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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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Did You Know? Create an Advanced Worklist

Did you know that users can create an advanced worklist? Follow these steps… Select the blank or empty tab to the right of the Search worklist. Select New and the Advanced Worklist options window will expand. Create a name for the Worklist by typic it into the Worklist Name Field. Select the preferred criteria in each search field using the […]

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Did You Know? Contact Support from the Study Browser Help Menu

The Contact Support option allows users to submit general questions to Novarad’s Technical Support. To use the Contact Support option, complete the following steps: Click the Help menu on the Study Browser’s main toolbar, and select Contact Support. A Contact NovaPACS Technical Support dialog box will open. Enter the following information in the message window: Name […]

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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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Does it pay to be a radiologist?

Radiology Income Report

In the spring of this year, Medscape released their annual Radiologist Compensation Report. Radiologist income (annual average) scored fifth from the top at $375,000 dollars. This is an increase of $14,000 dollars over last year, or a six percent increase from 2015’s $351,000. Almost all radiologists polled attributed the radiologist income increase to patient volume. Why has there […]

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Did You Know? Adjust a Session Timeout

Guess what? Users are able to adjust a session timeout in the Admin Console! By default, each role for Novarad products will be automatically logged out—or session timed out—after 1 hour of inactivity. This helps enforce security and make sure Novarad products aren’t left inadvertently exposed and displaying on a machine when the user is […]

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Did You Know? New NovaPACS Label Option “Image Index”

There are times when users are working with images in the Image Viewer and they need to know which particular image they are viewing. The Image Number label displays the image number supplied in the DICOM file, which may not always be consistent or clear. To give users a better frame of reference, there is […]

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How to Change Font Size in the Instant Transcription Window

Users have a new font display slider bar in the Instant Transcription window when using Dragon dictation in the NovaPACS Diagnostic Viewer. It can be used to change font size within the viewer. The Dictation Window Font Display Size Adjustment will give users the ability to change the font display size in the dictation window. […]

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How To Get Started With Novarad’s New Customer Portal

Novarad’s new Customer Portal is a secure, one-stop shop for Novarad product information and training information, along with other important information such as professional services, training schedules, and upcoming events. Additionally, it provides both customers and employees access to Novarad’s blog, the latest product information, training resources, and documentation such as user manuals and new features […]

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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 Always Show Non-Reviewed STAT Studies

Did you know that Novarad Support can now configure NovaPACS products to always show non-reviewed STAT studies at the top of the Filtered Studies list, regardless of search filter settings? Enabling this setting will ensure that users will always be able to see STAT studies come through and give them to attention they need. For […]

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How to Toggle On/Off Docking Tabs

Did you know that users can toggle on/off the docking tabs in the NovaPACS Study Browser? Users now have the option to toggle on/off the docking tabs to prevent accidental relocation of any given tab in the NovaPACS Browser. Docking tabs include Filtered Studies, Patient History, Series, Images, Reports, Preliminary Impressions, Preliminary Impression Activity, and […]

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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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How to Record Preliminary Impressions on Preliminary Impressions List

The NovaPACS Diagnostic Viewer now supports a primary/secondary read workflow where users can review images and record preliminary impressions, and radiologists can view and agree/disagree with the findings. For more information on how to use and or record Preliminary Impression in NovaPACS, please view the video tutorial below. [x_video_embed type=”16:9″] [/x_video_embed][x_video_embed type=”16:9″] [/x_video_embed] […]

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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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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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4 tips for redesigning your workflow

[vc_column width=”1/2″]Workflow is just a tricky thing. You can’t possibly guess or be prepared for everything that’s going to happen. More often than not, things don’t work out the way you plan them. I see it every day in my work, even if I’m just trying to coordinate a simple meeting. One person can’t be […]

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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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