Four Tools for a More Efficient Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Usually, sick people. As such, the logistics involved can be notoriously inefficient and unnecessarily complicated. Medical imaging that is not well managed can contribute to this inefficiency.

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Topics: cloud pacs, Breast Cancer, clinical trial

3 Benefits of Giving Your Patients Self-Service Access to Mammograms

A breast cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. Depending upon the recommended treatment, many patients may want to get a second opinion from another subspecialist before proceeding. This process can be burdensome for everyone involved - you, your patient and the physician providing a second opinion - thanks to the antiquated method of sharing mammograms - gathering your information by mailing CDs or sending faxes (or, even worse - mailing the film itself!) 

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Topics: patient access, Mammograms, digital health

The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion on Breast Cancer

Once you’ve received a breast cancer diagnosis, your first question will probably be “What are my options?” The second question might (and should) be: “Do you have a recommendation for a second opinion?”

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Topics: patient access, Breast Cancer, Expert View, second opinion

Your Patients Deserve Digital Healthcare Delivery

At the recent Rock Health Summit in San Francisco, a digital healthcare conference focused on tackling healthcare’s biggest challenges, one panelist told a tale that feels all too familiar:

A patient walked into his surgeon’s office ready for his scheduled operation. As requested, he brought along a CD containing a copy of his spine image… only for the surgeons to realize there was no CD drive in the operating room to read it!
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Topics: patient access, Expert View, digital health

Take Ownership of Your Health: Ask Your Doctor for Your Mammograms

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With one in eight women receiving a diagnosis in her lifetime (in the U.S.), there’s a high chance this disease has impacted you, if not by your own experience, perhaps through a friend or relative’s diagnosis. Early detection is the best way to stay ahead of this disease, and that involves taking ownership of your own health. Your first step is to ask for copies of your mammograms.

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Topics: patient access, Breast Cancer, Mammograms

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