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What Mayo Clinic Does With DICOM Storage…and What it Means to Patients

The Mayo Clinic is not short on respect in the medical community and it is extending it’s highly regarded reputation with a first-of-a-kind computerized tracking system that will replace current systems that are too time-consuming in their manual processes. The imaging exam tracking system at Mayo offers more consistency and safety for the patient due…
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Can Data (Like a Virtual CD) Help Repair Healthcare

The Strategy That Will Fix Healthcare, the title of a Webinar through the Harvard Business Review, brought up interesting points on the future of healthcare, including those regarding electronic health records (EHR). All healthcare providers are moving to EHRs to stay compliant with federal laws, but there are a number of hiccups involved in the…
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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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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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VNA and Hospital Workflow Challenges: What to Know, Now

Rarely does a medical facility rely on one office, solely, to provide all the services that a patient requires to receive the best care. Communication between departments is key to offering the best treatment possible. But when the workflow is disrupted by technology, the level of service offered gets bogged down. Medical facilities with the…
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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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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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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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