What happened at HIMSS? Big data, interoperability and more

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

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

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 your radiology practice

Branding! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

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?

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

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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patient-centered care

Honing in On Patient-Centered Care, Part 2

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

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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Radiology Review: 2016 and the Year Ahead

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

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

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!

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

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?

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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