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July 31, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – July 31, 2019

Industry News

Radiologists tend to show the highest interest in telemedicine compared to other physicians, reports Doximity.
This trend can lead to a growing demand for teleradiology platforms. Since 2009 EMSOW has been offering a cutting-edge radiology platform, tailored especially for radiology business at a very reasonable price.

[#16984] Create documents based on templates

Besides file uploading and paperwork scanning, you can now use templates to create documents in EMSOW! Click the “Documents” button and then click “Add using templates” to create a new document:

Add using template

This functionality is available in the Processing and Dispatch modules, as well as the Rendering Provider and Technologist portals. To set up document templates, administrators should go to Setup → Reading → Report Templates.

[#18431] Billing charges for multiple billing companies

Now you can specify more than one billing company in one billing charge record, instead of creating a separate record for each of your billing companies. Go to Setup → Billing → Billing Charges, create or edit a record for a CPT code, and use the “Billing companies” drop-down list:

Multiple billing companies

July 25, 2019

TOP 5 EMSOW FEATURES FOR MANAGING IMAGING BUSINESS

We asked our customers to choose the top 5 features for the last month. Here they come…

#1 Rendering Provider portal

Here, you can create studies in order to save the results of your work with patients. You can also 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.

Rendering Provider Portal

#2 New “Enterprise administrator” user group

We have added a new user group called Enterprise administrator. This group provides extended user rights and can be assigned to advanced EMSOW users who wish to set up and fine-tune EMSOW to meet their own needs and bring the highest level of efficiency to their system.

#3 Technologists can clock in and out via web browser

To enable this functionality, an enterprise administrator should click “Admin” → “Terminals” and create a new terminal record with the “Kiosk technologist time tracking module” option. Then your technologists will be able to go to your domain and check in. After they are done working, the technologists should go to the same address and check out.

Tech Check-in

#4 Copy diagnoses in Service Edit window

Save the time you spend on entering the same diagnoses for several studies. Make a single click, and the system will automatically copy all the diagnoses to the rest of the studies, if their Diagnosis fields are empty.

Dx Copy

#5 Copy address from “Nursing home” type referring facilities

We have increased the automation of data entry. Now you can copy the address of a referring facility to service records if the referring facility is a nursing home.

Address Copy

If you want to learn more about our updates or services, please feel free to contact us at connect@unvsoft.com.


July 10, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – July 10, 2019

INDUSTRY NEWS

According to the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the current trend is the consolidation of independent radiology groups into larger businesses. In this environment, it’s getting harder for smaller practices to survive. The alternative way is scaling up. This can be achieved by automation and reaching a vast marketplace. EMSOW offers both, and much more.

For example, this week we have improved our time tracking system to help you manage imaging technologists.

 [#18822] Technologists can clock in and out via web browser

To enable this functionality, an enterprise administrator should click “Admin” → “Terminals” and create a new terminal record with the “Kiosk technologist time tracking module” option. Then your technologists (i.e. users with a technologist link) will be able to go to <yourdomain>.emsow.com/kiosk and check in at referring facilities that they are visiting to work with patients. After they are done working, the technologists should go to the same address and check out.

To track working hours of your technologists, go to “Accounting” → “Technologists Time Tracking.”

Technologist Time Tracker

July 3, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – July 3, 2019

Medical imaging news

CDs remain the predominant way of sharing radiological images with patients, says the Radiology journal. Today, with PACS storage and secure patient portals available, using CDs seems not entirely efficient, though.

EMSOW offers PACS with encrypted patient access and much more to streamline your imaging business.

EMSOW Release

[#18791] Copy address from “Nursing home” type referring facilities
We have increased the automation of data entry. Now you can copy the address of a referring facility to service records if the referring facility is a nursing home (i.e., its PoS code is 32). To use this feature, go to the Processing module, click Add or Edit, and click on the “Copy address from ref. facility” link.

Copy Nursing Home Address

June 26, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 26, 2019

Healthcare IT News

AI in healthcare is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in the professional community. Artificial intelligence has attracted the attention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is currently working on the regulation of its use in medicine.

No matter whether you use artificial intelligence in your practice or natural intelligence of your team is enough, there’s good news from EMSOW.

EMSOW PACS Bridge update
EMSOW PACS Bridge has been updated to version 1.2.319.0ed142. The new version allows you to view DICOM images right after you transfer them from your diagnostic unit, and includes stability improvements.

[#18623] Enter a note on removing a settings record
When a user removes a settings record such as a reading or billing rule, EMSOW will prompt the user to enter a note to describe a reason for removing it. We hope this will prevent accidental removals and make it easier for our support team to restore mistakenly removed records.

[#18669] Automatically reassign reading providers in case of reading delay
If a reading doctor or facility fails to upload a report for a study in due time (as specified in the Reading Times module), the study can be automatically reassigned to another reading provider. To use this feature, you need to configure reading rules. Simply create a new reading rule and add the option “Use to reassign a reading provider in case of reading delay” to conditions of the rule. Then, this rule will be applied in case a reading delay occurs, and the study will be sent to a new reading doctor or facility specified in the rule. Accordingly, the study will be removed from the physician portal of the previous reading provider who will also receive an email notification informing them that the interpretation order has been canceled (provided that an email address is configured in EMSOW for the doctor or facility).

[#18717] Study priority in DICOM tags
When sending studies to an external reading facility, you can now also transfer a study priority value (routine, ASAP, STAT). To that end, we have added an option to patch DICOM metadata with the study priority value. In order to use this feature, select the Study priority checkbox in the Send options tab of the Edit reading facility window. Now your external reading providers will be reliably informed of urgent cases!

[#18741] Services become “performed” on completing a preliminary report in Rendering Provider Portal
With this update, scheduled services will automatically change their status to performed when a user completes a preliminary report in the Rendering Provider Portal. This will let practitioners upload their notes to EMSOW without asking their administrator to change the status first.

[#18749] Rendering Provider filter and column in Rendering Provider Portal
We have added a “Rendering Provider” column to the grid in the Rendering Provider Portal. The search filter in the portal now also features a new field to search for services assigned to specific providers. This will make it easier for administrators to track work progress (just a reminder: the providers themselves only see their own services when they log in).