Transition to Value-Based Payment for Imaging Requires Value-Based Care with Imaging

Posted by Chris McIntyre on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Value-based payment, or VBP, includes both risks and rewards for providers. While VBP requires providers to share financial risk with payers, it also delivers financial rewards for higher-quality, value-based care. With value-based payments, providers receive financial rewards when they meet quality measures, coordinate care, prevent repetitive treatment, control overall costs and improve health outcomes. Despite this financial carrot, value-based payments are on a slow growth path because meeting their requirements necessitates value-based care, which in turn requires access to and sharing of patient data between providers that is frequently not technically possible.

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Tags: diagnostic imaging, patient data, medical image viewer, EMR

Imaging Results Top the List of Patient Data that Providers E-Access Most Frequently

Posted by Chris McIntyre on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

A new report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expands on a previous survey to provide the first national view of what patient data types office-based providers in the US electronically send, receive and search for. Originally conducted in 2015, the study provides a baseline for understanding progress towards interoperability, a key component of enabling the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care.

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Tags: image sharing, mobile image access, diagnostic imaging, collaboration, EMR

Virtual Connections Bring Radiologists to Patients and Referring Providers Without Leaving The Reading Room

Posted by Chris McIntyre on Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Recent research has shown that direct communication with radiologists makes patients more satisfied and referring providers more educated. In a January 2018 survey, 96% of patients said that reviewing imaging studies with radiologists improved their understanding of both findings and recommendations. A 2016 study found that 45% of acute care surgeons revised their surgical plans after meeting face-to-face with radiologists. Since the digitization of imaging, however, the practice and workflow of radiology has tied radiologists to their PACS workstations severely limiting their ability to participate in face-to-face, and even phone- based, communications.

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Tags: image sharing, mobile image access, radiology, diagnostic imaging, collaboration

Centre for Mobility and Joint Health: State-of-the-Art Imaging and Image Viewing With ResolutionMD

Posted by Chris McIntyre on Thu, Aug 30, 2018

In 2016, the University of Calgary’s McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health opened the Centre for Mobility and Joint Health (the MoJo) to provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art imaging, motion assessment and diagnostic equipment. Using this equipment, the MoJo researchers can assess bone and joint health on every level to develop new technologies focused on the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint conditions. Included in these advanced imaging tools is ResolutionMD, which serves as a secure, diagnostic quality image viewing platform for researchers located anywhere on campus or in Canada supporting fast, efficient and effective collaboration.

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Tags: image sharing, mobile image access, radiology, diagnostic imaging

Access to Diagnostic Quality Images Enables "Massive Leap" in Pediatric Emergency Care for Australia’s New South Wales

Posted by Chris McIntyre on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

In New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state that is bigger than Texas, there are 254 hospitals to serve its population of nearly 8 million. However, among these hospitals only 10 have neonatal intensive care capacity and only three have pediatric intensive care capacity. To solve this care gap, in 1979 the state established the Newborn and pediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) to provide 24/7 emergency transport of emergency pediatric cases to Sydney Children’s Hospital or other locations.

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Tags: image sharing, mobile image access

Will Changes to Centricity Radiology Mobile Access (CRMA) Affect Me?

Posted by Calgary Scientific on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

GE recently discontinued iOS support for Centricity Radiology Mobile Access (CRMA) and the AccessNOW app, the company’s mobile clinical image-viewing solution for both iOS and Android. The app enabled clinicians to view patient images such as MRI, CT scans and ultrasound from iOS and Android phones, or mobile devices. It also supported access to medical data via a supported browser on a home computer.

Read our FAQ to learn how to maintain mobile access to patient image data in light of recent changes to support.

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Tags: promoted, main, mobile image access, mobile image viewer

Managed Services for Enterprise Patient Image Viewer Lowers Cost of Ownership and Increases Uptime and Reliability

Posted by Calgary Scientific on Wed, Nov 22, 2017


Managed services, currently the fastest growing  services offering in the tech industry, allows healthcare IT departments to operate more efficiently and effectively by gaining third-party expert assistance for specific IT functions. At Calgary Scientific, customers can now increase the reliability and uptime of ResolutionMD®’s enterprise viewing platform, and lower its total cost of ownership, through our managed services’ cloud-based data analytics tools and team-based support.

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Tags: managed services, analytics, cost-cutting, Proactive IT

Radiology AI and Machine Learning Needs More Data

Posted by Calgary Scientific on Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The emerging application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to the field of radiology is expected to bring a myriad of benefits, including augmentation and improvements in diagnosis.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, machine learning, promoted, healthcare-main

How Calgary Scientific Drives Real-Time Collaboration with the Windows SDK

Posted by Dan Pigat on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

As part of our 2.12 client release, we were delighted to graduate our OpenTok Windows Client SDK out of beta and make it generally available. In addition to being a standard client endpoint for the OpenTok platform, the Windows SDK makes it easier to go beyond regular video chat and create whole new level of collaboration experiences. 

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Tags: promoted, enterprise-developer, tokbox, windows sdk, pureweb cast, rhino3D

Play More Games in 2018. Seriously.

Posted by Dan Pigat on Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Even if you're not a big e-sports fan, you'll likely be playing more video games yourself next year - you just might not realize it.

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Tags: promoted, enterprise-developer, e-sports, gaming