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DICOM Exchange and VNA: Hand in Hand for Image Success

It’s well established that the Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard is the preferred method for handling, storing, printing and sharing medical imaging. It’s also becoming more established that when a DICOM exchange is mixed with vendor neutral archiving systems (VNA), the coupling proves extremely valuable. Some would argue that the DICOM exchange…
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Got PACS: You Also Need DICOM

DICOM is the standard for handling, printing, sharing and storing medical imaging. Essentially, DICOM is an application layer network protocol developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the AmericanCollege of Radiology for CAT, Ultrasound and MRI scan images. Widely successful and implemented, DICOM is now controlled by the DICOM Standards Committee. PACS allow medical…
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Hospital Data Loss Affects the Majority of Hospitals

According to a recent Ponemon Institute survey, healthcare facilities have struggled to keep patient data secure. Almost 95 percent of healthcare organizations said they have leaked data within the last two years. Most of these leaks are due to staff negligence, but some of the issues are tied up in the technology used to store…
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How VNA Powers up IT Healthcare Management at Critical Access Hospitals

For those living in densely populated areas, you might be surprised to learn that there are more than 2,000 rural hospitals serving roughly one-fifth of America’s population living in remote areas. They are called critical access hospitals, and while they might not have the resources of the larger hospitals in urban centers, they provide a…
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Healthcare Enterprise and VNA: Starts with Strategy

Healthcare providers across the nation are looking at ways they can establish a better and more secure healthcare enterprise. The ones that are succeeding are doing it with vendor neutral archiving (VNA). To get started, you have to have a strategy. Your first thought should be on how you can get ready to migrate your…
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What Does the Top-Performing Radiology PACS Solution Include?

Radiology PACS are Going Offsite Are you currently feeling mired down with your radiology PACS solution? In a perfect world if money was not a barrier, how would you set up your PACS? Likely, many will want something that keeps up with the ever increasing flow of medical images that have to be archived and…
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What Happens When Hospital Data Gets Hacked?

Most healthcare facilities expend a great amount of resources toward compliance to safeguard patient information, which when compromised can lead to information getting in the wrong hands and hefty fines being handed down. Many compliance issues are violated when employees take laptops or thumb drives off campus and lose them or have them stolen and…
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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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What Changes are Critical Access Hospitals Planning for Rural Hospital Data?

While patients face the same health challenges regardless of whether they live in urban centers or rural areas, the facilities that treat them see different challenges. Every healthcare provider is doing their part in complying with rules and regulations regarding electronic health care record adoption, but if you are in a rural facility, you’ve definitely…
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Rural Hospital Data Loss is Only One Challenge: NRHA Asks For Extension

Members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in September asking for a one-year extension for healthcare providers to meet provisions set forth in Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Incentive Program (EHR). A group of 17 Senators signed the letter, which…
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