Jan 26

Shrinking Barriers to Patient Centered Care

As technology remains at the forefront of prominent healthcare trends, growing mHealth Solutions and global telemedicine markets have reified the predictions of many who previously envisioned the healthcare industry’s tech driven evolution. 

In 2015, we witnessed healthcare organizations continue to integrate the use of connected devices, apps, and remote consultation services alongside shifting patient-care models. This enabled patients to seek access to care from anywhere at anytime. One the patient side, the growth of mHealth app usage has provided evidence towards patients’ willingness to adopt these new technologies being offered by providers. 

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Jan 19

Redefining Medical Image Management to Reimagine Healthcare

This blog post was written by DICOM Grid CEO, Morris Panner, and originally published on HealthTech.

Over the past few decades, technology has changed healthcare in numerous ways, but the most profound transformations are emerging in the mobile age. For centuries, medical help was available only from clinicians in close proximity to the patient. As technology advanced in the 20th century, medical professionals were able to collaborate at a distance but still faced limitations and delays that were an obstacle to quickly delivering the most effective care.

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Jan 12

Technology: Bringing Patient Care into Focus

This blog post was written by DICOM Grid CEO, Morris Panner, and originally published on Advanced Healthcare Network. 

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Jan 08

Why do second opinions matter?

A second opinion can be one of the most valuable tools in the medical field when it comes to ensuring proper diagnosis and treatment. So why is it reported that nearly half of Americans never seek a medical second opinion? Second opinions matter more than most people realize. According to a recent study, 10% to 20% of cases are delayed, missed or incorrect.

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Jan 05

5 Healthcare Trends to Watch For in 2016

In 2015, we heard time and time again that the healthcare landscape was changing rapidly as we moved from a fee for service world to a risk-based/value-based world. But what does that mean? Essentially, providers used to get paid for doing procedures and under new healthcare regulations they are incentivized to avoid unnecessary procedures. The implications are that providers and healthcare networks most move from old siloed systems to interoperable and collaborative frameworks. In 2016, we'll see a continued move in this direction across healthcare and particularly medical imaging, as new innovations make interoperability a reality. 

Here are the top 5 health care trends to keep your eye on in 2016 and stay tuned for a handy infographic after trend #2. 

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Dec 21

How Cloud Medical Image Management Saved Santa

Sit by the fire everyone…it’s time for the annual tale of how Santa sprained his ankle while climbing down the chimney. You’ve never heard this one before? Never? Wow, that’s surprising. In that case, we’d be happy to tell you how although Santa was very injured, he received a little modern day Cloud magic to make sure his doctor back at the North Pole could offer him some advice.

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Dec 10

3 Barriers that Prevent Widespread Adoption of Advanced mHealth Solutions

This blog post was written by DICOM Grid CEO, Morris Panner, and originally published on HITECH Answers.

Mobile devices have transformed the way we communicate and conduct business. Some basic types of mobile healthcare (mHealth) solutions are already widely in use, and about 70% of Americans monitor health and wellness using apps like step and calorie counters. However, millions more are beginning to use mobile apps for access to medical information, monitoring of serious health conditions and as a secure method of communication between patients and physicians.

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Nov 11

Patients Share MRI Experience via Twitter

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Nov 09

Top Tips for Launching Patient Portals

This post was originally posted on Advance Healthcare Network on November 2, 2015.

Medical facilities in the U.S. are known for the cutting-edge technology they use to treat patients, but until fairly recently, hospitals, medical centers, doctors' offices and other care facilities typically lagged behind in adopting technology to efficiently manage records, data and patient-care team communication. Healthcare reform efforts were designed specifically to address that with incentives that promote digital communication and recordkeeping, and these measures have helped move the needle. Today, more providers use technology to share medical histories and communicate with patients. This moves well beyond the traditional notice of appointments and now includes delicate and sophisticated patient information including, in its best iteration, diagnostic imaging such as CTs, MRIs and Echos.

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Nov 05

'Interoperability', Say That Five Times Fast!

In the face of systematic and technological changes throughout the healthcare industry, very few key elements driving the industry’s shift have remained as pertinent as ‘interoperability’. Systems for gathering, displaying, and analyzing data have long allowed patients and physicians the benefit of deriving knowledge from clinical data. Now, the efforts of many have shifted towards an approach to improve interoperability in a move to fuse information across disparate systems for bigger and better data. 

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