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Novarad – KLAS Partnership

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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New CMS Reimbursement Regulations for Film, CR – What You Need to Know!

New CMS standards for reimbursement when it comes to computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) X-ray imaging are coming into effect soon. January 1, 2017 to be specific. Here’s what you need to know to help save money and upgrade the quality of your imaging department. The Reimbursement Changes The most immediate payment reduction comes […]

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Radiology Pieces of Interest: New Technology

New technologies have come to the forefront of the medical world that have great potential to greatly benefit the radiology industry. Here are 5 articles that show some of the different technologies and how they will impact both the radiology and healthcare industries. IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare – […]

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Don’t Let Insurers Financially Weigh You Down

Medical reimbursement is continually getting more complicated. From Insurance companies refusing to pay, to Medicare and the Affordable Healthcare Act. It’s getting harder for facilities to receive their reimbursement. This is affecting all areas of healthcare, especially radiology due to the high cost of exams. Now what can you do to keep your facility ahead? […]

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Product Development: Is your vendor there for you?

So, all your systems run fine for your needs. No need for updates. No need for new technology. Doesn’t that sound laughable? Friends and acquaintances, employees and coworkers, are always complaining about technology. That’s why there continue to be new cellphones, laptops, tablets, kindles, smart-boards, interactive monitors, etc. Each of these were designed specifically to […]

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Seamless Workflow and Lifetime Upgrades program at RSNA

[vc_column width=”1/2″]The weeks leading up to RSNA are always some of the most hectic for members of the imaging industry. They are also some of the most exciting. This RSNA is particularly exciting for Novarad. Not only have we made some great strides in our user interface, but we have officially christened one of our greatest […]

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How to add a Novarad user in the admin console

Need a recap? Look no further. Here’s a short, 12-step process for adding a new Novarad user in the admin console. Once logged in to the NovaPACS or NovaRIS Admin Console, go to the ‘Users’ tab, click on the ‘Add’ button, then click the radio button for ‘Novarad User.’ In the field next to ‘Username,’ […]

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Important ICD-10 Announcement

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″]Novarad customers, With the ICD-10 deadline set for October 1, 2015, we anticipate that many of you will need to update your systems to reflect these legislative requirements. When you are ready to make the update please contact Novarad Technical Support at 801-221-5895. If you are on PACS/RIS 8.2.X, we anticipate […]

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NovaradConnect: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

We recently finished another NovaradConnect conference, and this year’s meeting was a huge success! This year we travelled to Dallas, TX and held the conference at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. We had a good turnout for the conference, which ran from Wednesday to Friday September 2-4. On Wednesday we had our […]

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Novarad to release new NovaMG Digital Mammography System

We are proud to announce that we have developed a new mammography viewer, available now to all Novarad users. It’s built within NovaPACS, to integrate seamlessly and enable you to read mammography studies at the same workstation you use for everything else. Following is the official press release.   Novarad releases new NovaMG™ Digital Mammography […]

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How to Create a Standard Report

Follow the steps below to create a standard report. Create a Standard Report In the Image Viewer, go to Menu, then to Study, then to Manage Report Workflow, and then Choose Datasource. Select NovaRIS, then Menu, then Reports, and then click on Standard Reports. Click on the ‘Add Standard Report’ link. Report Name: Type report […]

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Weekly Readings: AHRA in review, art meets medicine in Austria

From AHRA trends to questionable pharmaceutical promotions, here’s the week in review. 1. [Video] Trends in Radiology at AHRA 2015 – ITN For a review of the trending things at AHRA, go watch this video from ITN featuring an interview with Dave Fox, the president of AHRA. 2. Art meets medicine: New 3D tour of heart […]

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Weekly Readings: Medicare’s anniversary, ICD-10 prep, and Angelina Jolie

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]This week wishes a happy anniversary to government-funded health insurance program, Medicare/Medicaid. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act. At the time, about half of those 65 and older didn’t have health insurance, and were […]

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7 Reasons to Bring the Family to User Group

[vc_row parallax=”” parallax_image=”” inner_container=”” no_margin=”” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” marginless_columns=””][vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Are you thinking about coming to Novarad Connect, but you don’t want to leave your family? Why not bring them with you! This year, Novarad Connect is on Labor Day weekend, and it is the perfect opportunity to turn it into a family […]

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Novarad to offer the NextGate EMPI solution

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Imagine a common scenario. A receptionist attempts to look up a patient record, but types his name wrong. It turns out he already has a record with another of your facilities, but they called him Rob instead of Robert. The receptionist does not know this, so she makes the appointment anyways. […]

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How to create a fax distribution rule for a referring physician

[vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Step One 1. From the Reports tab, select Distribution Rules.[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4385″]Step Two 1. Select “Add New Distribution Rule.”[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4386″]Step Three 1. Click on the drop-down menu. 2. Select “Referring.”[image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”4387″][vc_column fade=”” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]Step Four 1. […]

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The PACS Purchasing Paradox: When Providers Overpay for Under-Service

Why is it that providers often choose software that is inefficient and overpriced? No one does that on purpose, but it’s a big decision. The responsibility of picking a PACS system can leave providers feeling over-matched. When you feel pressure, you turn to what is familiar. According to the KLAS 2015 PACS report, the number one […]

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Weekly Readings: ICD-10 testing lags, hygiene education for rads, and more.

1. ICD-10 testing lags among providers – FierceHealthIT A recent survey has indicated that some providers do not intend to even conduct ICD-10 testing. Most respondents did intend to go through with it eventually, but a rather small percentage of providers indicated that they had completed external testing (17 percent), and a slightly larger percent indicated […]

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Weekly Readings: Test your ICD-10 skills, learn about crowdsourced CPR, and more

[vc_column width=”1/2″]As promised, the first link in this weekly article selection is a way to test your ICD-10 skills before the October deadline comes rolling around (although to be fair, it looks as though there may be a transition period). The remainder of this week’s articles concern crowdsourced CPR, EHR adoption, pediatric CT use, and […]

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