Image Sharing Supports Triple Aim's Goal of Lowered Costs

Posted by Josh Nash on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

This post is the last in a series that addresses how enterprise image access and viewing, using a mobile enterprise image viewer such as ResolutionMD®, meets the three goals of healthcare reform’s Triple Aim: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower costs.

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Tags: Telehealth Solutions, EHR

How Telestroke and Image Sharing Meet Triple Aim’s Population Health Goals

Posted by Josh Nash on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

This post is the second in a series that addresses how enterprise image access and viewing, using a mobile enterprise image viewer such as ResolutionMD®, meets the three goals of healthcare reform’s Triple Aim: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower costs.

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Tags: Telehealth Solutions, EHR

How Enterprise Imaging Meets Triple Aim’s Goal of Better Patient Experience of Care

Posted by Josh Nash on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

This post is the first in a series that addresses how enterprise image access and viewing, using a mobile enterprise image viewer such as ResolutionMD®, meets the three goals of healthcare reform’s Triple Aim: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower costs.

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Tags: Telehealth Solutions, EHR

Frankenstein Mix of Old Tech with New Health IT Security Leads to HIPAA Violations

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Recent news of fines for HIPAA violations are shining a spotlight on the need for providers to secure protected health information (PHI) with tools that support modern security. On October 18, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that St. Joseph Health (SJH) will pay $2.14 million fine for HIPAA violation. The provenance of this violation offers an important lesson for all providers who want to mitigate their risk.

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Tags: EHR, HIPAA, Security

Radiology Primary Use of Telehealth in Booming Virtual Care Industry

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Telehealth Services Expected to Grow to $1 Billion by End of 2017

Recent data from the American Telehealth Association[1] shows radiology leading the use of telehealth for patient care. About 20 million Americans benefitted by receiving care via telehealth and in 8 million of those cases the care was from radiology. In comparison, 1.9 million were cardiac monitoring cases, 750,000 were online primary care or urgent care sessions, 650,000 were neurophysiological monitoring cases and another 500,000 were mental health sessions.

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Tags: Telehealth Solutions, EHR

Today’s Enterprise Image Viewing Needs: Multi-Platform, Multi-Modality, Multi-Format and Multi-Departmental

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Fri, Oct 7, 2016

Digital patient imaging is in the midst of a sea of change. First, the use of digital patient imaging is expanding outside radiology into other clinical departments such as dermatology, ophthalmology, pathology and more, expanding both the modalities and numbers of images. At the same time, value-based care, cost pressures and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has increased the need to share patient images outside radiology. As these two trends rapidly advance, hospitals and health systems need to manage patient images across the enterprise, which requires new strategies and technologies.

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Tags: EHR

Answering the Complex Questions of VNA Implementation with an Enterprise Image Viewer

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The concept behind vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) appeals broadly to today’s healthcare providers: a non-proprietary archive of patient images of any type and any image-related data that can be accessed from any PACS or enterprise image viewer. With their promise of access to all images and image data regardless of provenance, VNAs are quickly becoming a central element of medical enterprise image management[1] strategies.

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Tags: EHR

Providers Go Mobile to Advance Healthcare Reform

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Mobile devices are playing an increasingly important role in clinical care, particularly as providers work to shift to value-based care. Sharing patient data, both to coordinate care and decrease duplicative imaging and testing, is a key component of value-based care. Today, providers recognize that smartphones and tablets make this patient data access convenient and efficient.

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Tags: Mobility

New Model for Stroke Care Brings the Hospital to the Patient

Posted by Josh Nash on Fri, Sep 9, 2016

In the United States, the 2015 rate of stroke incidence was just under 800,000 people a year. A particularly disturbing contribution to this statistic is the increasing number of strokes among those aged 50 to 55, which has resulted in a corresponding increase in hospitalizations[1]. With these changes, stroke is an increasingly important topic of concern for hospitals today as they focus on population health. One way that providers are improving care is to literally bring the hospital to the patient in a mobile stroke unit, or MSU.

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Tags: Mobility

Calgary Scientific Primed to Meet Growing Diagnostic Imaging Needs Across Asia

Posted by Jonathan Draper on Fri, Sep 2, 2016

The use of diagnostic imaging is increasing across the globe and the total market is expected to reach $45 billion by 2022.[1] Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing segment of this market due to many of the same issues that have impacted the growth of imaging in North America and Europe. These factors include growth in incidence of chronic disease, aging populations and government healthcare initiatives for the modernization of healthcare infrastructures.

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