background, while reading other studies. This helps radiologists to improve the speed of their workflow, especially when reading off-site. To enable this feature,use these steps: 1. Highlight the studies that need to be retrieved (Hold down Crtl to select […]

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Typhoon Relief: Novarad’s Efforts

January 22nd, 2014

The employees of Novarad were saddened to see the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan over the winter. In response to this our executive team coordinated with our office based in the Philippines to see what efforts would most benefit those affected by the storm. To coordinate our efforts we worked with Mike Johnson, a Novarad […]

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Free Training for your Site.

January 22nd, 2014

In 2014 we are going to focus this newsletter and the contents of our blog on furthering your knowledge as a user of the Novarad Suite of products. It is our mission to lower the cost of healthcare, not only for you our customers, but for your patients as well. The improvement in radiologists’ efficiency […]

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Happy Holidays from Novarad

December 16th, 2013

The end of the year has snuck up on us again. Each year it seems like time goes by faster and faster. The wonderful thing about the holiday season is that it seems to bring out the best in everyone and we hope that this spirit has found you. Despite changes to healthcare legislation and […]

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December Applications Tip: Amount of Studies

December 16th, 2013

Provided by Jordan Fox, a member of our Applications Team here at Novarad.  It’s the end of the week and your manager wants a report on the number of studies that have been read during that week. Without having to consult the radiology information system (RIS) or paperwork, there is any easy way to get […]

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November Applications Tip

November 8th, 2013

Did you know that each of your PACS users can select an option to have exam reports, notes, RIS Information, and/or a Patient History window open automatically when they are opening a study in PACS?                   Click Settings then Options (or on the Options toolbar button if […]

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MARZ Disaster Recovery Solution

November 7th, 2013

Novarad’s focus has always been on improving radiology technology and the quality of healthcare while reducing its cost to our customers. We strive to be at the forefront of the medical imaging and informatics industry through innovation, partnerships and quality service. Currently many customers within the industry are exploring the possibility of making a Vendor […]

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RSNA 2013

October 15th, 2013

Fall signifies change for just about everyone in the radiology industry, fall means that the annual RSNA meeting is around the corner. In line with the spirit of the meeting, Novarad will be exhibiting our newest products and features to demonstrate our contribution to better the radiology industry. Held annually at McCormick Place in the […]

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NovaradConnect Recap

September 30th, 2013

Written by Welby Hansen, Director of Implementation  Well y’all, it was off to Nashville, the Country Music Capital of the World, and the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort, for our annual Novarad user conference. Sporting the new “NovaradConnect” name and logo, the Novarad team was well prepared to put on our best conference yet for our […]

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New PACS Client

August 27th, 2013

This month Novarad has installed a new PACS System in the state of Rhode Island. Novarad has recently installed a NovaPACS in the practice of Dr. Joseph Izzi in North Providence. This installation marks the fourth in our country’s smallest state. This deal was made working closely with our distributor XRI in New England. We […]

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Two New Sites in Ohio

August 13th, 2013

In addition to the three new sites in Nebraska, Novarad has worked to add two new sites in the nation’s heartland. During the month of July, Novarad added two sites in the state of Ohio. We would like to welcome the following sites as Novarad Customers: Bone & Joint Surgeons. An orthopaedic medical practice in […]

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Product Improvement: Using your Input

August 9th, 2013

Written by Dave GrandPre, Project Manager Development Customer Involvement in the Engineering Process Novarad’s Development Department works under the Agile methodology, which essentially means working as closely with end users as possible throughout the process of developing new features and enhancements to our products. This methodology helps us “hit the mark” on new features: helping […]

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Three New Sites in the Cornhusker State

August 8th, 2013

Just this past month, we’ve added three new sites in the great state of Nebraska. These facilities further our installation base in the state. One of our great distributors, Brown’s Medical Imaging facilitated the contracts. We would like to welcome the three following facilities as new Novarad customers: Creighton Medical Associates, Omaha Harlan County Health […]

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Iroquois Memorial Hospital’s ‘Nova Project’ Delivers Big Returns

July 22nd, 2013

Written by Tim Smith, Iroquois Memorial Hospital Interim Chief Information Officer Iroquois Memorial Hospital, a community hospital located in Watseka, Ill., embarked on initiative earlier this year to replace a number of its legacy radiology technologies. This initiative, named ‘Nova Project,’ was kicked off because its radiologists and referring physicians required improved functionality that existing […]

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Nashville 2013

July 18th, 2013

We are excited for you to join us at NovaradConnect this year in the Music City Capital, Nashville. This year’s conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, right next to the Grand Ole Opry Music Hall. The resort is conveniently located just minutes from the Nashville International Airport and will provide an excellent […]

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NovaPACS Tip: July

July 11th, 2013

This month’s tip from our training and implementation team:     In NovaPACS, after making adjustments to an image (Zoom, Contrast changes, Etc.) you can click “Backspace” and then “Enter” on your keyboard to reload the image back to its original settings. If you have any other shortcuts or tricks, share them with us below!

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NovaradConnect 2013

July 2nd, 2013

This year, there are going to be several positive additions to this year’s User Group Meeting. We have listened to your feedback and input and are in the process of making changes to the training schedule and activities to include more in depth classes covering highly demanded topics. We will be re-branding the event this […]

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Why VNA? The answer is MARZ.

