Did you know that outsourcing doesn’t begin and end with IT and manufacturing jobs?

Outside of call center and tech support services, outsourcing firms provide a wide range of services including engineering, health care, administrative, financial and accounting services just to name a few:
Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Medical Claims Processing, Radiology ,Teleradiology, Tax Preparation, Banking and Financial Services, Bookkeeping, Payroll Processing, QuickBooks, Accounting, Coding Services, J2EE Programming, Website Maintenance, Network Maintenance, Product Engineering, FEA Services, Architectural Services, CAD Services, 3D Rendering, Architectural Drafting Services, Structural Engineering Design, Web Analytics, Market Research, Data Entry and Document Management … (this list really could go on and on).

It’s a bit concerning, don’t you think? Mind you these aren’t low wage/low skill jobs. It’s scary to think about the job insecurity that exists nowadays. Anyways, how do you feel about outsourcing tapping into more and more markets?
magicbright if you don’t believe every field i’ve listed can be or is being outsourced just take a look at some of the available services at these firms.

http://www.outsource2india.com/

http://www.globaloutsource2india.com/

i didnt mean to imply these jobs are being outsourced in their entirety. i hope you don’t think that’s what i was trying to say

teleradiology in canada?

statistics about teleradiology in canada

What are the management related jobs in the teleradiology field?

I am currently working at the operations control department of a teleradiology company. I am an undergraduate management sciences student. I would like to discover the possibility of finding a management related jobs in the teleradiology field.
Any suggestions for websites, articles that could help me discover my options.
Any personal experience.
Any advice from someone working in the teleradiology field
will be appreciated.
Thanks

A Dicom Viewer Offers A Handy Way To See Your Digital Medical Images

A dicom viewer makes it possible for you to take a look at a variety of medical digital images.  Dicom viewers have the capability of being able to read digital images that come from a wide range of modalities, including ultrasound, CTs, MRIs, x-rays and mammographies, among others.  Dicom viewers can also be used with a PACS system to allow you to archive your digital images safely and allow your medical facility the option of using teleradiology for distribution of digital images the efficient and cost-effective way.

Dicom images are a type of format especially designed for the viewing of medical digital images.  It is similar to other digital image formats that you might be familiar with and use on your personal computer.  Your dicom viewer is a software that can be used on a personal computer or on a diagnostic monitor, and this software translates the digital information you have acquired and turns it into a digital medical image.  Dicom viewers may also be placed on a server and used over the World Wide Web.  This gives you the benefit of being able to see digital images from remote locations, and allows for specialist consultations with physicians located anywhere in the world with Internet access and the appropriate software and authorization.

One type of dicom viewer that is very popular with physicians is the Efilm Workstation.  This handy software allows you to view PET and CT images at the same time, and also offers a thumbnail viewer for your use.  The sophisticated dicom viewer also allows you to accomplish 3D volume rendering, and toolbars can be customized to your specifications.  Storage of dicom medical imaging is possible because the Efilm dicom viewer allows you to save your images and other files to DVDs or CDs.

One example of a quality web-based dicom viewer is the Viztek Opal-Rad system.  These dicom viewers are servers that offer secure socket layer encryption for safety in transmitting patient records.  Physicians have individual usernames and passwords as another means for control in the medical digital image distribution process.  Now you can customize the compression of the dicom medical imaging so that load times can be improved.  These dicom viewers also allow you to enhance your dicom medical imaging through the use of tools that include rotation, zoom, window and level, to name a few.

These digital image viewers are the workhorses of many of the daily tasks that you perform in your medical office, whether large or small, and they work hard so that you can work efficiently.

In this article Jonathon Blocker writes about– A Handy Way To See Your Digital Medical Images with a A
dicom viewer.

How To Save Time And Money: Use A State-Of-The-Art Mammography Workstation

A mammography imaging center relies on a fast yet accurate turnover of high-quality digital images in order to stay in the black.  One major way to use less time and therefore save money is to invest in teleradiology solutions for your imaging center or hospital.  PACS appliances include the software and server hardware that you need to use at your mammography workstation in order to store, manage, distribute and view your digital medical images.  

