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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Enterprise Imaging, Threat or Opportunity for Radiology?

The majority of the US hospitals are looking for a VNA or Vendor Neutral Archive to facilitate future PACS upgrades and/or changes in PACS vendors and also to allow different specialties to make use of this enterprise-wide asset to archive and manage their images. An additional advantage of the VNA is that it also becomes […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 2

This is the second part of two articles detailing the top ten considerations for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) selection and implementation. In the first part we discussed selecting a VNA for the right reason, picking the right approach (top-down or bottom-up), considering the workflow, ensuring it fits into your image exchange strategy, and paying attention […]

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Novarad’s OpenSight a Finalist in 16th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System has been named a finalist in the 16th Annual Utah Innovation Awards. OpenSight renders patients’ imaging studies into 3D and presents them in an interactive manner accurately overlaid directly on to the patient’s body. It offers a true, life-size rendering with exact alignment and orientation, valuable for medical education, research and […]

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