Posted by Murray Reicher, MD FACR on 5/24/2017 10:22:01 AM

Osteoporosis and Imaging Screening
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis (which literally means porous bone) is quite common.  Approximately 54 million Americans live with the condition or have osteopenia (low bone mass, and a risk factor for osteoporosis).  The condition is expensive, with forecasts estimating that by 2025, osteoporosis will result in three million annual fractures and $25.3 billion in annual U.S. costs. 

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Posted by Devyani Bedekar on 5/22/2017 9:09:39 AM

IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review: What Administrators and Clinicians are Saying
IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review is the first cognitive solution from Watson Health's medical imaging business. To understand customer perceptions of Watson Imaging Clinical Review, we asked a select few members of the Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative to put it under the microscope. Over a total of 22 hours, we met with 38 professionals from 6 institutions: 5 clinicians, 6 radiologists, 15 administrators and 12 IT leaders for 30-40 minutes each. Here's what they had to say.

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Posted by Kayley Weinbaum on 5/17/2017 9:44:58 AM

The Tangible Benefits of a Paperless Registration Organization
Merge recently attended the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Paradigm conference in Chicago. Among the show's hottest topics was the importance of hassle-free registration, and Merge was honored to co-lead a compelling panel discussion entitled, "The Tangible Benefits of a Paperless Registration Process."

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Posted by Merge on 5/8/2017 11:17:10 AM

How One Imaging Center is Reducing Claims Denials Through Automated Preauthorization
Park Avenue Radiologists (PAR) was the first private medical practice to bring MRI & CT imaging technology outside of the hospital setting in Manhattan. Although PAR strives to provide patients with the best medical care, health insurers' manual authorization processes were starting to come between sound clinical judgment and a patient's clearly indicated care. Between delayed wait times, too many payment claims denials, and a time-consuming preauthorization process, the PAR staff knew it was time for a change.

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Posted by Kathleen Schroeder on 4/28/2017 2:46:05 PM

One Billion Images in the Cloud: A Merge Milestone
One billion images in the cloud. It's a milestone that's difficult to envision but easy to take pride in. Merge recently hit this mark – with over 100 clients – securely storing a billion images in our iConnect® Cloud Archive. And while milestones can mean different things to different people (and organizations), at Merge, this accomplishment exemplifies the value and importance of protecting our clients, their patients, and an extraordinary amount of data.

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