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

Posted by PureWeb 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 PureWeb 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