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Benefits of DICOM Image Exchange: Across All Fields

The Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard has a history dating back to the early 1980s. If you weren’t a manufacturer of computed tomography or a specialist in magnetic resonance imaging, you probably couldn’t decode images until the DICOM standard was developed. By 1983, the American College of Radiology and the National Electrical…
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Three Ways Tools Like Vendor Neutral Archiving are Changing Workflows at Hospitals … Large and Small

Vendor Neutral Archiving Leading the Way to Better Image Management The amount of data being generated by the healthcare community is not decreasing. In fact, there is a need to find larger, more reliable spaces to store healthcare data, including medical images, which can be quite massive. Vendor neutral archiving is giving providers a more…
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Best PACS System: Explaining the Benefits to Patients

The picture archiving and communication system (PACS) most hospitals are working with today have outlived their original duties and are being pushed beyond their limits. Fortunately, this medical imaging technology that offers cost-effective storage is getting an overhaul by vendors who truly know what it means to offer storage, viewing and sharing solutions that cater…
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Best Health Information Exchange: Where do You Fit in?

By now everyone involved with healthcare has heard about or been touched in some way by health information exchange (HIE). By the middle of 2013, about half of all physicians in the U.S. were actively using an electronic health records system. The question is, are they using the best health information exchange available? The best…
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Rochester Medical Center Ditches Traditional CD Image Problems (What You Can Learn)

How CD Technology is Taking a Back Seat to Offsite Solutions The healthcare community might have been slow, and perhaps appropriately, to taking to the cloud for imaging solutions, but the migration to offsite solutions has certainly begun. A great example of why this is happening is evident in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s…
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PACS and True VNA: What You Should Know

The healthcare community has caught on to the vendor neutral archiving (VNA) trend in a big way. As the search for the perfect picture archiving and communication system (PACS) ensues, many administrators are beginning to wonder what constitutes true VNA. Many people have differing views on what VNA is, which is why some providers implement…
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Setting up a Vendor Neutral Archiving System: Easier, Faster and Better Than You Think

Despite the promise of smoother sailing with a vendor neutral archiving (VNA) system, some healthcare providers are still edgy about the prospect because they don’t want to disrupt the way clinical users currently work with the system. There are a few tips to consider when making the transition. Providers who have gone through the process…
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Rural Hospital Data: How to Adapt and Thrive

Connecting With Better Solutions for Rural Hospital Data Can rural hospitals thrive in today’s market? Not unlike corporate farming that has taken over the small family farm operation in rural America, hospitals are increasingly eyeing collaborative solutions, which can compromise their ability to remain independent. However, when it comes to dealing with rural hospital data,…
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Archiving Structured Data (HL7) Can Solve Big Radiology Problems

Coming to Grips with Archiving Structured Data (HL7) In this age of digital technology and constant connection to the Internet, one would think that gaining access to medical imaging and archiving structured data (HL7) would be hassle free. However, many providers find that electronic medical records are not easy to access, and there are a…
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Combat Hospital Data Loss With Accessibility, Archiving

Complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is not something most healthcare providers find to be a simple task. However, violating HIPAA regulations means fines, something most smaller providers can’t afford to risk. There are rules regarding hospital data loss and making sure data is backed up in a secure fashion. To…
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