May 16th, 2013

Many in the field of radiology wrestle with just the idea of a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). What is it? Why do I need it? How much will it cost? With these questions arise concerns over price, upfront cost and the headache at the thought of migration. Solutions to all these problems are provided with […]

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Three trends impacting the PACS ‘land grab’

May 9th, 2013

by Tyler Harris, Vice President of Clinical Solutions, Novarad Keeping ahead of what’s next in PACS was challenging enough, but radiologists now have an even greater challenge ahead. From both a clinical and IT perspective, the three top PACS trends that have reached critical status in vying for providers’ attention include: Intergrated and interoperable enterprise […]

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Special report: PACS/RIS is ready for a revolution

May 1st, 2013

by Nancy Ryerson, Staff Writer This first appeared in the February 2013 issue of DOTmed Business News  Our own Tyler Harris when speaking about Cloud PACS says, “I know it’s the push, but when the rubber hits the road, I don’t think it’s feasible to get rid of on-site forever,” says Tyler Harris, vice president of clinical solutions […]

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Novarad Adds PACS Contracts at Arizona Clinic and Imaging Center

April 29th, 2013

American Fork, Utah, April 29, 2013 – Medwise imaging center in Prescott, Arizona and Assured Imaging in Tuscon have selected Novarad’s NovaPACS for their facilities. NovaPACS was selected because it is a complete web-based PACS system that provided all the functionality with the additional benefit of technology and hardware refreshes at no additional cost. Both […]

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Going to Louisville?

April 23rd, 2013

We’re excited to join all of you who are going to Louisville, Kentucky, for this year’s NRHA Conference. Louisville is an exciting venue with a variety of things to see, do and experience. The Kentucky Derby, held in Louisville three days before the conference, is dubbed, “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. This world renowned […]

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PACS New 8.0 Features:

April 8th, 2013

Priors Routed Automatically NovaPACS will now route priors to workstations based on the RIS schedule for the next day.  Novarad’s Support team will set up this service for our clients. Syntermed Nuclear Studies NovaPACS can now integrate with Syntermed Nuclear Studies viewer and launch Nuclear Medicine studies directly from the Study Browser. Syntermed Nuclear Studies […]

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User Group Meeting Dates Announced!

April 1st, 2013

Save the date! Novarad has finalized the dates for two User Group Meetings for 2013!  Put it in your calendar and plan now to attend either the meeting in Nashville or the one is San Diego! Nashville – Spetember 12-13, 2013 (Arriving the 11th) Embassy Suites Nashville Airport, $119 per night. San Diego – October […]

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Meaningful Use means using a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) in a meaningful way…

March 21st, 2013

These certified EHR programs are typically called “EMRs” – short for Electronic Medical Records.  These EMRs have the medical care side, and the business tracking side typically rolled into one large computer application. EMR companies provide many fantastic solutions to help streamline workflow while accurately capturing charge codes.  They will also tout they are the […]

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Increase PACS Productivity by Changing the Mouse

March 15th, 2013

Increase PACS system productivity by changing the mouse The most common mouse used in Windows has two buttons–  left and right, and a scroll wheel which also doubles as a middle mouse button.  If you want to increase the functions available to the radiologists change to a mouse with more buttons. In Windows the two […]

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Powered by Dell and Novarad

March 6th, 2013
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Verdict is in on Sunshine Act Guidelines

February 28th, 2013

After almost a year of delays, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the federal regulations required of health care manufacturers earlier this month.  Most notably, they must now adhere to new reporting requirements when they interact with physicians and certain other health care professionals.  Read more by clicking on the link below.…HIMSS+Signs+at+Cleveland+Med+Mart…MedExpo+Insights+%7c+02.28.13 […]

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Programming Your Dragon Naturally Speaking, is Easier Than Ever!

February 25th, 2013

To program your Voice Commands to create a template or macro, simply go into your tools and click on Add New Command OR simply say the words “Add New Command”. Then give your command a title (you are also given the option to train your command title). Fill in the text you would like in […]

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DOTMed Daily News Special Report: PACS/RIS

February 20th, 2013

Special report: PACS/RIS is ready for a revolution This first appeared in the February 2013 issue of DOTmed Business News Click on the link below…

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Welcome Servicios Medicos Universitarios, Inc.

February 8th, 2013

We are excited to welcome Servicios Medicos Universitarios, Inc./Hospital UPR, Puerto Rico  to Novarad. The hospital was built as part of a regionalization concept and was developed by Dr. Guillermo Arbona. Its purpose is to make health services available and accessible to the medically indigent population. Hospital UPR has continued to make improvements to the […]

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Arab Health Exhibition and Congress

February 4th, 2013

From January 28-31 in Dubai, UAE, the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the largest healthcare event in the Middle East and the second largest in the world, took place! With over 181 U.S. companies exhibiting, 3,500 exhibitors from 63 countries, and over 80,000 healthcare professionals, Novarad Corporation is proud to have had a presence there for […]

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Novarad Completes Three PACS Installs at Idaho Clinics and Hospital

January 24th, 2013

American Fork, Utah, January 22, 2013 – Novarad recently completed NovaPACS installations at the Idaho Urological Institute in Meridian, Intermountain Spine & Orthopaedics in Twin Falls and Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett. With NovaPACS, the hospital and clinics have a web-based radiology information system that can be accessed through a zero-footprint viewer, desktop viewer […]

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What is the difference….?

