Physician Burnout: What is it and How to Prevent it

Physician Burnout: What is it and How to Prevent it

In the US, physician burnout grew about 20 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to researchers writing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Burnout typically involves physical and emotional exhaustion, usually paired with feelings of reduced motivation, increased cynicism, ineffectiveness, or discouragement. Common causes of physician burnout include heavy workloads, regulatory burdens, a lack of support from […]

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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: The Inside View

In a season of horror movies and haunted houses, doctors and researchers are investigating more real-life scares. For the CDC, FDA, and state and local health agencies, that includes a nationwide outbreak of lung injuries linked to vaping. As of October 8, 2019, the CDC has been informed of 1,299 cases of lung injury across […]

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RVUs in Radiology: 3 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

If you have spent any time in the healthcare field you may have heard about RVU in a variety of contexts, including when used for medical billing or to figure out the optimal workload for medical jobs. When broken down, RVU can help you understand how certain services are measured to get the most value […]

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Getting the Bigger Picture of Radiologist Burnout

Does physician care go hand-in-hand with patient care? We know it does — when a healthcare practitioner faces these issues, so do their patients. In our last post on mental health for healthcare workers, we addressed how physician burnout can have adverse effects on patient care. Radiologist burnout has previously been looked at as a […]

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Yes, Radiology Can (And Should) Benefit from Clinical Decision Support

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Did you know that 25 percent of all advanced imaging services are clinically inappropriate? If you didn’t, you’ve probably had an inkling about it and likely have experienced it yourself. This wastes time and money, causes unnecessary use of radiation, and devalues radiological services. This is just one of the problems that clinical decision support […]

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How the “Silver Tsunami” of an Aging Population is Affecting Radiology

As the baby boomer generation ages, the U.S. healthcare industry is preparing for what is being referred to as a “silver tsunami” of older patients. According to the U.S Census Bureau, by 2035, senior citizens will outnumber youth for the first time in U.S. history, with populations of 78 million and 76.4 million, respectively. This […]

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Radiology: Standing Up to Cancer

How is Radiology Helping Fight Cancer? In honor of International Stand Up to Cancer Day, September 13, let’s take a look at a few of the newer ways that radiology is helping to fight cancer. Combining Radiology Reports With AI A team of scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown that an artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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A Guide to Forensic Radiology and Future Trends

Forensic Radiology and The Future When most people hear the word “forensics” they picture teams of people in full-body suits squinting over crime scenes with flashlights and running objects for fingerprints. But the reality is that there is much more to forensics than what you see on television. Forensic radiology, for example, can be a […]

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Dollars and Sense: Equal Relative Value Units (RVU) in Radiology

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In all medical specialties, whether they be in private practice, small hospital, large medical center or entire enterprise, success boils down to two things: dollars…and sense. If clinicians do what makes sense for their patients, and if they do it sensibly, a profit is turned at the end of the billing period. Excellence in patient […]

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HIPAA and Wound Care: Photos Matter!

For some time, radiology has been the undisputed champion of the medical specialties when it comes to creation and transmission of medical images. Be it PET, MRI, CT, radiography or a combination thereof, most medical “photography” still falls under the umbrella of radiology. While that isn’t likely to change anytime soon, Wound Care has emerged […]

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Novarad Debuts Mammography Software Optimized for Multi-Modality Radiologists

SALT LAKE CITY—November 20, 2018—Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, announced new mammography software, NovaMG PRO, specifically for multi-modality radiologists that read mammography as well as non-mammography studies. By using the same workstation, a compatible PACS user interface and optimizing human performance engineering – radiologists become more efficient. With mammography, […]

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Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System is the First Solution for Microsoft HoloLens 510(k) Cleared by the FDA for Medical Use

SALT LAKE CITY—October 24, 2018— The OpenSight® Augmented Reality System is the first AR medical solution for Microsoft HoloLens cleared by the FDA receiving 510(k) clearance for use in pre-operative surgical planning. Building upon decades of Novarad’s experience in image processing, OpenSight renders 2D, 3D and 4D images of patients interactively, while accurately overlaying them […]

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Novarad CEO Dr. Wendell Gibby Honored as Gold Winner in the Annual 2018 CEO World Awards® Achievement of the Year Category

SALT LAKE CITY—July 31, 2018—The CEO of Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging, Dr. Wendell Gibby, has been announced as a winner in the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the Achievement of the Year Category. Gibby earned recognition for successfully carrying out the world’s first augmented reality assisted surgery with the company’s OpenSight® advanced visualization system. Winners […]

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Enterprise Imaging, Threat or Opportunity for Radiology?

The majority of the US hospitals are looking for a VNA or Vendor Neutral Archive to facilitate future PACS upgrades and/or changes in PACS vendors and also to allow different specialties to make use of this enterprise-wide asset to archive and manage their images. An additional advantage of the VNA is that it also becomes […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 2

This is the second part of two articles detailing the top ten considerations for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) selection and implementation. In the first part we discussed selecting a VNA for the right reason, picking the right approach (top-down or bottom-up), considering the workflow, ensuring it fits into your image exchange strategy, and paying attention […]

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Cozad Community Hospital Selects Novarad for PACS

COZAD, NEB. – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has recently entered into contract with Cozad Community Hospital of Cozad, Neb. for PACS. The healthcare system chose to go with Novarad for greater convenience and improved pricing. Cozad Community Hospital is a full-service hospital committed to providing the best possible […]

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New Website, Cost-Based ROI Calculator for EI

SALT LAKE CITY (March 2, 2018) – Novarad, a Utah-based medical software company, has announced the launch of its new website located at www.novarad.net, including richer content and a convenient, hard cost-based enterprise imaging ROI Calculator. Novarad’s Enterprise Imaging ROI Calculator uses an equation based on market observation and in-house research that takes into account […]

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Novarad partners with Texas-based radiology group

WACO, Texas (October 13, 2017) – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has recently entered into contract with Radiology Consultants of Texas to provide PACS, RIS and TeleRad Software as part of an effort to improve the facility’s imaging capabilities. “The Radiology Consultants of Texas are great people doing important […]

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Dose monitoring on the rise: What are you doing?

The rate of CT scans over the last 35 years has increased over 166 percent! We’ve gone from 3 million CT scans performed in 1980 to 80 million scans being performed in 2015. There are multiple reasons for this rate of increase: growth in population, ageing of baby boomers, and advancements in radiology. This also […]

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Novarad Selected as Semifinal Candidate for Three Categories in 2017 Minnies Awards

SALT LAKE CITY (August 25, 2017) – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has been selected as a semifinal candidate for three categories in the 2017 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com’s campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. Earlier this year, Novarad’s OpenSight augmented reality software was […]

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