Beyond the hype: How practical AI is enhancing radiology

Moving past the initial media hype, practitioners are beginning to demonstrate how AI applications can enhance the ability of radiologists to support better patient outcomes. It’s a fact of life in our digital age that emerging technologies are often accompanied by overinflated expectations about their potential to transform the world. Consider drones. Early supporters predicted…

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Learn the 3 study types that may account for up to 80% of radiology claim denials

Claim denials drive up the cost of healthcare and divert resources from the primary goal of delivering quality patient care. When it comes to radiology services, the vast majority of claim denials can be attributed to insufficient documentation of medical necessity for three types of studies. Increased awareness of claims requirements among ordering clinicians, technologists…

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How credentialing processes must evolve in the age of telemedicine

  Hospitals and clinics are integrating more tele-services into their everyday protocols as the telemedicine model continues to demonstrate the potential for them to deliver better, more cost-effective care. However, while new protocols for providing quality care are rapidly evolving, many organizations continue to follow internal credentialing bylaws and standards developed to support a dated…

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How medical staff offices benefit from telehealth credentialing agreements

  Patient safety is the name of the game in credentialing. It is a process essential to ensuring quality care. However, the traditional primary source verification (PSV) approach to credentialing is antiquated in the age of telemedicine. Credentialing agreements between hospitals and telehealth providers uphold high standards of care, while significantly reducing medical staff administration…

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Imaging Essential to Certification for Successful Stroke Centers

  Radiologists must design protocols that enable clinical partners to achieve stroke certification. Medicine is at the forefront of a revolution in stroke diagnosis and treatment, as my colleague Dr. Dym recently elucidated. Independent certification empowers the care organizations that will lead the fight against the disease, helping ensure staffs are armed with the best…

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Radiology Insight Essential to Precision Medicine, Excellence

  Today we have the capability—unparalleled in human history—to compile enormous amounts of information, then apply sophisticated analytic tools and artificial intelligence to help solve patients’ most vexing difficulties. Managing big data is essential to building specialized centers of excellence, and diagnostic imaging is a vital part of their success.   Centers of Excellence: The…

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Why The Optimal Radiology Study Requires Patient-Centered Imaging

  Patient expectations have changed. Rising healthcare costs are driving patients to demand more information when confronted with a medical issue, and technology is empowering them with access to that information. Today, radiologists are much more likely to interact directly with patients, where previously clinicians mediated imaging reports. More than half of patients who have…

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