January 18th, 2013

What is the difference between the Save as new default for anatomical areas and the Set current HP as default for modalities options in the Image Viewer?     The Set current HP as default for modalities option allows users to set their current hanging protocol (layout) settings as a default for opening studies from […]

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How to Increase Font Size

January 7th, 2013

Many sites request the ability to change the font in the Dragon dictation box.  Here is a great way to accomplish this. Go to properties on the desktop and you can change the font size for the entire utility monitor. The steps are:   Right click on  your desktop   Select properties   Display   […]

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Novarad KLAS Rankings for 2012

December 17th, 2012

The new Best in KLAS Awards for Software & Services were recently released and we think Novarad’s rankings are something to crow about!  In the General PACS category we were not ranked –  there were not enough respondents, –  but Novarad received an overall score of 87.8 which is a rating change of +3%.  And, […]

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RSNA a Huge Success for Novarad

December 10th, 2012

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, one of the largest medical conferences in the world, hosted nearly 60,000 people from all corners of the globe, in Chicago, Nov. 25-30. Novarad has been exhibiting at RSNA for many years, but this was without a doubt our best year so far as evidenced by the […]

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Assigned Worklist Tip/Trick

November 30th, 2012

 The Assigned Worklist is an effective tool for large groups of users that read images at the same time from a Filtered Studies list. The Assigned Worklist shows studies that have been added by the user to view later, or that have been assigned to the user by someone else. Radiologists can move studies into […]

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Novarad’s Revolutionary New Model for Advanced Visualization Image Processing

November 21st, 2012

Dr. Wendel Gibby, founder and CEO of Novarad, will be showing the latest from Novarad research and development in his own booth at RSNA.  Stop by Booth  # 8810 for a preview of these exciting features.   Novarad makes 3D available on every PACS workstation – faster, cheaper, higher quality imaging! The problem with the traditional model for […]

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Facilitate Support Engineer by providing as Much Detail as Possible

November 13th, 2012

In order to facilitate how quickly a Support Engineer is able to address a new issue, one thing a customer can do is to provide as much detail about the issue as possible. This includes being ready to answer questions such as: Is the issue happening on one or more workstations? Is the issue happening […]

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Single Button Importing of Outside CD’s

November 8th, 2012

Do not forget how easy it is to import outside CD’s with NovaRad and don’t take it for granted. It’s amazing as you move around and show the product to healthcare professionals just how many other competitors and legacy systems do not have an easy process for importing outside CD’s. Remember too you can easily […]

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Novarad Wins Two Wisconsin PACS Contracts

October 30th, 2012

October 24, 2012 – Aspen Orthopedics Clinic and Prairie du Chien Memorial       Hospital are the latest facilities to select Novarad’s NovaPACS. Prairie du Chien will also   install Nova RIS. Aspen Orthopedics, a surgical clinic specializing in hand and podiatry services, chose Novarad because of its long history of working with orthopedic practices. An additional factor […]

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Attention All Novarad CR Users!

October 11th, 2012

For those of you currently using Konica CR solutions, you’re likely aware that Konica has been ranked #1 in MD Buyline for 28 quarters in a row and has been ranked #1 four out of the past seven years in KLAS ratings!  What you may not know is that that Novarad has a great relationship / […]

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Novarad Wins Best Suite at HCP Conference

October 8th, 2012

Novarad Corporation was the keynote speaker sponsor for the Health Connect Partners Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference in Dallas, TX, Sept. 25-27, 2012.  This included the opportunity to address the “providers” and we chose to do it as “Jake and Elwood” (Bob Ahlman and Harold Welch) and “The Penguin” (Vanessa Housel), in keeping with our “No Blues, Just […]

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User Group Meeting…if you missed it, you missed out!

October 5th, 2012

This year our annual User Group Conference was held in sunny Orlando, Florida! It was great to see many of our long standing customers and some new and potential customers, too! A dinner buffet was a change this year, at our Welcome Reception, and enjoyed by all the attendees. Everyone had a chance to relax with […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week July 21 – 27, 2012

July 27th, 2012

Demand for radiologists nose-dives Health Imaging | July 24, 2012 Ever get the feeling you aren’t appreciated as much as you once were? Well, if you are a radiologist your intuition just might be right. “A mere decade ago, radiologists were the belle of the physician recruiting ball, and topped the list of most requested […]

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Novarad’s NovaPro Expands Teleradiology Service at Emory Healthcare

July 26th, 2012

American Fork, Utah, July 23, 2012 – Novarad has installed its NovaPro™ RIS/PACS web-based teleradiology system as part of Emory Teleradiology, a service of Emory Healthcare that serves 15 non-Emory facilities. NovaPro is a complete RIS & PACS system, available as an installed system or SaaS, designed specifically for radiology groups. It can receive and […]

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Imaging Center Recognized for Innovation

July 25th, 2012

Novarad founder’s imaging center has been recognized for its superior innovation. Find out how Dr. Wendell Gibby has been able to overcome this poor economy with efficient workflow and the help of Nova RIS.  This article can be found on Imaging Technology News. Advanced technologies, an organized system and excellent service are key to a […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week July 14-20 2012

July 20th, 2012

Structured radiology reports reduce error rate Aunt Minnie | July 20, 2012 Within the past several months there has been discussion on the method of reporting that radiologists prefer: free form, template, or structured.  I have also seen pieces about what radiologists prefer as opposed to physicians in other departments.  But these discussions may all […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week of July 7-13 2012

July 13th, 2012

6 Ways for Radiologists to Use Social Media Diagnostic Imaging | July 13, 2012 Not sure if social media is right for you? Do you think to yourself, “how can I use social media in my practice”? Do you say “Facebook is just for kids”? Well, maybe Facebook isn’t for you. But you should look […]

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User Group Benefits and Agenda

July 9th, 2012

Every year Novarad organizes a User Group meeting for personnel of facilities which utilize various products in the Novarad Suite.  We coordinate this meeting for several reasons which are of benefit to Novarad as well as to each individual user who is able to attend.   The User’s Benefit: Training – Our courses provide the […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week June 30 – July 6, 2012

July 6th, 2012

Automated radiologist peer review offers workflow benefits Aunt Minnie | July 3, 2012 How many of you know a radiologist who rarely does a peer review? Well, automating your peer review system may help some become more compliant.  Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center was able to integrate the ACR’s eRadPeer program right through their PACS […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week June 23-29 2012

