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Horos vs. Purview - What's the difference?

Horos is a rich medical image viewer, with advanced visualization settings that make it a formidable option for people looking to view medical images on their Mac computer. This free open-source software has features found in many high-priced commercial image viewers, making it attractive for many applications involving desktop viewing and investigating even the most complex DICOM studies quickly and efficiently.

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Remote Second Opinions: A Cure for the C-suite Blues

You can hear the same sound coming from hospital C-Suites across the country. The drum of rain, the boom of thunder, and the splash of galoshes as the CFO searches for ways to ride out the COVID storm. 

The pandemic has been — and continues to be — an unprecedented financial strain on the U.S. healthcare system. Though the passage of the CARES Act in 2020 lessened the burden1, hospital CFOs now face rising inflation, a national labor shortage, and yet another wave of COVID infections. 

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How Vets Who Use Horos Store, Share, and Report

If you’re a vet who uses Horos, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of not having an efficient way to share and store images in one centralized location across multiple workstations.  You've used either file-sharing services, emailed, or burned a CD. These solutions are expensive, slow, clunky, disorganized, manual, and prone to error. 

Medical imaging technology traditionally has been an expensive capital investment for a typical veterinarian. It’s not surprising that vets are continually seeking ways to lower their imaging costs. These methods are great but there is a better answer…

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Why Not Every Hospital Should Consider a Virtual Second Opinion Program

Medical second opinions are fast becoming a standard patient request as a part of a critical diagnosis. Medicare encourages patients to receive a second opinion before a life-changing treatment or invasive surgery. Malpractice insurance carriers encourage second opinions to lower their risk. The Cleveland Clinic reported that the market for second opinions is expected to more than double from 2019, reaching seven billion dollars by 2024.

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Practicing Medicine Beyond Your Own State's Border

In the US, regulation of the practice medicine is a state prerogative. Based upon one of the earliest precepts of the establishment of the federal government in the United States, states retain the power to regulate much of what occurs solely within their borders. Physicians are licensed in the state in which they practice and must adhere to that state's mandates. So, can a physician legally serve a patient in need of their specialty if they reside outside of their jurisdiction?

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