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April 25, 2018
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Telemedicine Helps Sports Doctors Manage Their Patient Workload

A telemedicine program to manage care for sports-related orthopedic injuries reduces the cost and time of treatment, according to physicians at two prominent Mid-Atlantic health systems. It also rates quite highly on the patient satisfaction scale.

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April 25, 2018
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Teleradiology Provider Enhances Productivity with Konica Minolta PACS

Teleradiology Provider Enhances Productivity with Konica Minolta PACS Published on March 28, 2018

Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS from Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., teleradiology provider Radiology Imaging Solutions, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., one of the state’s largest radiology imaging suppliers, has significantly increased volume and productivity.

March 28, 2018
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50% of consumers would change physicians for a better online healthcare experience

A report presented March 5, 2018 at HIMSS found 59 percent of American consumers want a healthcare digital customer experience to be more like online retailers.

March 28, 2018
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Why Signage and Coding Matter—to Patients

The following tale is a reminder to consider what your patient’s experience is likely to be, from where to go to understanding the charges for the care they will receive may be. 

 

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March 28, 2018
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Eczema Patients Are Flocking to the ED—Could You Treat Them, Saving Time and Money?

Over 1.8 million emergency room visits related to a diagnosis of eczema took place between 2006 and 2012, costing patients hours of waiting and their insurance providers millions of dollars. What’s more, the trend indicates the number will continue to rise. The question is, why? The likely answer—besides the fact that it takes forever to secure an appointment with a dermatologist—is that too many people are unfamiliar with the full capabilities of their closest urgent care center.

March 28, 2018
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Teleradiology Provider Reports 400% Increase in Radiologist Productivity

Teleradiology Provider Reports 400% Increase in Radiologist Productivity while Simultaneously Increasing the Number of Studies Read by 250% after Implementing Exa PACS/RIS

By: Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. via GlobeNewswire News Releases 05 AM EST Teleradiology Provider Reports 400% Increase in Radiologist Productivity while Simultaneously Increasing the Number of Studies Read by 250% after Implementing Exa PACS/RIS WAYNE, N.J., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., Radiology Imaging Solutions, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based teleradiology provider and one of the state’s largest radiology imaging suppliers, has significantly increased volume and productivity, generating a significant return on its healthcare IT investment. The company has doubled the number of imaging ...

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March 5, 2018
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Illinois Bone & Joint is in a sweet spot for medicine

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute has a cost-efficient recipe, one that's helped the physicians group snag national attention. It involves analyzing lots of data to predict who will do well and who won't after surgery, then zeroing in on potential problem patients to prevent a poor outcome.

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March 5, 2018
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Urgent Care Transfers: Why, When, and How

Urgent care is well established as an appropriate destination for many patients whose symptoms are not being limb- or life-threatening. When a truly emergent case presents, however, we need to provide immediate care and assess whether the patient can receive optimal care on site or needs transfer to higher-acuity setting.

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March 5, 2018
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34% of physicians have been sued: How to best minimize your risk

The AMA released three new trend reports demonstrating the high frequency and cost burden of medical liability claims. 

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March 5, 2018
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ACR Releases Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries

New Appropriateness Criteria (AC) patient summaries from the American College of Radiology can help patients better understand which imaging tests may be best for their condition or why they may not need an imaging exam at all. The first examples of what may be a first-of-its kind series of summaries created by patients for patients in everyday language are now published online in Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) .

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