June 29th, 2012

VC again found effective in Medicare population Aunt Minnie | June 29, 2012 In 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) voted that virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography or CTC) should not be covered by Medicare due to lack of adequate data regarding its effectiveness.  CTC brought concerns for the USPSTF because […]

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Improving Dictation: Adjusting Microphone Levels

June 28th, 2012

This week’s tip comes from David Clark in support. This tip comes in response to a question we received about improving dictation techniques. We are still trying to work out this particular individual’s dictation issues but we felt these tips might help other doctors who are experiencing dictation problems. When dictating there are many variables […]

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2012 User Group Meeting

June 25th, 2012

We are excited to announce the location of our 2012 User Group Meeting.  This year’s User Group will be held in Orlando Florida.  This year you will be given more free reign to experience our location as you see fit.  Bring your family and experience SeaWorld right across the street from our hotel. Or perhaps […]

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Top 5 News Stories of the Week June 16-22

June 22nd, 2012

Lung cancer guidelines could expand CT screening to 94 million Health Imaging | June 22, 2012 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has produced new guidelines for lung cancer screening. These new guidelines are more inclusive than the first guidelines set in place by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). It will be interesting […]

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SIIM 2012

June 21st, 2012

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) was founded 1980 by a small group of individuals who could see that computers would be the wave of the future, especially when it came to medical imaging. Sure, they may have started out as The Radiology Information System Consortium (RISC) and have had a couple name […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week June 9-15, 2012

June 15th, 2012

SIIM: How to add clinical decision support — and make it stick Aunt Minnie | June 10, 2012 According to Dr. Ramin Khorasani, vice chair of the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital despite the efforts to adopted Health IT solutions like EHR’s and HIE’s Clinical Decision Support (CDS)  is still sub optimally […]

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Novarad Automates Radiation Dose Reporting with Nova RIS

June 11th, 2012

American Fork, Utah, June 8, 2012 – Novarad’s NovaDose((TM)) solution that calculates cumulative patient, exam and modality ionizing radiation dose history now automatically reports the patient’s exam dose profile from directly into the Nova RIS diagnostic report without dictation or manual entry. This new convenience increases ease of use and saves time. “We were first […]

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Helpful Hint: Searching the Audit Log

June 6th, 2012

The % character can be used when searching the audit log to find all events related to the search. For example, searching the context field for %patientID% will give all records that have touched that patient. This can also be used for searching the event log. This weeks Tip comes from JL Olmstead in support. […]

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Cloud-based PACS for small offices

June 4th, 2012

Article found on Health Management Technology NovaPACS Express was designed specifically for small medical offices that generate up to 20 studies per day and use up to two modalities. The PACS includes a complete diagnostic tool set with standard viewing features (window level, colorize, Cobb angle, zoom, pan, scroll, etc.) and seven-year off-site NovaCloud archive […]

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Unified Standards are Key

May 31st, 2012

Article from Health Management Technology By Tyler Harris, VP, clinical solutions, Novarad One of the most challenging issues in the PACS/RIS world today is the lack of unified standardization and archiving for the storage and retrieval of medical data. Providers have a lot of inefficiencies to contend with as they work to access the patient […]

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Novarad Broadens Orthopaedic Pre-Operative Planning Portfolio with OrthoView

May 22nd, 2012

Novarad has completed a strategic distribution agreement with OrthoView, solidifying OrthoView as the newest provider of orthopaedic digital planning solutions available in Novarad’s portfolio of partner solutions. The reseller agreement with OrthoView provides an additional pre-operative planning tool option to Novarad customers. Novarad,, has completed a strategic distribution agreement with OrthoView,, solidifying OrthoView […]

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Central Ohio Primary Care

May 15th, 2012

BY STEVE SEAGER BS, RT Imaging Services Manager, Central Ohio Primary Care Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) is the second largest physician-owned primary care medical group in the United States, with an alliance of more than 230 physicians in practices throughout central Ohio. COPC includes pediatricians, family physicians, internists, endocrinologists, infectious disease specialists, physical medicine […]

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No Blues Just Solutions

May 10th, 2012

This week we are in Miami, Florida attending the Health Connect Partners Radiology and Imaging Conference. This conference functions on a slightly different premise. The first night the sponsors (Novarad included) host hospitality suites for the attendees. The next day the roles reverse and we visit the facilities at their individual booths to discuss how […]

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Top 5 News Stories of the Week April 28th -May 4th

May 4th, 2012

Were any of you able to attend American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) this week in Vancouver? If so, we hope you took the time to visit us at our booth. There have been a number of interesting studies presented at this year’s meeting the majority of this week’s top 5 news stories will be coming […]

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Novarad Introduces Cloud-based PACS for Small Offices

April 23rd, 2012

American Fork, Utah, – April 20, 2012 – Novarad introduces a cloud-based version of its PACS, NovaPACS Express, specifically for small medical offices with imaging capability. NovaPACS Express is for use by offices that generate up to 20 studies per day and use up to two modalities. The PACS system includes a complete diagnostic tool […]

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Novarad Adds Three PACS Hospital Installations in Sunflower State

April 23rd, 2012

American Fork, Utah, April 17, 2012 – Three community hospitals in Kansas are the latest facilities to select Novarad’s NovaPACS for their radiology departments: Hanover Hospital in Hanover Herington Municipal Hospital in Herington. Radiologists from Manhattan Radiology provide interpretive services for the exams Kiowa District Hospital in Kiowa Browns Medical Imaging, a Novarad distributor, facilitated […]

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HIMSS 2012 Recap

February 29th, 2012

Last week, Novarad exhibited at the 2012 HIMSS conference (Health Information and Management Systems Society) in Las Vegas. Thousands of people attended in order to take courses, meet with industry experts, and discover all kinds of new products and healthcare IT solutions. At our booth, we were able to meet with many people looking for […]

