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What You MUST Understand About HIPAA and Patient Photography

What You MUST Understand About HIPAA and Patient Photography

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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5 Men’s Health Issues, Both Common and Uncommon

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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Two Powerful Refreshers on the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 arthritis.org, people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis miss […]

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How to change the language for Novarad products

Users can utilize Novarad products in languages such as Spanish, UK English, and Turkish simply by changing settings on their machine. NovaPACS and NovaRIS 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 to […]

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Joint Commission Standards 2015: July 1 Deadline

[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: Healthcare tips for cybersecurity and more

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?

[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

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

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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