Yale Researchers Warn Hospitals: Using CDs for Patient Image Delivery is 'Immediate Issue'

Hospitals waste thousands of dollars on inefficient patient imaging delivery by CDs. Why does this method prevail when hospitals could easily adopt a more efficient, less expensive, and even free, format that would better serve their patients?

Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine were left with the same question after evaluating patient imaging delivery in hospitals across the United States.

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Topics: patient access, Burning CDs, millennial patients, patient pay, Gen Z

5 Reasons Why Subspecialists Hate When Patients Bring in Medical Imaging CDs

If you are not yet convinced to give up burning CDs for your patients, then you might want to review what the recipient of these discs thinks about your current practice.... 

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Topics: patient access, Imaging Centers, Burning CDs, subspecialists

How Providers Can Get Comfortable Charging Patients for Copies of Their Medical Images

With limited exceptions, the HIPAA Privacy Rule gives patients and their legal representatives the right to receive copies of their health records, including medical images. Most patients still receive their images on a CD or DVD, incurring substantial costs for the provider. Although the HIPAA Privacy Rule clearly permits providers to charge a reasonable, cost-based fee to help cover the expense, many providers hesitate to do so, fearing their patients will feel like they are being nickel and dimed.

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Topics: patient access, patient portal, Burning CDs

Why Imaging Centers Need Cloud Access

Still burning CD’s at the end of each patient visit? That is so 1999. If you find that your imaging center has to lengthen each patient’s visit due to burning their images onto physical media and/or mailing those images out to Referring Physicians , fret not - the solution you have been waiting for is here. In fact, this is old news, because this technology has been here for some time now. So, if you are trying to get off the expensive bandwagon of burning CDs and DVDs for every patient you see, continue reading to learn how you can remedy that.

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Topics: cloud medical imaging, Imaging Centers, Referring Physician Portal, Burning CDs

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