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Weekly Helpful Hint

February 22nd, 2012

Every Wednesday, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This one comes from JL […]

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Weekly Helpful Hints

February 8th, 2012

Every Wednesday, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s tip comes from […]

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DotMed article features Novarad customer, Sunnyside Community Hospital

February 7th, 2012
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Weekly Helpful Hint

January 18th, 2012

Every Wednesday, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s tip comes from […]

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RSNA 2011 Recap

December 8th, 2011

From November 26 – December 1, Novarad was in Chicago for the annual Radiological Society of North America conference. It is the largest medical conference in the world. Every year over 60,000 radiologists and healthcare executives attend the RSNA conference. Thousands of companies participate as exhibitors. Novarad has been an RSNA exhibitor for many years […]

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Weekly Helpful Hint

November 16th, 2011

Every Wednesday, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s hint comes from […]

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RSNA Preview

November 10th, 2011

If you’re planning on attending RSNA this year, make sure you stop by our booth (#7117 in the North Hall) to see our new products and receive a free back massage. Novarad’s got your back! Novarad is going to be showing several exciting new products this year. Feel free to stop by for a demo […]

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Weekly Helpful Hint

November 9th, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s hint comes from […]

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Novarad’s Weekly Helpful Hint

November 2nd, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s Helpful Hint comes […]

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Novarad’s Weekly Helpful Hint

October 26th, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s hint comes from […]

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Novarad Nets PACS Contract at Texas Medical Center

October 20th, 2011

Dallas Medical Center, a 150-bed acute care hospital has added NovaPACS as one of the newest systems in its state of the art facility. NovaPACS was selected because it is a complete web-based PACS system with voice annotation set sync, MIP/MPR, advanced hanging protocols, point ROI, measuring tools, customizable menus, saved preferences, stat reads and […]

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Novarad’s Weekly Helpful Hint

October 19th, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s Helpful Hint comes […]

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Weekly Helpful Hint

October 6th, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s helpful hint comes […]

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Novarad User Group Meeting Recap

October 5th, 2011

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains of Utah was the setting for Novarad’s Extreme User Group Event. Along with a sling pack full of “extreme” essentials, guests received a fleece jacket to stave off the cold mountain air. However, no jackets were needed as the weather at Snowbird was sunny and […]

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Weekly Helpful Hint

September 29th, 2011

Every week, Novarad is going to post some helpful hints from our support staff here on the blog. These could reference some questions frequently asked by our customers or could be about new product features. If you have a question you would like answered in this feature, please email This week’s Help Hint comes […]

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Novarad Nets NovaMG Contracts with California Breast Clinics

September 20th, 2011

Serra Medical Group, one of the largest, most comprehensive multi specialty physician group practices in the San Fernando Valley, and Valley Breast Care & Women’s Health Center in Van Nuys selected NovaMG for their state-of-the-art mammography services. The NovaMG breast imaging viewer combines the tool set of NovaPACS with customizable mammographic reading and hanging protocol […]

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Novarad NovaPACS Picked by The Orthopedic Clinic Association

September 2nd, 2011

The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) selected Novarad’s NovaPACS for its five locations across Arizona. TOCA physicians also serve as the team physicians for Arizona State University, the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Mercury. NovaPACS high level streaming and quick distribution of large data sets make it easy for radiologists to access images from any computer, […]

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With Nova RIS/NovaPACS, Physicians Medical Center Increases Efficiencies To Deliver Top-Quality Care

August 24th, 2011

By J. Craig Guillot RT (R) Imaging Coordinator Physicians Medical Center In today’s competitive healthcare industry, hospitals must strive to provide the very best medical care, while managing costs. Physicians Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana is no exception. As a 30-bed, physician-owned multi-specialty hospital, its Imaging Department with 11 full time employees averages 9,000 studies […]

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Novarad Adds RIS/PACS Installs on Both Coasts

August 22nd, 2011

American Fork, Utah, Aug. 22, 2011 – Hygeia Diagnostic Imaging in Forest Hills, N.Y., and Broadway Imaging Center in Glendale, Calif., are the latest imaging centers to install Nova RIS and NovaPACS to increase efficiency, decrease report turnaround time, improve workflow and enhance scheduling and billing processes. NovaPACS was selected to complete the centers’ advanced […]

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Novarad Expands in Kansas

August 10th, 2011

American Fork, Utah, Aug. 9, 2011 – Novarad expands its installations in Kansas, Sumner Regional Medical Center is the latest community hospital to install NovaPACS. Located in Wellington, the hospital provides medical services to 15+ surrounding South Central Kansas communities. Browns Medical Imaging, a Novarad distributor in the Midwest facilitated the contract with Sumner Regional […]

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Novarad Adds PACS Contract at Kansas Community Hospital

August 10th, 2011

American Fork, Utah, Aug. 9, 2011 – Novarad expands its installations in Kansas, Sumner Regional Medical Center is the latest community hospital to install NovaPACS. Located in Wellington, the hospital provides medical services to 15+ surrounding South Central Kansas communities. Browns Medical Imaging, a Novarad distributor in the Midwest facilitated the contract with Sumner Regional […]

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Novarad Adds NovaOrtho Installations at Spine Clinics

July 19th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – July 19, 2011 – North Jersey Spine Group, Wayne, N.J., and Alegent Health Back & Spine Institute in Omaha, Neb., selected NovaOrtho, Novarad’s orthopedic PACS that facilitates image and information management and provides orthopedic pre-op templates. Brown’s Medical Imaging, a Novarad distributor, coordinated the Alegent Health contract. North Jersey Spine Group […]

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Novarad Customer Featured in DotMed magazine

