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Can you text patients under HIPAA?

Can You Text Patients Under HIPAA?

Texting is a fast, convenient way to contact patients and confirm an appointment time, let them know they have updates in their health records, or provide personalized health tips. Despite the convenience, however, many of us are hesitant to text patients due to fears of running afoul of HIPAA. Fortunately, Roger Severino, Director of the […]

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The Impact of Medical Technology

Advancements in technology constantly make the world more efficient, but there is arguably no area that has been more impacted by technological advancements than the field of medicine. As a result of developments in medical technology, healthcare providers in all verticals are able to treat a greater number of patients more effectively and more efficiently. […]

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Why convert DICOM to JPEG?

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the most common format for communicating and managing medical imaging data. Although DICOM is the standard, it can be difficult to work with, or exchange, these kinds of files using some standard software systems. As such, conversion from DICOM to JPEG sometimes becomes necessary. How do I […]

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Why Switch to Digital Radiography

Digital transformation affects every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Digital radiography is by no means a new concept — in fact it has been around for more than a decade. However, the kind of digital radiography that was introduced then was not what it is now, and significant improvements have been made to radiographic […]

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Radiology Value Units

Dollars and Sense: Equal Relative Value Units (RVU) in Radiology

In all medical specialties, whether they be in private practice, small hospital, large medical center or entire enterprise, success boils down to two things: dollars…and sense. If clinicians do what makes sense for their patients, and if they do it sensibly, a profit is turned at the end of the billing period. Excellence in patient […]

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HIPAA and Wound Care: Photos Matter!

For some time, radiology has been the undisputed champion of the medical specialties when it comes to creation and transmission of medical images. Be it PET, MRI, CT, radiography or a combination thereof, most medical “photography” still falls under the umbrella of radiology. While that isn’t likely to change anytime soon, Wound Care has emerged […]

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Healthcare IT Security Strategies: What’s Slipping Past You?

We all know that security vulnerabilities exist—we read about them in newspapers, hear about them on television, and discuss them with colleagues who have been impacted. The dilemma is…how do we know if we, as health information technology (IT) and security leaders, remain vulnerable, even with seemingly effective preventive measures in place? And are those […]

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The Evolution and Benefits of Advanced Clinical Radiology

Over the past century-plus—123 years, to be exact—the x-ray has become ingrained in our lives. Nearly everyone has had one, they’re relatively inexpensive, highly accessible, exams are painless and they provide a wealth of important information. Wilhelm Roentgen’s landmark discovery directly enhances countless lives, ours included.  It’s fair to say that advanced radiology began with the x-ray […]

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Leveraging unified VNA strategy to break down organizational silos in a healthcare enterprise

Becker’s Hospital Review recently featured an article by Novarad’s own Harold Welch titled, Leveraging unified VNA strategy to break down organizational silos in a healthcare enterprise. To read the full article, please visit Becker’s Hospital Review. A link is provided at the end of this article.  Technology is swiftly changing across the globe. As seen in other […]

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