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What Happens If I Lose My Patient's Medical Images?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” opined Benjamin Franklin. While the Founding Father may not have been speaking quite so literally, it’s an idea that will feel familiar to many healthcare professionals. We advise patients to eat well and exercise regularly, even when they’re in the best of health, knowing the long-term benefits far outweigh the short-term inconveniences.

Healthcare providers too should find some wisdom in Franklin’s words. A record storage system is a virtual necessity in our data-driven world, yet it’s one that too many practices overlook. A safe, secure cloud-based system offers many advantages for practitioners and patients alike, but some still balk, citing the fear of expense

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How Much Does Purview Software Cost?

Purview is priced to meet the needs of nearly any size practice. We understand that providers generally get paid on a per visit, per procedure, or per diagnosis basis. Purview's goal is to price our solutions in a way that aligns with your business.

Purview has two major solution sets, one aimed at practices predominantly focused on medical images (or DICOM) and the other aimed at practices that utilize a more complete set of medical records, including radiology, pathology, EHR extracts, or test result.

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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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Is Cloud Storage Right for My Medical Imaging Modality?

For many doctors, specialists, hospitals, health care practices and medical facilities, the cloud holds a lot of promise for storing and  accessing medical imaging studies by physicians and patients alike. Luckily, virtual cloud storage can typically find an application for nearly every type of medical imaging modality, from CT scanners to MRI machines and everything in between. 

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Should I Compress DICOM Images? Optimizing Medical Images

 

Many Purview Image users have questions about DICOM images, including:  

  • Can DICOM files be compressed?
  • Are DICOM files large?
  • Why are DICOM files so large?
  • Can you email a DICOM file?
  • Why is the DICOM format most suitable for medical images?
  • How do I convert a DICOM to a JPEG?
  • What is image compression in radiology?

Today, this blog post will focus on whether DICOM medical images can be compressed, when it's appropriate to compress them, and how you can get started.  

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