Apr 14

Should your Orthopedic Practice Manage Medical Images in the Cloud?

The cloud. Everyone is talking about it.  But when it comes to image management, how can it actually benefit your orthopedic practice? Read on to learn how a cloud-based approach to image management can give your clinic a leg up over traditional picture archiving communications systems (PACS).

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Apr 09

How Imaging Portals can Satisfy Meaningful Use Stage 2

Now that 2014 is in full swing, we need to address that topic in the back of everyone’s minds: Meaningful Use Stage 2.  This year marks the beginning of eligibility for MU2, and it’s time to start thinking about ways your institution can qualify. 

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Apr 07

Planning for Medical Image Sharing Portals: A Quick Guide

A decade ago, communicating with patients and colleagues through the web was out of the question – the technology simply wasn’t available.

But times, they are a changin’, and today, digital channels are transforming the way we interact in the medical world.

Online portals have the potential to fundamentally change the way we share information and collaborate on cases. One area that needs a lot of attention is imaging. How many cases has your organization been involved with this year where diagnostic imaging played a key role? If you stop and think about it, you need access to patient scans to handle most sophisticated cases. Being able to distribute imaging data through the web is critical.

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Apr 02

3 Signs You Should Consider a Medical Image Exchange Platform

In the music industry, iPods replaced CDs, CDs replaced cassette tapes, and cassette tapes replaced vinyl records.  What’s the pattern here?  None of the aforementioned technologies failed.  New, better options simply replaced the soon-to-be antiquated ones. 

 

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Mar 31

What does it take to Deploy a Medical Image Sharing Platform?

Have you ever imagined how much easier your day could be if you didn’t have to burn patient image exams onto a CD? How nice would it be if imaging data could be automatically transferred from your PACS to another PACS without VPNs? The truth is, this is becoming a reality for medical practices around the world.   Over the past five years, there has been a huge increase in the number of organizations adopting software for medical image distribution.

As a medical imaging software specialist, I’ve been in the trenches with countless organizations as they transition to cloud software. I’ve seen my fair share of roll-outs.  In this post I’m going to reveal what it takes to get set up and to ensure your transition goes smoothly. 

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Mar 27

3 Essential Insights About Patient Gateways Every Doctor Should Know


You are coming to this blog because you either have, or are interested in implementing a patient gateway.  You are taking an excellent and essential step for your practice.  

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Mar 25

Virtual Second Opinion Services are Changing the Landscape of Healthcare Delivery

The world is getting smaller. Continental boundaries are dissipating as the online world expands.  People in disparate locations are becoming more connected with the growing popularity of social media sites and other platforms of virtual communication. The cyber world enables individuals to share ideas, collaborate on business ventures, exchange goods, and even engage in life experiences together.  

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Mar 20

3 Ways to Calm the Madness with Online Medical Image Sharing

It’s that time of year again: March Madness. While this is a great concept for college basketball and interoffice bracket competitiveness, “madness” is not a word you want describing your medical practice. 

In emergency situations, chaos comes with the territory, but it’s important to leverage current technology to keep the chaos in check. Medical image sharing tools are especially helpful in calming the madness. Below we outline how medical image sharing can be utilized to deliver better patient care and keep your institution at the top of its game.

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Mar 18

The Future of Medical Image Sharing: 6 Trends to Watch

A few years ago, your choices for sharing medical images were quite limited. It came down to two options, CDs or virtual private networks (VPNs).  Image exams were burned onto CDs and mailed to a new destination, or they were given to a patient to hand-carry to an appointment. For technologically savvy institutions, VPNs were implemented as secure pipelines to connect various institutions for data sharing.

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Mar 17

Your Guide to Medical Image Transfer in Clinical Trials

 

The clinical research sector is not immune from the power of medical imaging. The force of image technology is sweeping through healthcare and CROs are taking full advantage.  In this blog we will discuss some of the challenges clinical trial organizations face when handling medical images, how cloud technology can facilitate this future, and what to look for when shopping for an image management vendor.   

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