As the U.S. health system continues to shift to value-based and population-based payment models, providers are approaching patient care more holistically — considering not only patients’ medical conditions, but other factors that impact patient health — including social determinants of health (SDOH), such as nutrition, housing and transportation.
It’s not only patients who are demanding greater transparency around healthcare costs. It’s physicians and state and federal government officials. In just one year – January 2021 – a new federal rule will go into effect that requires all hospitals to post standard charge information, including discounted cash prices, payer-specific negotiated charges, and charges for at least 300 “shoppable” services, such as imaging, lab tests, and outpatient visits.
Chinese doctors released chest scans of a 33-year-old coronavirus patient that show what the illness looks like in her lungs
A coronavirus outbreak that started in China has killed 494 people and infected more than 24,000. Researchers at a hospital in Lanzhou released CT scans of a 33-year-old coronavirus patient that offer new clues about the nature of the virus. But the researchers found that in other patients, the virus didn't show up on scans right away.
How healthcare trends and radiologist concerns collide, manifesting a crisis point in X-ray.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and Carequality have developed the Imaging Data Exchange Implementation Guide Supplement, expanding the scope of the Carequality Interoperability Framework to detail technical standards that enable the exchange of medical images. The publication is the result of RSNA's partnership with Carequality and the Sequoia Project, two organizations dedicated to expanding online access to health records.
This webinar will employ real-world cases to illustrate procedures for identification and removal of these items.
Konica Minolta unveiled a new PACS solution for specialty practices and security enhancement technology last week at the 2019 RSNA annual meeting.
Konica Minolta’s Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) is an award-winning enhanced X-ray technology that provides a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low dose. The resulting cineloop enables clinicians to observe the motion of anatomical structures over time, improving diagnostic capabilities. Because DDR cines are digital, they can be enhanced, quantified, reprocessed and replayed at normal, fast and, slow motion, as well as one frame at a time (freeze frame).
Imaging is the diagnostic backbone of healthcare, and around the world, radiologists are having more impact in value-based care, helping to accurately diagnose more patients more efficiently than ever before. It’s a great achievement, but even as we take a moment to recognize this success, it’s clear that even more is being asked of radiology — and we have more to give.
Patients living in Pennsylvania may now be more aware of whether they require a follow-up medical imaging scan, thanks to a new state law.