We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
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Tele-radiology, which allows remote radiologists to view medical images, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and diagnostic tests, is one of the most common types of telemedicine activities. Tele-radiology can allow specialists to view images any time of day for hospitals without radiologists onsite around the clock, as well as for consultative work.
Among the products supporting tele-radiology is Viztek's Opal-RAD picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which offers multiple tools that cater to the telemedicine radiology practice. Those tools include Turnaround-Time (TAT), shown here, which gives radiologists easy visibility to monitor time commitments, ensuring reports are read and signed within any contractually agreed time.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?