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Text Reminders can reduce patient “no-shows”

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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Novarad and Nuance Custom Powerscribe 360 Integration

The majority of Novarad’s resources go into developing our products and as part of that, we’re always looking for things we can do to make your software work more for you. One of our most recent accomplishments is a special custom integration with Nuance’s Powerscribe 360 Dictation Software and NovaPACS. In collaboration with Nuance, 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 Restore User Preferences From Back-up

This tutorial will show you how to restore user preferences from back-up preference files that have been automatically saved on the NovaPACS server. The Restore from Backup option allows users to restore their user preferences from preference files that have been backed up automatically on the NovaPACS server. This is helpful if users have had […]

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3 Things to Know Before You Go Tomo(synthesis)

Novarad has seen a marked increase in the number of customers exploring the addition of Breast Tomosynthesis (Tomo) to their imaging services. Since part of this strategic planning should involve Novarad and the expansion of its 7-year imaging archive(s), we have written this brief article to assist your planning efforts. Here are three items to […]

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How to Create Dragon Commands

Step One 1. From the Dragon toolbar, go to “Tools.” 2. Choose “Add New Command…” [image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”3823″ alt=”How to Create Dragon Commands” title=”How to Create Dragon Commands”] Step Two 1. Create a MyCommand Name. Use the word “Dragon” in front of the command. For example, if you wished to create […]

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How to change the patient ID in NovaRIS

Ever needed to change your patient’s ID? In case it was a little confusing or you lost track, here’s a quick guide. 1. Log in to NovaRIS with Administrator privileges. 2. Hover mouse of Admin, then to Functions, then to Change Patient ID.  Left mouse click on ‘Change Patient ID.’ 3. Type the patient ID you […]

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Learning PACS and RIS with Novarad: Training at Headquarters

If you’ve ever used any of our products, you are sure to know about certain training we offer to any of our users who want it; you’re invited to come visit us for a couple days in (sometimes) sunny Utah at our headquarters, and participate in a few intense training sessions to learn the ins […]

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Weekly Readings: Are you prepared to meet 2015 Joint Commission standards?

There are at least two big regulatory deadlines this year: ICD-10 on October 1, and for those of you who might be part of the Joint Commission, revised regulations take effect in just two months, on July 1. 1. ASRT modules help facilities meet Joint Commission standards – ITN The ASRT has launched two courses intended to […]

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Visiting Chicago: Our Nine Favorite Things to Do in the Windy City

If you’re in Chicago for HIMSS, you might be thinking of it as just another business trip. In fact, you’re probably thinking you’re going to be too tired to even do anything in Chicago by the time you’re done with the day at McCormick (don’t be ashamed, it happens). Through our many experiences in Chicago, […]

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Weekly Readings: The Pre-HIMSS edition

It’s finally the week before HIMSS–everyone seems to be busy getting ready for the show, including us at Novarad. We’re incredibly excited to showcase our MARZ Patient-Centric Universal Viewer, because of the implications it and things like it have for the connected healthcare system. A universal viewer means that your hospital can have unlimited access […]

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Weekly Readings: The patient is the priority + HIMSS survival guide and more

This week we’ve seen more news about patient engagement and technology, ultrasound imaging, patient protection, and breast imaging. With HIMSS coming up in just a couple weeks, we’ve decided to share with you this great HIMSS survival guide we found on Healthcare IT News. Our favorite tip? Work hard and play hard. You will be […]

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Weekly Readings: Patients want, expect more information about radiation

Everything from radiation dose reduction and patient awareness to ethics in radiology has been popular this week in the health world, and this week’s edition of articles will provide you with some important knowledge in case you haven’t seen it yet. Radiation dose is an upcoming hot topic, especially with the controversial article that Consumer […]

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Understanding and Benefiting from HL7

HL7, or Health Level 7, is the standard the industry has chosen for communication between medical software/devices. This standard allows different manufacturers of medical software and equipment a standardized way of communicating so your facility can function and provide appropriate patient care. Most HL7 Interfaces communicate via TCP/IP.  Each HL7 vendor has an IP address, […]

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CIO Part 3: The Ultimate Change by mark

Installing a vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a lot of work, but don’t make it any harder than it has to be. Mark Watts, CRA, Associate Vice President of Utah-based medical technology company, Novarad, has some advice for any facility looking to make the change. This article is part three of three–don’t forget to read […]

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CIO Part 2: IT Issues

This article is part two of a series. The first post, CIO: Are you a data hoarder?, can be found here. That post reviewed the need to implement a more cost-effective, reliable form of data storage–one that doesn’t involve excessive maintenance costs (outdated servers) or use valuable facility space (again, outdated servers) all the while […]

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Hungry Hungry HIPAA(s)–Don’t Forget to Update Your Systems

Government regulations are ever-changing. Novarad gives you the tools to keep up. As healthcare providers, caring for patients includes protecting personal health information. Novarad works together with you to make sure you have everything your facility needs. Here are three key items we’ve noticed recently. 1. Healthcare facilities retaining non-compliant operating systems. Windows XP is […]

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CIO: Are you a data hoarder?

Is your SAN (Storage Area Network) old and expensive to maintain? Is a forced SAN migration in your future? It’s common knowledge that healthcare organizations are generating and storing more data than ever, and storage is becoming more affordable. It would seem companies could just keep adding storage to handle their expanding data stores; but […]

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