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IT: Essential to the Transformation of Medical Imaging

IT: Essential to the Transformation of Medical Imaging

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”

“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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Use Enterprise Imaging to Support Value-Based Care

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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Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

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

Healthcare changes and progress

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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Just Throw It Up to the Cloud (Storage)

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

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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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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Why Virtual Colonoscopy is the Future of Colon Cancer

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

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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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