Scalability; a Vendor Neutral Archive Necessity

Scalability; a Vendor Neutral Archive Necessity

A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) gives healthcare facilities the opportunity to share information, promote progress, and increase the accuracy of diagnoses and patient care plans. However, there are discrepancies in how companies design their VNAs. Some have limited space for storage, some offer imprecise one-size-fits-all plans, and some offer specialized viewers that only work with […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Clinical Decision Support Right Now

Over the past few months we have fielded several calls, emails and inquiries for information related to the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) mandate which was passed into law in 2014 as a part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). The law set the deadline for CDS implementation for January 1, 2016. The questions […]

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How will enterprise imaging improve your patient care?

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with every new healthcare technology that crops up day to day. Furthermore, how do you know that these things aren’t just fad technologies? How do you know what’s here to stay (at least until the next big thing comes along in five to ten years)? Does this struggle sound familiar? […]

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Why AI? The Potential for Computer Minds in Imaging

[vc_column width=”1/2″]Let’s play a quick guessing game. What do the following movies have in common? I, Robot. A Space Odyssey. The Terminator. The Matrix. They address the potential threat machines hold to humanity’s way of life. There is perhaps no greater perpetual source of innovation than the study and development of artificial intelligence. Simultaneously, it […]

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Dear Radiologist: 5 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement

As a radiologist, you likely have the ability to affect more patients in one shift than any other physician at your facility may in a week; unfortunately, many patients do not understand the purpose of radiology. In a 2012 survey, 64 percent of patients indicated that they had no idea what radiology’s part was in the care […]

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The Best of RSNA 2015

[vc_column width=”1/1″ fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”]Perhaps the most exciting part of any RSNA meeting is the knowledge that is exchanged, and the hope for the future of imaging. This year at RSNA, we learned about everything from advancements in 3D printing to what methods of leadership are the most effective in the workplace. Here is a short […]

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Joint Commission Standards 2015: July 1 Deadline

[vc_column width=”1/2″]If you are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), you‘re probably aware of the new Elements of Performance (EP) related to Diagnostic imaging. The Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services, effective July 1, 2015, are listed to the right. It really boils down to successfully keeping track of your facility’s radiation dosages, which can […]

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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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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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