July 8th, 2011

For one critical access hospital, process makes perfect by Coleen Goulet “Facing shrinking resources and increasing competition, hospitals considering process or equipment changes need to evaluate their options, to ensure they bring both clinical and financial benfits. It’s what we did at Sunnyside Community Hospital, a 25 bed critical access hospital in central Washington State, […]

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Novarad Adds PACS Install at Tennessee Community Hospital

July 6th, 2011

American Fork, Utah, July 6, 2011 – Hardin Medical Center installed NovaPACS as part of its state-of-the-art digital center. Radiologists at the community hospital located in Savannah, Tenn., anticipate reading and reporting turnaround will significantly improve because of customizable menus, saved preferences, stat reads, and check-out and e-sign capabilities. Additional factors behind the PACS selection […]

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If you haven’t heard about NovaDash, Novarad’s executive dashboard, it’s time to take a look

June 23rd, 2011

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Novarad Adds Two Contracts in New York

June 16th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – June 16, 2011 – Madison Radiology, an imaging center, and Schuyler Hospital in New York State are the latest facilities to select Novarad radiology technologies. Madison Radiology installed Nova RIS and NovaVault, Novarad’s vendor-neutral archive service for on- and off-site storage and off-line disaster recovery. Schuyler Hospital installed the web-based Nova […]

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Top 5 Radiology News Stories of the Week

June 15th, 2011

1. 5 Thing to Know About Technology and Your Practice – Advance for Imaging & Radiation Oncology. Technology represents the future of both healthcare and efficiency. 2. Dr. Oz, Thyroid Shields & Mammography – Radiology Today. The popular TV host sparks a debate with radiology. 3. Meaningful Use: ACR Advocates for Improvements – Imaging Economics. […]

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Novarad and Flexible Informatics Unveil Comprehensive Cardiology PACS and CVIS

May 27th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – May 27, 2011 – Novarad introduces NovaCardio(TM), a fully integrated cardiovascular image and information management system that offers fast and efficient clinical work flow, powerful features, and accessible anywhere viewing and reporting. NovaCardio’s single-click work flow, easy-to-set preferences and auto display of prior studies eases image viewing. The NovaCardio workstation is […]

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Novarad Adds Philippines PACS Installs

May 12th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – May 10, 2011 – The 113-year-old Chinese General Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in Manila City, and Cardinal MRI Center, in San Juan City, Philippines are the latest international facilities to install Novarad’s NovaPACS. PACS is one of the latest technologies that the facilities installed to help transition their imaging […]

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Novarad User Group Event

May 6th, 2011

Announcing the Tentative Agenda Thursday 7:00 am Combined Opening Session and Breakfast 7:30 Breakout Sessions 7:30-9:00 Advanced PACS, or NovaPro 9:00-10:30 Advanced RIS, or NovaMG 10:30-12:00 Hospital PACS Advanced, with Q&A, or Imaging Center PACS Advanced, with Q&A 12:00-1:30 Lunch and Expo 1:30-2:30 IT Session, or Customer Presentation 2:30 Snowbird Extreme Activities and Dinner Friday […]

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Novarad Adds NovaPRO Installation at Oregon Imaging Facility

April 5th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – April 5, 2011 – Diagnostic Imaging Northwest in Tigard, Ore., selected NovaPRO, Novarad’s RIS/PACS specifically designed for diagnostic radiologist groups that read for multiple hospitals, clinics and imaging centers. NovaPRO is specifically designed for facilitates the receipt of DICOM images from unlimited, unaffiliated image producing practices and ensures images and information […]

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Announcing Novarad’s Annual User Group Meeting!

March 30th, 2011
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Did You Know…

March 30th, 2011

…that Nova RIS now has enhanced fax distributions features and new document scanning capabilities? Enhanced Fax Distribution New fax distribution provides the following functionality: Tracking of all faxes Overall distribution status Reason for fax failure Search filters Additional column headers Customization of column Imaging sites have greater functionality to track reports distributed by fax. Nova […]

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Novarad Adds Installation at Alabama Hospital

March 30th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – March 28, 2011 – Northwest Medical Center, a rural community hospital in Winfield, Ala., selected Novarad as its PACS provider. The PACS is one of the latest technologies that the hospital installed to help transition its Imaging Services to a completely digital environment. Decision makers at Northwest Medical Center selected NovaPACS […]

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Winner of the 1st Facebook giveaway …

March 24th, 2011

Congratulations to Rhonda Anderson of Colusa Regional Medical Center, you are the owner of a brand new Amazon Kindle! We hope you enjoy it! And to the rest of you, remember we are still going to giving away a Nintendo Wii as soon as we hit 1,000 likes on Facebook!. So help us spread the […]

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Novarad Nets 3 PACS Contracts in Georgia

March 4th, 2011

American Fork, Utah – March 4, 2011 – Novarad expands its installations in Georgia, adding three new contracts with two clinics and a community hospital. The facilities include: – Augusta Urology Associates in Augusta – Medical Associates of North Georgia in Canton. The hospital also purchased Nova RIS. – Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in […]

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Private Practice: People Power, PACS Power

March 3rd, 2011

This article was featured in Imaging Economics and can be seen here Patients calling Park Avenue Radiologists in New York City to schedule exams are prompted to visit the practice’s Web site, which provides a form that patients can complete to request an appointment. Here they are asked for some demographic and other information–such […]

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New Addition to the Wii Giveaway!

