Archive for October, 2012

  • Patient Engagement as a Means to Fight Commoditization

    Engaged and educated patients, those who collaborate with their physicians in the decision-making process, can increase healthcare quality while also reducing healthcare costs. In a recent study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, 81% of patients preferred hearing results from both the ordering provider and the radiologist. However, that poses […]

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  • Time is Brain: CT vs. MRI for Stroke Imaging

    The cost of inpatient stroke care has risen drastically since 1997, with the largest driver of that increase being neuroimaging. A recent study published in the Annals of Neurology found that 95% of stroke patients who received an MRI also had a CT scan. When imaging potential stroke patients, ED physicians have always turned to […]

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  • If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

    We’ve all heard this phrase too many times to count. But, it happened in the teleradiology industry just a couple of years ago. In the current era of declining reimbursements, teleradiology companies started looking for ways to increase revenue, which coincided with non-healthcare related money being heavily invested into the industry. The combination of declining […]

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