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

Posted by PureWeb 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 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

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

Posted by PureWeb 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

Enterprise Image Viewing Platform Brings Efficiency and Speed to Patient Image Access

Posted by Lorelle Lapstra on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Technology platforms create value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups. In the business world, exchanges are typically financial transactions between producers and consumers. As applied to the healthcare world, a technology platform facilitates the exchange of patient information, such as patient images, between and among physicians.

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Tags: EHR, diagnostic imaging, radiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, pathology, enterprise viewing, DICOM, featured