Healthcare industry finances are still rocky post-pandemic. Many smaller practices are feeling the pressure to cut back on expenses. Independent practices struggle with decreasing reimbursement rates. There is a tremendous cost burden to keep up with regulatory pressure. Malpractice insurance premiums continue to rise. To top it off, technology and equipment infrastructure costs are expansive.
Physicians wear many hats, including serving as educators and researchers. Since medical images can be invaluable during presentations, Purview Image™ is often used by these physicians and their staff to collect, store, and access cases for subsequent review. Purview Image™ has also been used by large health systems to conduct major research initiatives because the platform easily grants users the ability to collaborate remotely and securely back up files within a HIPAA compliant, cloud-based system.
In case you missed the webinar, How Far Can Horos Go?, where Les Trachtman and I spoke about Horos, here's a recap!
Horos is a free medical image viewer for Mac computers that allows users to view studies that are locally stored on their machine. It's great for quick and easy access to scans that you have a local copy of.
Although it has its perks, there are a few drawbacks to Horos. The limitations of Horos include no Windows PC version, limited reporting options, and no FDA approval for primary diagnosis.
Common issues for Horos users include:
If you’ve used Horos, a free open-source DICOM viewer for Mac computers, you may know about the helpful tools accessible at your fingertips. The locally installed program allows users to view images in 3D, generate multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) images, and even perform DICOM sends over a network. All of this for free? Yep. Horos is a great app that happens to be supported by Purview, a software-driven healthcare company whose mission is to open access to medical expertise, improving patient outcomes.
With the ongoing shortage of medical professionals, efficiencies that enable patient throughput have become a top priority. Bottlenecks in patient care and delivery not only negatively impact patient outcomes, but also the bottom line.
When working with medical images and radiology reports, gaining access to records in a timely manner is critical. Providers often express their frustration with accessing records on disparate platforms since the time spent switching decreases their productivity.