The benefits of utilizing teleradiology

Over 350 Minnesota Auctions End Tomorrow 04/19 - Bid Now

The benefits of utilizing teleradiology

by Lauren Dubinsky, Senior Reporter | June 25, 2018
Business Affairs Health IT
From the June 2018 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

While the benefits of outsourcing image interpretation are abundant, especially for providers who are feeling stretched for resources, it doesn’t mean that it makes sense as a complete replacement for on-site service.

“There still need to be people in the department because of the sheer volume of studies that most facilities have,” said Thomas. “Radiologists on-site provide the interventional services, women’s imaging, supervision, technologist training, as well as interaction with administration and referring physicians, and attending tumor boards.”

Instead, he believes that the communication between teleradiologists and facilities will become increasingly fluid, to the point where interaction will be even more efficient and patient outcomes will be improved as a result.

New & Refurbished C-Arm Systems. Call 702.384.0085 Today!

Quest Imaging Solutions provides all major brands of surgical c-arms (new and refurbished) and carries a large inventory for purchase or rent. With over 20 years in the medical equipment business we can help you fulfill your equipment needs

“It is quite difficult for a solo radiology practice to meet all subspecialty requirements their facilities are now beginning to mandate,” said Thomas. “The only way to provide subspecialty coverage in this environment is to leverage technology in an intelligent fashion to eliminate the seam between the on-site radiologist and [teleradiologists].”

Back to HCB News

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment