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September 23, 2019
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Free JUCM Webinars: Do Ultrasound (and All Imaging) the Right—and Profitable—Way

Offering imaging services on site is no longer a distinguishing competitive advantage for your urgent care center. The industry, as a whole, has progressed to the point that it’s considered a standard attribute. So, in order to differentiate yourself from your competitors, you need to do it better—more efficiently, with utmost accuracy, and following industry best practices. JUCM is hosting a live webinar series to help you do just that.

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Categories: Practice Management
September 23, 2019
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What happens when healthcare needs a checkup of its own?

Healthcare providers are focused on the care of their patients, as they should be, but oftentimes this means that various other priorities, including the business side of healthcare, get put on autopilot. While this approach is certainly understandable, given the rising pressures and limited resources providers face, it’s not beneficial to the hospitals themselves or the larger global healthcare economy long-term. Ironically, it seems that as healthcare providers advise their patients to take a proactive approach to overall personal health and well-being, they themselves sometimes struggle to keep their own organization “healthy”.

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September 23, 2019
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Reducing Stress in the Radiology Reading Room

Self-care and stress relief. These issues are becoming much more common conversation topics in radiology circles because they accompany another hot button issue—burnout. In today’s medical environment, it’s become increasingly critical for radiologists to find ways to mitigate the pressures they feel daily in the workplace. Fortunately, according to industry experts, there are strategies providers can implement to reduce the myriad stresses they consistently encounter.

Categories: Practice Management
August 26, 2019
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How providers should adapt to the demands of a consumer-driven healthcare system

Strategies for acclimating to a consumer-centric system were discussed in depth during a cohort of three sessions at HFMA’s 2019 Annual Conference. Here are 10 key takeaways from the cohort, which was sponsored by Cedar. 

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August 26, 2019
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One health system’s experience relevant to proposed price transparency rule

CMS recently proposed a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amount that patients would pay for services before they receive care. The rule is part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to lower health care costs and increase transparency.

 

August 26, 2019
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What Makes Patient Portals Important

Patient portals can be a one-stop shop for patient access to health records and physicians. They can directly engage patients; provide access to their images; even help providers meet meaningful use requirements.

David-Paul Cavazos said the patient portal at Republic County Hospital in Iola, Kan., makes it easy for patients to access their medical images, engaging patients in their care while images are transferred to other facilities — a process completed using the Ambra Health platform.

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August 26, 2019
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What it Takes to Walk the Talk on Value

The need to prioritize value over volume has become such a given across U.S. healthcare that it’s already entered the “goes without saying” realm. But that doesn’t mean the shift is making itself.

In radiology, practices are increasingly pressured to showcase the details of their contribution to medicine. To come up short on this exercise is to fall flat on pay-for-performance models, beginning with those run through CMS’s Quality Payment Program.

Categories: Practice Management
August 5, 2019
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What to look for in an OEM service contract

The decision to purchase a new piece of capital equipment is never taken lightly — but some healthcare providers may not realize that selecting a system is actually just the tip of the iceberg.

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August 5, 2019
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Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years

Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change.

August 5, 2019
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Konica Minolta to Accelerate Commercialization of Dynamic Digital Radiography in US Market

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., a provider of medical imaging systems and healthcare IT, along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement that will accelerate the commercialization of Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) in the US healthcare market. Konica Minolta, Inc. and Shimadzu Corporation collaborated on the development of DDR incorporating Konica Minolta’s new advanced image processing and Shimadzu’s RADspeed Pro radiographic imaging system.

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