Storage and the Mammography Workstation

You will save a great deal of money and frustration if you look for a mammography workstation that allows you to start with the storage size that you need, and also lets you expand the storage size in the future if your needs change.  Servers for these workstations should use RAID 5 archiving capacity in sizes starting at one terabyte and up for the best storage solution at the most cost-effective price for your hospital or imaging center.  Digital storage solutions also help your medical facility to comply with HIPPA regulations more easily and inexpensively.

Manage Medical Digital Images On A Mammography Workstation

A mammography viewer that utilizes teleradiology allows multiple concurrent users to access and manage the medical digital images.  This type of mammo viewer allows for very fast query and retrieval of the specific digital images you need, and these images are much less likely to be misfiled in a digital environment with several layers of identification involved.  Your medical facility’s full range of medical digital images also must be managed according to HIPPA guidelines, with backup and storage, as well as disaster recovery, taken into consideration.  A mammography viewer with the appropriate server and software can help you manage your digital images quickly and easily on a daily basis.

View And Distribute Medical Digital Images Using A Mammography Viewer

A mammo viewer that is easy to use will save your staff a great deal of time, and will thus also save money.  Instead of making multiple queries and retrievals in order to compare images, you will want a mammography viewer that allows you to view multiple studies side by side.  A mammo viewer that offers fast retrieval times is also very helpful.  

Another useful quality in a mammo viewer is to able to customize the pre-fetching of relevant prior digital images and reports.  A mammography viewer that allows for the staff to define the mammography report flow needed also improves workflow, and thus all of these features combined allow for faster yet accurate processing of images and reports, all of which helps to save your facility money.  Secure distribution of medical reports and digital images is entirely possible when using an effective mammography workstation that is designed to perform all the functions that you need to improve patient care at the best price.

Wayne Hemrick writes about the advent of future technology. In this article he writes about the mammography workstation.

How Computed Radiography Systems Can Improve Workflow and Save Money

Computed Radiography is a tried and true method of acquiring medical digital images for use as x-rays.  Computed radiography systems are not only available for large hospitals, but also for small and medium-sized medical facilities, orthopedic offices and others.  Now you can use exceptional CR systems, including AGFA CR, Kodak CR, and Fuji CR units, to complement your existing radiography equipment and move it up to low-volume digital imagery at an affordable price.

CR systems can be used both in the office and off-site.  With a CR unit, you also have more flexibility in taking patient images because the patient can be lying or sitting down.  Reusable cassettes are used for the digital image capture, which is a cost savings over film and development chemicals that need to be replaced for every image taken.  

The Kodak CR systems offer an attractive group of digital imaging units.  Several of the Kodak CR systems come with a mini-PACS system as well, so that you can archive and distribute your digital images quickly and easily.

The AGFA CR 30-X and 35-X systems are compact and produce high resolution digital medical images.  The AGFA CR systems allow you to meet HIPPA requirements in terms of medical digital image archiving and storage.  The CR30-X is a compact tabletop device that runs on standard electrical outlets, saving space as well as time in that it offers a simpler installation than other systems.  The AGFA CR 35-X offers three unique image resolution modes for your convenience.  

Fuji CR systems are available in XC-1 and XL-1 models.  Both have a small footprint, making them suitable for use in exam rooms.  They offer fast image previews in less than a minute, and offer imaging plates in a variety of sizes appropriate to your medical digital imaging tasks.  The Fuji CR XL-1 can send digital images to your PACS system, where the images can be stored, and it will also enable you to print hard copies of your digital medical images to film.  The Fuji CR XC-1 can process 35 plates measuring 14X17 per hour, while the XL-1 can read 62 similar sized plates each hour, for improved workflow in your digital imaging department.

