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June 12, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 12, 2019

Healthcare IT News

A group of Japanese researchers has made a significant contribution to the use of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) software. They have revealed and described a way how the CAD software can help quantify pulmonary fibrosis in lung cancer patients. The findings are published in the Radiology journal.

Meanwhile, we have released a useful feature to save your time and improve the efficiency of your team.

[#18760] Copy diagnoses in Service Edit window

If you deal with services consisting of multiple studies, there’s good news. Now you can save the time you spend on entering the same diagnoses for several studies. Click the Copy button to the right of the Diagnosis field, and the system will automatically copy all the diagnoses to the rest of the studies if their Diagnosis fields are empty.


June 5, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 5, 2019

Healthcare IT News

If you’ve been following industry news, you have probably noticed that AI is becoming extremely popular in medical imaging. Last week Chinese researchers published their findings on improving an AI algorithm, which detects pulmonary nodules.

Another rapidly developing field is healthcare business automation. This week EMSOW developers have created a dedicated portal for nurse practicioners and physician assistants.

[#18663] Rendering Provider portal

To improve EMSOW’s usability for clinical practitioners, we have created the Rendering Provider portal. Here, you can create studies in order to save the results of your work with patients. By clicking the “Edit worksheet” button, you can add notes to the studies based on customizable templates. User-friendly search filters allow you to filter the studies by any criteria, from the date of service to the patient’s or doctor’s name. To get yourself set up with the new module, please contact EMSOW support at support@emsow.com.

[#18017] Referring accounts and insurance groups in reading and billing Rules

Previously, there was no functionality for adding referring accounts and insurance groups to Reading and Billing rules. We have added the corresponding conditions to the Reading Rules and Billing Rules modules, and also added search filters for these conditions.

Moreover, now you can select, add and remove the conditions as easily as never before. Just click the icon to the right of the Conditions section and use the dropdown menu.


May 29, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – May 29, 2019

Medical imaging news

IT and Artificial intelligence are strengthening their presence in the imaging industry. Last week researchers at the American College of Radiology reported their findings on improving the AI algorithm of thyroid nodules risk stratification.

This week EMSOW team has been working on optimizing automation and user-friendliness of our system.

[#18639] Automatically send images for reading upon preliminary report completion in Processing

Previously, reading rules were not automatically triggered when you used the Processing module to complete a preliminary report, unlike the PACS Storage and Technologist Portal modules. Now the system automatically sends images for reading upon clicking the “Complete preliminary report” button in any module, given that an applicable reading rule exists.


May 22, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – May 22, 2019

Medical imaging news

News from the Society of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT). MRI has shown that even a small amount of cannabis causes changes in the adolescent brain.

As for EMSOW, our recent update is aimed at improving your reports so that you could present your findings in the best possible way.

[#18635] Additional signature in report addendums

From now on, amended reports from reading doctors will include an “Amended by” line specifying the name of the doctor who amended the report.

Additional Signature

May 15, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – May 15, 2019

News of the World

Hello World!

One of the most important industry news of the last two weeks is FDA’s new instruction regarding reports about the problems associated with the use of Rubidium-82 generators (for details, please refer to the official FDA release).

As for EMSOW, we have released a line of essential upgrades to improve the transparency and efficiency of your business.

EMSOW Release

[#18550] PACS Package Manager
We have created the PACS Package Manager module for packing DICOM files and burning CD/DVD discs, which increases EMSOW’s user-friendliness and improves your efficiency. Now you can manage all your PACS archives and ISO files in one module.
We have replaced the DICOM package queue panel with a convenient notification system. Now, you can save plenty of time, since you don’t have to monitor the queue and wait until your archive is ready. Instead, you will receive a pop-up notification with a download link, no matter which module you are currently viewing. To learn more about this feature, please refer to our updated manual.

[#18344] Audit log in the Processing Module
We have increased the transparency of services processing by adding an audit log feature to the Processing module. From now on you can track who and when sent the services for reading and billing. This information is available in the History section of the Processing module.

Order history

[#18587] Delivery log in the PACS Storage
We have improved the delivery log feature in the PACS Storage. By clicking the “Delivery log” button, you can see who and when sent images from your PACS Storage to an external PACS system.

[#18505] Edit notes in Billing Rules
If you are dealing with many users and multiple billing rules, there’s good news. After changing a billing rule, the user is now prompted to add a note and explain why the rule had to be changed. Go to the Setup menu and select Billing Rules in the Rules dropdown menu to take a look at the improvement (you need permission to access this section). This new feature increases usage transparency and helps you avoid confusion, no matter how many rules and users you’re dealing with.

[#18608 ] Improved header in the Billing module
The header pane in the Billing module contains a lot of useful information. Now you can hover the mouse over any displayed value to see its description. From now on, your employees will not get confused when they want to calculate totals at the end of the month. Moreover, you can now turn on and off the display of particular values.

Billing module

[#18265] Improved interface for entering CARC & RARC codes
Now some good news for your payment posting team. We have increased the usability of the posting interface by replacing the CARC and RARC dropdown box in the “Post transaction” window with a dialog where you can enter these codes faster. This option is essential since sometimes you have to enter over ten explanation codes for one transaction. With this option, your posting team will get more efficient.

[#17882] Increased stability of the PACS storage
We have increased the stability of EMSOW’s PACS Storage module. Previously, the system might return an error when you used the “Received from” search filter. Now we have eliminated this bug.