Access to Medical Images: Are You Meeting Your Patients' Expectations?

Today's unprecedented access to information has transformed how we, as consumers, make purchasing decisions. Whether it's a smaller purchase such as a new pair of shoes or a larger purchase like a new car, we no longer rely solely on carefully crafted marketing materials for product information.

Instead, we examine online reviews and request recommendations from our network of friends by tapping into social media. This information is instantly available through mobile devices and online platforms. The same is true for patients seeking healthcare:  they are more engaged than ever before and they expect a higher level of transparency and service from their providers, including easier access to their medical images and records.

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Topics: medical imaging, medical images, patient access

What Do Advancements and Changes in Medical Image Sharing Mean for You?

In previous blog posts, you've been presented with a lot of high-level information giving you a strategic overview of the field of medical image sharing. Naturally, your very next question should be: "What should I actually do with this information?"

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Topics: cloud medical imaging, medical images

Addressing PACS and Medical Image Sharing Security Concerns

This is a guest post by Jyotin Gambhir, of SecureFLO, based in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Security is a crucial topic of conversation when discussing picture archiving and communication system (PACS) options. Image-based medical records are not only considered sensitive information that requires special handling, they also hold value from a cyber security perspective, as hackers and other threat actors seek to obtain secure medical information.

Given that these concerns can translate into significant regulatory, business and legal problems for health care facilities, security around PACS and medical image sharing is a critical conversation to have - but where should you start?

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Topics: cloud pacs, medical images, cloud backup

Surgeons: Get the Medical Image Access You Need with a Cloud PACS

Having medical imaging available during an operation is paramount to ensuring a positive outcome for the patient. The images stored on a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) can guide surgeons through their procedures, helping them to locate and address an issue in an organ or joint quickly and with ease.

In fact, many doctors cannot or will not perform surgery without their medical imaging studies, so access must be efficient and reliable.

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Topics: cloud pacs, medical images

3 Ways of Having More Engaged Patients

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Usually the idea of patients controlling their own medical images strikes fear into the hearts of medical care professionals. Patients can jump to rash conclusions based off of their images, before even speaking to their medical care provider. While it may be controversial as to who should own medical images, the truth is having engaged patients will improve medical outcomes.

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Topics: medical imaging, medical images, patient care, patient image portal, patient medical images, patient images access, patient access, patient images

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