Getting tired of Chicago? You shouldn’t be!

Getting tired of Chicago? You shouldn’t be!

RSNA is tiring for everyone who attends (if you’ve found a way around it, share your secrets please!), but after the conference day is over, Chicago is still one of the most exciting, history-filled cities in the country. The city comes alive with all sorts of events during the holiday season, and this year is most likely […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month & Radiology: Imaging’s Role

It’s November, and while most people are starting to think about the holidays and everything that goes along with them, November is a very important month in the medical world. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. One in 11 Americans have diabetes, and with 86 million […]

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Voice Recognition, Is It Good Enough?

Gone are the days of a transcriptionist ensuring perfectly dictated reports. Though voice recognition is far from perfect, it’s not going anywhere. Although voice recognition software has its setbacks, the software can streamline and automate your system, saving time and money. In the article The key to a successful standardized structured reporting program? Get radiologists on board. […]

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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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Virtual Reality Applications in Radiology

Virtual Reality (VR) and radiology application is not a new concept. We’ve toyed with the idea since the 1980s but new technologies have made leaps and bounds to making this tech more and more viable, as well as more compact and user-friendly. Will Smartphones Bring Virtual Reality to Radiology? – ITN This ITN article talks about […]

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Novarad prepares new ChameleonDR™ Digital Radiography Solution for RSNA

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah-based healthcare technology company Novarad will be exhibiting its ChameleonDR ™ Digital Radiography solution at RSNA 2016 in Chicago, Ill. The ChameleonDR solution is made up of a software component and a DR plate. It is equipped with Novarad’s proprietary A3™ image post processing technology, an Advanced, Automated, and Adaptive approach that enables […]

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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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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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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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One (Easy) Step to Interoperability

In February, the Obama administration announced that various healthcare stake holders had pledged to help advance the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the following: “We are working to unlock health care data and information so that providers are better informed and […]

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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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Anything But Forgotten: Advancements in Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

In 2014, researchers at Rush University discovered that the annual number of deaths each year due to Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. among people at least 75 years of age is about 500,000. Just 84,000 are typically reported on death certificates. This means that Alzheimer’s is actually far more widespread than most of us believe, […]

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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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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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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 Dose Management?

Is your patient radiation dose management in place? If it isn’t, you could be setting yourself up for a serious game of catch-up. The Joint Commission’s (TJC) decision in 2014 to regulate radiation dose management  is now a national discussion. Radiation exposure to the average American has increased by three times what it was in […]

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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 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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