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Sonia Fantz

What's New With Expert View? Watch the latest and greatest celebrated features within Purview's market leading second opinion software

Expert View™ is used by some of the most prestigious centers of excellence across the United States to facilitate compliant online opinions to patients outside the hospital's local geography, enabling more patients access to specialized care.

Purview's Expert View™ software is most commonly used to digitize and streamline the online second opinion process, but some hospitals also use it for pre-surgical screening, peer-to-peer consultations, and other unique applications. The common thread being that through technology, specialized medical expertise can be shared faster and without burdening the patient to travel in-person, while simultaneously extending a hospital's brand to new geographies. It's a win for all involved.

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Online Pre-Surgical Reviews: A Step Towards Improving Patient and Physician Experience Along With Throughput, That Everyone Can Get Behind

In a rural town in the United States, Jordan’s infant son, Milo, was born with a cranial abnormality. Upon medical evaluation at their local hospital, the infant was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a congenital disorder characterized by premature fusion of cranial sutures leading to a misshapen skull and potential brain growth restriction. Milo required major surgery to address his condition, but due to the scarcity of specialized healthcare services in their region, particularly for such a complex procedure, the family could not access the necessary medical expertise. Desperate for support, Jordan researched her son's condition and located a children's hospital with a top-ranked Craniofacial surgeon. Yet, the facility was nearly one thousand miles away from their hometown, and due to financial constraints, such as the cost of transportation, lodging, and time off from work, Jordan doubted their ability to make the trip across the country for the surgical evaluation. She worried that even if they could get there, what would happen if her son was not a good candidate for the surgery? It was not a realistic option for them to visit multiple hospitals in person to receive second opinions, and she felt stuck. Jordan’s story represents the struggle of many Americans to access quality medical care for their children without facing significant geographic and financial barriers. For this reason, many families seek answers closer to home, instead of receiving care from top experts, which can reduce positive healthcare outcomes.

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Ready to Launch Your Second Opinion Program? What to Expect When Preparing for 'Go-Live'

Congratulations! Your institution has considered the countless benefits of offering a Remote Second Opinion (RSO) program, such as improved patient access and increased geographic reach. Your team is undoubtedly ready to jump into planning out the best program for your patients and providers. While it can be easy and exciting to visualize your RSO program helping patients, the process of getting to your go-live date can feel overwhelming. Your team may be asking big-picture questions such as:

“How do I start a Remote Second Opinion program?”
“What stakeholders need to be involved in the RSO implementation process?”
“How long will the implementation of my RSO program take?” 

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What do we mean when we say 'adaptive services' and how can they help?

The workforce shortage of administrative staff is a critical issue facing our healthcare industry today. Just two weeks ago, on October 14th, a charge nurse at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Washington, called 911 when the ER became too much for her and her team to handle. With just 5 on staff, 45 patients in the ER and more on the way, the nurse asked the fire department for help. They stepped in, helping to take vital signs, move patients, and turn over rooms. Since then, this nurse’s call for help has been echoed by health workers everywhere as just that - a call for help.

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