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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.

Complete Preliminary

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.


April 24, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – April 24, 2019

Hello, world!

A week ago, radiologists in China found a 13 cm spoon in a woman’s duodenum. She accidentally swallowed it when she tried to remove a fishbone out of her throat. Luckily, the spoon was timely extracted.

And if you need to improve your turnaround time, we’ve got something new for you.

[#18551] Automatically change service status and auto-assign a technologist

When a technologist attaches images by dragging and dropping study tiles in the Technologist Portal, the system automatically changes the service status from “Scheduled” to “Performed”. Now your scheduling managers can save their time since they don’t need to manually change the service status prior to image upload—the system recognizes the status change on its own!

Automatically change service status

In addition, if the service was not assigned to the technologist, the system assigns him or her to the service (given that their user account is linked to the particular technologist account), so that their name appears on the final report.


April 17, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – April 17, 2019

News of the world

Hi there!

Male pregnancy is possible in the near future. Kirtly Jones from Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Healthcare says human embryos can be produced from ordinary skin cells. So women can use this technology too. If you encounter such a case in your practice (or possibly not), EMSOW team has prepared a new feature to improve your image management.

[#18531] Task manager module

To streamline your exam management, we have added a new module called Task manager. You can find it in the Dispatch dropdown menu on the upper navigation bar. The new functionality allows you to add tasks related to your exams. For example, your client may require a film and a CD in addition to DICOM images. Go to the Dispatch module, select the needed study, click on the Exam Tasks icon, set one or several tasks, and assign them to the responsible employees.

Task Manager 1

Managers can track the task progress, and employees can mark the tasks as complete or incomplete in the Task Manager module.

Task Manager 2

Use search filters to retrieve the tasks easily. To enable this feature in your system, please contact EMSOW support: support@emsow.com.