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Best Health Information Exchange is Huge Step Up From Paper Records

Medical practices moving away from paper records can find the process time consuming, but the results outstanding. The process may not be without its challenges, but moving to the best health information exchange brings a great many efficiencies. Offices that have gone through the process know that every staff member has to be completely on…
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PACS and Consistent Measurements: Saving Lives?

Software related to picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) are continually improving and offering different approaches that allow doctors and specialists to better serve their patients. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, lesion management software used in PACS has provided a more reliable and consistent method of studying metastatic…
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What is the Process for Centralized Image Storage?

The PACS market has grown over the last 10 years as the various procedures and image formats have evolved. To keep up with the proliferation of data, many healthcare professionals are developing a centralized image storage process to help them share the images and control costs in the process. The process requires a vendor neutral…
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Doctors Say Why Electronic Health Records Matter

Healthcare professionals spend a lifetime upholding the oath they took early in their careers. The oath requires them to care for the sick to the best of their abilities and judgment. Technology, no doubt, has assisted them throughout the centuries in keeping this oath. The latest generation of doctors has electronic health records (EHR) to…
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Features to Look For in Best PACS System

Film processing is expensive and storing the sensitive images can be a compliance problem for medical imaging offices. Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have been established not only to deal with cost and compliance issues, but to make sharing these images between healthcare professionals easier. The best PACS system can handle massive amounts of…
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Weighing in on Electronic Rural Hospital Data Storage

Limited budgets can limit the resources rural hospitals have in their data storage options. Some are finding that partnerships with larger hospitals in the region can ease the burden of storage needs, which seems to grow with each passing year. A recent study by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence found that rural hospital data storage…
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Why Correctly Routing Images in Radiology is So Important

Few in the medical community would argue that radiology and biomedical imaging is one of the most important factors in determining why patients are sick and how they can be properly treated. Most of those images must be correctly routed to the medical facilities where medical professionals can view them, so properly routing images is…
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Health Image Exchange, Rural Hospitals and Telemedicine: Missouri Steps Forward

Missouri has two major metropolitan communities that account for a large percent of its residents, but the agricultural state is largely rural. Rural communities across the nation continue to make strides to improve broadband access, as does Missouri. But along with that, the Show-Me-State is also improving its telemedicine care. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced…
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Hospital Data Loss Draws Tougher Scrutiny, Penalties

Every so often the medical community gets a reason to fear the loss of critical data concerning their patients’ personal medical information. Far greater than a lost laptop or stolen thumb drive, hospital data loss comes with some serious consequences when the system’s security has been compromised. When it comes to data security, lack of…
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How a Radiology PACS System Impacts Radiologists’ Decision Making

A picture archiving and communications system, more commonly referred to as a radiology PACS system, is proving to be an invaluable tool in radiology practices. Studies show that a radiology PACS system impacts the quality of patient care by their radiologist and consulting physicians. In a recent study, a group of radiologists were split into…
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