February 15th, 2011
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Novarad Gets Bigger in Texas

January 19th, 2011

American Fork, Utah–January 19, 2011–Novarad continues to expand its installations in Texas, adding PACS, radiology information systems and NovaMG contracts at three hospitals and one clinic. The facilities include: – Glen Rose Medical Center in Glen Rose installed NovaPACS, Nova RIS, NovaMG breast imaging viewer – Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, installed NovaPACS – The […]

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Quick Tip – Adding an Electronic Signature in the RIS

January 12th, 2011

E LECT ECTRONIC SI GNATU NATU RE IMA IMAGE To Add/Edit/Delete a signature image: 1. Select the Records tab. 2. Select Physician To Add/Edit/Delete a signature image: 1. Select the Records tab 2. Select Physician 3. Verify that the physician is a radiologist. Radiologists are the only role that is allowed to have an electronic […]

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Novarad Begins New Decade with Double Digit Growth!

January 11th, 2011

American Fork, Utah, Jan. 11, 2011 – Novarad enters into this New Year after a successful 2010, netting more than a 13 percent increase in contracts. Much of the growth can be attributed to extending its distributor network in Latin America, Philippines and Turkey and from the new products and services that were introduced to […]

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Novarad adds PACS for CA Hospital Group

January 7th, 2011

American Fork, Utah, Jan. 4, 2011 – Novarad expands its PACS system installations in California, adding PACS contracts at two additional AHMC hospitals, Garfield Medical Center and Monterey Park Hospital. In 2010, NovaPACS was installed at AHMC’s Greater El Monte Hospital. AHMC hospitals serve the Greater San Gabriel Valley area of California and treat more […]

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Tips for Resolving a Case Faster With Support

December 20th, 2010

One of the main issues that Support has is gathering proper information to diagnose an issue in a timely manner. Answering the following questions before calling will help speed up the process: What is the IP address or computer name of the workstation with the issue? When did this issue first start? How long has […]

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Where in the world is Novarad?

December 15th, 2010

With over 650 installations in 15 countries, Novarad relishes the chance to do business outside of our borders. Not only do we get to visit many new and exciting places, we also get the opportunity to improve healthcare and make a difference all around the world. Currently, Novarad is expanding its presence in many parts […]

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Novarad Adds Four PACS Contracts in Sunflower State

December 14th, 2010

American Fork, Utah Dec. 14, 2010 – Novarad expands its installations in Kansas, adding PACS contracts with two clinics and two hospitals: – Internal Medicine Associates, a clinic in Emporia – Newman Regional Health, a hospital in Emporia – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Manhattan – Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie Browns Medical Imaging, […]

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Novarad and MBMS Partner To Offer an Automated and Affordable Integrated RIS and Billing System

November 22nd, 2010

American Fork, Utah and Newark, Del., Nov. 22, 2010 – Novarad and Medical Billing & Management Services (MBMS) have formed an exclusive partnership to package Novarad’s Nova RIS web-based patient scheduling, tracking, reporting system, and billing output together with MBMS’s billing technology and service. The integration between MBMS and Nova RIS allows for seamless, automated […]

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Boot Camp De-brief

November 10th, 2010

Our annual User Group Meeting was a huge success, thanks in large part to all of you who attended! This year, the theme was “Boot Camp”. The meeting took place in sunny Panama City Beach, Florida on October 13th-15th. A poolside reception welcomed all the recruits to the base on Wednesday evening prior to lights […]

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2 More Installs in California

October 27th, 2010

Greater El Monte Community Hospital and Santa Monica Bay Physicians are the latest facilities in California to select NovaPACS for their diagnostic imaging departments. Factors behind the PACS selection included fast installation – less than a month, it seamlessly interfaced with existing systems and was affordable.Using NovaPACS, the facilities anticipate that reading and reporting turnaround […]

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One Step Diagnostic in Houston, TX selects Nova RIS

October 19th, 2010

American Fork, Utah, Oct. 19, 2010 – One Step Diagnostic in Houston, Texas selected Nova RIS from NovaRad for its Open MRI clinic. Nova RIS will benefit the clinic by simplifying and electronically scheduling and tracking procedures, exam status, revenues, insurance payouts and staff productivity. Nova RIS also saves time for IT departments as it […]

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Customer of the Month

September 29th, 2010

Congratulations to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center for winning our first ever “Customer of the Month” contest! Everyone in the radiology department will get a free Novarad t-shirt. About The Facility: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is a 185 bed hospital located in Thibodaux, LA.Visit their site to learn more! If you want to nominate your […]

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Novarad adds new distributor

September 24th, 2010

RPS Imaging, of Michigan City, Ind., has been selected as Novarad’s newest distributor to represent its full line of RIS, PACS, cardiology, mammography and orthopedic products. RPS Imaging serves hospitals, clinics and imaging centers throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan. “With Novarad’s consistent growth, expanding our sales network with quality partners such as RPS […]

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New Novarad Installation in Big Sky Country

September 22nd, 2010

Wheatland Memorial Healthcare, Harlowton, MT, is the latest critical access hospital to turn its Diagnostic Imaging Department into a state-of-the-art digital facility with NovaRad’s web-based PACS technology. The community hospital contracts with radiologists for reading and prior to NovaPACS used a teleradiology service. Now, interpreting physicians have access study images through the PACS, which is […]

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Novarad Nets New PACS Contract in Big Sky Country

September 7th, 2010

American Fork, Utah, Sept. 7, 2010 – Wheatland Memorial Healthcare, Harlowton, Mont., is the latest critical access hospital to turn its Diagnostic Imaging Department into a state-of-the-art digital facility with NovaRad’s web-based PACS technology. The community hospital contracts with radiologists for reading and prior to NovaPACS used a teleradiology service. Now, interpreting physicians have access […]

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New Sites in Philippines Highlight Novarad’s International Growth

September 2nd, 2010

Novarad has expanded its NovaPACS and Nova RIS installations in the Philippines adding two hospitals, one in the capital city of Pampanga and one in metropolitan Manila. The hospitals include: – De La Salle University Medical Center in Pasig City that installed NovaPACS – Mother Teresa of Calcutta Medical Center in the City of San […]

