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7 Habits in Action – How I Went From Skeptic to Believer

7 Habits in Action – How I Went From Skeptic to Believer

by Megan Sargalski

With over 25 million copies sold, chances are high that you have read the business and self-help book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” written by Stephen Covey. It has been referred to as a masterpiece, a life changer, a simple and effective book that has influenced millions, and those are only some of […]

Time Lost is Brain Lost. How Mobile Stroke Units Deliver Better Outcomes, Improved Quality of …

Time Lost is Brain Lost. How Mobile Stroke Units Deliver Better Outcomes, Improved Quality of …

by Jonathan McCullough

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and the top contributor to long-term disability. According to Jeffrey Saver, MD, director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, “With each minute that passes from the onset of stroke, about 2 million brain neurons die. Time lost is brain lost.” […]

Aromatherapy Plays a Part in Whole Health Initiative for Veterans

Aromatherapy Plays a Part in Whole Health Initiative for Veterans

by Melissa Vibberts

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system that serves over 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.   One of the many initiatives that the VA focuses on is Whole Health Services.  This program offers a team of experts that work together to focus on the health and well-being of each patient […]

The Advantages of Skin Marking on Clinician Stress and Anxiety in Breast Imaging

The Advantages of Skin Marking on Clinician Stress and Anxiety in Breast Imaging

by Megan Sargalski

There is no doubt that 2020 had a dramatic impact on the mental well being of healthcare workers. The results from a survey conducted by Mental Health America from June to September 2020 with 1000 healthcare workers participating are startling to say the least with 93% of respondents stated they were experiencing stress, 86% experienced anxiety, 76% […]

Laurel Bridge Software Announces Support for RESTful DICOMweb™

Laurel Bridge Software Announces Support for RESTful DICOMweb™

by Web Admin

Laurel Bridge Software announces announces support for RESTful DICOMweb services as part of a significant software upgrade for the Laurel Bridge Compass Routing Workflow Manager. There is a significant industry trend towards cloud based medical imaging workflows that relies on DICOMweb technology. Meanwhile, most existing PACS and imaging modalities do not support RESTful DICOMweb services […]

A Tsunami of Cancer: Fallout from Pandemic-Delayed Screening and Treatment

A Tsunami of Cancer: Fallout from Pandemic-Delayed Screening and Treatment

by Beth Kyle

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March of 2020, the world quickly became more concerned about protecting their health. However, despite these concerns, visits to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms in the U.S. saw an immediate decline as patients cancelled or postponed annual visits and preventive screenings due to fear of exposure […]

Collaboration Yields New Medical Imaging Anonymization Educational Content

Collaboration Yields New Medical Imaging Anonymization Educational Content

by Web Admin

Herman Oosterwijk Laurel Bridge Software announces a successful collaboration with well-known medical imaging educator and consultant Herman Oosterwijk resulting in the production of new educational materials on medical imaging anonymization. These publications are aimed at healthcare providers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm developers, covering the challenges inherent in anonymizing medical imaging exams for AI/machine learning, […]

Sealing the Leaky Revenue Bucket in Small Bowel Enterography

Sealing the Leaky Revenue Bucket in Small Bowel Enterography

by Jonathan McCullough

No-show patients and cancellations cost the health care system $150 billion a year, according to a study from SCI Solutions. Nationwide, no-show patients and cancellation rates are as high as 30%, and when each 60-minute time slot with a physician costs on average $200, you can see how this adds up.  Radiology is one hospital department […]

Incomplete Scans and Lost Revenue in MRI

Incomplete Scans and Lost Revenue in MRI

by Melissa Vibberts

MRI’s are an important diagnostic tool. They can differentiate between fat, water, muscle, and other soft tissue to help detect abnormalities of the brain, heart, breast, liver, and joints to name a few. So, when patients are prescribed an MRI exam from their doctor, it is for a good reason. Yet there are times when a patient […]