What’s Trending in Healthcare? Top 5 Posts

With so many blogs out there about various medical subjects, it can be hard to keep up on healthcare trends! Here to help you navigate the “good stuff” are five interesting or important posts I picked from the Novarad blog. Are hackers cherry-picking your patient information? The number one concern right now in healthcare (and […]

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Radiologist Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Negative Consequences

Did you know that radiologists rank 7th highest in burnout for physicians? Maybe we’ve been so focused on patient satisfaction that we’ve forgotten to worry about physician satisfaction. So what can be done to reduce burnout? Let’s take a look. In the articles 6 steps to reduce radiologist burnout and More control, less stress: 5 strategies to reduce […]

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Women’s Imaging… What’s Best?

Back in January, I read an article titled The year ahead in radiology: 9 trends to watch in 2016. One of the highlights was “Breast screening debate will continue to rage.” Well, here we are, two months away from 2017, and this was definitely an accurate statement. The most obvious part of it: when women should start […]

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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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Are you up-to-date with ACR requirements? An overview of recent changes

The American College of Radiology (ACR) constantly updates its radiology requirements, as well as its feedback and opinion on current issues affecting radiology. With all of these frequent updates, it can be difficult to keep up with the healthcare roller coaster of progress, issues, and trends. It seems as though change is the norm! ACR, […]

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Are hackers cherry-picking your patient information?

Maybe they aren’t right now, but if they did they could grab a whole lot more patient information that you probably think they could. In this article by Joseph Conn of Modern Healthcare, he outlines multiple aspects of the hack at Banner Health, and the many different kinds of information that needs to be secured […]

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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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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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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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How to Merge Patients in the RIS

Written by Tony Moreno, Implementation Engineer at Novarad We know that sometimes things get hectic, and it’s possible that a patient might have more than one record in NovaRIS. This could happen because of a misspelled name or simply not realizing that the patient has already visited your facility. To fix this issue, the patient […]

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Novarad in Chicago: RSNA 2014

Every December, Novarad sets up shop in Chicago, IL for a few days. The reason: one of the world’s largest industry trade shows, RSNA. It’s always been a great place for us. We get to show ourselves off in front of all the right people, all under one roof. This year was no different—in fact, […]

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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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Novarad at RSNA 2014: Sneak Peek

In anticipation of RSNA, we’ve decided to go over a few key points about what you can expect to see from us at the trade show. We have some really exciting things to show off, including a brand new UI, a new universal viewer and even more additions to our  NovaGlass viewer. Everyone at Novarad […]

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Nova3D+ advanced visualization receives FDA clearance

Good news, everyone! Our latest advancement in image processing, Nova3D+, was just cleared by the FDA for diagnostic purposes. Nova3D+ is our advanced visualization software. It provides users with high-resolution, 3D images of the body. It also enables a completely virtual, non-invasive colonoscopy—which is fascinating (more on that later). It doesn’t force you to switch […]

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Nova3D+: Advanced Visualization Software

Novarad has engineered an advanced visualization software which differs from the two standard models that exist in the marketplace today. The two current models are first, a CPU-based server that renders the images for the client, before viewing them. The second is a system where the images are rendered using a proprietary 3D image reconstruction […]

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Two New Sites in Ohio

In addition to the three new sites in Nebraska, Novarad has worked to add two new sites in the nation’s heartland. During the month of July, Novarad added two sites in the state of Ohio. We would like to welcome the following sites as Novarad Customers: Bone & Joint Surgeons. An orthopaedic medical practice in […]

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Iroquois Memorial Hospital’s ‘Nova Project’ Delivers Big Returns

Written by Tim Smith, Iroquois Memorial Hospital Interim Chief Information Officer Iroquois Memorial Hospital, a community hospital located in Watseka, Ill., embarked on initiative earlier this year to replace a number of its legacy radiology technologies. This initiative, named ‘Nova Project,’ was kicked off because its radiologists and referring physicians required improved functionality that existing […]

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