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NovaRad Completes RIS/PACS Installation in Big Apple

August 24th, 2010

  American Fork, Utah – Aug. 24, 2010 – Manhattan’s Park Avenue Radiologists is the latest imaging center to transform its facility into state-of-the-art digital center, providing interpreting and referring physicians with instant access to images. Currently, the facility is performing and reading 300 procedures each day. With NovaRad’s Nova RIS and NovaPACS systems, image […]

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Colombian Radiology Congress

August 18th, 2010

Earlier this month, Jorge Gatica and Ricardo Ayala represented Novarad at the Congreso Colombiano de Radiologia, a radiology conference in Cartagena, Columbia. This marked the first time Novarad has ever participated in a tradeshow in South America. Novarad already has installations in other Spanish-speaking countries such as Chile, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico but is […]

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Lincoln Medical Education Partnership Purchases NovaRad’s NovaPACS and ClinicPACS

August 4th, 2010

American Fork, Utah – Aug. 2, 2010 – Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP) recently purchased NovaRad’s NovaPACS and ClinicPACS for its facility that trains family medicine physicians and other health care professionals. Brown’s Medical Imaging, a NovaRad distributor, facilitated the contract between LMEP and NovaRad. LMEP operates two hospital systems with a combined total of […]

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NOVARAD Radiology Technologies Selected by GPO, MAGNET

July 20th, 2010

American Fork, Utah, July 20, 2010 – MAGNET Cooperative (Mid-Atlantic Group Network of Shared Services) a group purchasing organization (GPO) of comprised of 9,500 healthcare members in the northeastern United States awarded NOVARAD a three-year vendor contract. “The main factors MAGNET uses to gauge a good fit between a vendor’s products and our members’ equipment […]

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NOVARAD Names NXC Imaging As Its Newest Distributor

July 6th, 2010

NOVARAD expands its distributor network adding NXC Imaging to serve facilities in Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and parts of Illinois, Montana and Michigan. NXC Imaging will represent NOVARAD’s products including: NOVAPACS, an open and scalable enterprise-level system designed specifically to meet the needs of small to mid-sized facilities. NOVARIS, a web-based radiology information system […]

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Southern California Diagnostic Imaging

May 28th, 2010

NovaRad is expanding its client base in California, adding Southern California Diagnostic Imaging to its roster. The clinic recently installed NovaRad ‘s NovaPACS and Nova RIS technologies to help improve reading, workflow, patient scheduling and procedures tracking. NovaRad ‘s PACS and radiology information system (RIS) were chosen by this clinic as the technologies are among […]

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NovaRad Installs ClinicPACS at Greater Michigan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

May 21st, 2010

May 20, 2010 American Fork, Utah, – May 17, 2010 – Greater Michigan Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine, a division of Michigan Surgery Specialists, P.C., in Warren Michigan installed NovaRad’s ClinicPACS to make their orthopedic preoperative planning completely digital. Greater Michigan Orthopaedics is operated by Dr. Steven Plomartis. With a new state-of-the-art build out, the facility […]

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NovaRad Expands, Adding Two to its IT Team

May 20th, 2010

American Fork, Utah, May 2010 – NovaRad expands, adding two senior members to its development team. Harold Welch joins as Director of Implementation and Gerald Cluff joins as a Software Quality Assurance Manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the global technology environment, Welch comes to NovaRad with a number of specialties to […]

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April Tradeshows

May 7th, 2010

April was a very busy month for us here at Novarad. We exhibited at 7 different tradeshows all over the country, as well as 1 in Canada and 1 in Puerto Rico. It was an exciting month! Many of them were regional radiological societies or associations, and others were mainly focused on rural and community […]

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Promoting Early Detection

April 23rd, 2010

Recently NOVARAD attended two tradeshows having to do with breast imaging – the National Consortium of Breast Centers annual conference in Las Vegas and the American College of Radiology National Conference on Breast Cancer in Palm Desert, CA. Both conferences were a great success! Rebecca Hewett, Clark Warren, David Hand and Rachel Newman were NOVARAD’s […]

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April 15th, 2010

This is a little late – but we just wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by our booths at HIMSS & AAOS earlier this year! Novarad was an exhibitor at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Atlanta and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans about a month […]

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NOVARAD Installs PACS at Two Kentucky Clinics

March 25th, 2010

Kentucky women’s clinics Partners in Women’s Health and Advocates in Women’s Health, both located in Louisville, are the latest to install NOVARAD’s NovaPACS to help improve reading, workflow, patient scheduling and procedures tracking. The clinics are a part of the Women’s Diagnostics Center medical group practice that performs more than 50,000 procedures annually. Focused on […]

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New Installations in South Dakota and Michigan

March 19th, 2010

South Dakota County Hospital Chooses NovaRad for ClinicPACS, our tool for orthopaedic surgeons. Check out the article in Imaging Economics! And here’s another great article in Healthcare Technology called “NovaRad Completes Michigan Installation In Two Days”. Here’s en excerpt from the article: Completing in excess of 30 digital mammography studies per day and a […]

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Two Arizona Installs

February 17th, 2010

AZ-Tech Radiology and Portable X-Ray & Ultrasound, both located in Phoenix, are the latest facilities to install NovaPACS from NovaRad Corporation. Using NovaPACS, the radiologists at AZ-Tech Radiology and Portable X-Ray & Ultrasound and the referring physicians that these facilities contract with will now have eased access to new and archived studies. NovaRAD offers a […]

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What to do When Things Change….

January 18th, 2010

So what should you do when you have a change in your operations that requires additional service or equipment from NovaRad to meet the new workflow? Adding new applications and equipment can alter your current workflow greatly and this should not be overlooked as you plan for this. The first step you need to take […]

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