Computed radiography systems such as the AGFA, Fuji and Kodak CR units make a great choice for when you want to retrofit the radiology equipment that you already have in place.  By upgrading your current equipment so that it produces digital medical images, you can also benefit by being able to use a PACS system for digital archiving both on and off-site, and can implement teleradiology to send and receive digital images.

In this article Jonathon Blocker writes about– How computed radiography systems Can Improve Workflow and Save Money.

Using A Dicom Viewer For Web Teleradiology Can Save Money

Physicians, nurses, administrators and imaging specialists are making the switch to teleradiology using a dicom viewer as part of their system.

Teleradiology works in much the same way as sending an email message does: you create a message, then send it via the World Wide Web to your recipient, who will read it and respond in some way. Digital medical images can also be sent on secure transmission lines to doctors, medical facilities, specialists, consultants, or anyone else you grant authorization, where they will be viewed using a dicom reader, also known as a dicom viewer.

There are many cost advantages to going to digital imagery systems that utilize the dicom reader, because of the savings of money and time. If you have your medical practice in a rural setting, you know that hiring full-time specialists can be too cost prohibitive. Even bringing in consultants, specialists, and physicians for second opinions can require a heavy cash outlay for transportation and accommodation. Instead, you can save money and still have access to the finest specialists that you need by using a dicom viewer along with appropriate imaging software. A web dicom viewer and pacs software allows you to send your patient’s medical digital images securely online to your consulting physician, who can look at the images on a dicom viewer, make a diagnosis and get the information back to you rapidly, at no extra cost to you or your facility. By using a dicom reader, you can consult with physicians anywhere in the world by using the access provided by the Internet, at a fraction of the cost required for bringing them to your medical office or hospital.

There are also cost advantages that come from using digital images and dicom viewers over traditional film images. You will not need to purchase film when you are using digital imaging devices. You will also save money on related imaging costs, such as the development chemicals that are hazardous to store and use, which are not used with a dicom viewer. Because time equals money in the medical field, you can save money by taking advantage of the speed-enhancing qualities inherent in dicom viewers. Because of the immediate nature of communicating online, you can have instant access to your digital images and diagnostic results right on your dicom reader. Compare that to paying staff to retrieve and file hard-copy images, as well as maintaining a storage area big enough for several thousand patient images for years, as mandated by HIPPA regulations. Digital images can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection by authorized personnel by using a web dicom viewer. This allows you to easily consult with other physicians anywhere in your office, across town or around the world. A web dicom viewer makes all of this flexibility and cost effectiveness possible.

In this article Wayne Hemrick writes about dicom viewers.

Aris Teleradiology, RamSoft announce agreement to implement PowerServer PACS

RamSoft, developer of healthcare information technology, and Aris Teleradiology, a radiology solutions company, have announced that Aris will implement RamSoft’s PowerServer PACS technology by the end of 2007.

The partnership is significant for both companies. Aris anticipates significant growth during the coming years, and the RamSoft PACS product will provide the technology backbone to meet its goals. To its own credit, RamSoft was chosen over more than 30 PACS solution vendors — including several other leading PACS companies — in an extensive selection process.

“We’re delighted,” said Brian Kundtz, Chief Technology Officer for Aris. “We wanted a solution that would enable radiologists to take advantage of the web and internet access, no matter where in the world they were. We sought a product that would allow them to access images, do reporting, and quickly and easily have the technology solution in front of them. We felt RamSoft’s solution was one of the strongest from a teleradiology standpoint.”

Offered in multiple configurations, RamSoft’s PowerServer provides a reliable, web-based approach to PACS, accommodating unlimited users and workstations. Key features include study tracking from start to finish, unmatched real-time worklist flexibility, prefetching of current and prior studies to each site or workstation, and flexible viewing protocols. A full suite of clinical tools enables optimal image manipulation, and a digital dictation module allows physicians to dictate reports and have them transcribed into formatted Microsoft Word reports.

The PowerServer PACS is being installed at Aris’ Ohio data center. As clients are enlisted, their facilities will deploy either a low-cost RamSoft Gateway Router or the company’s standard Gateway solution.

“This product is strong and user friendly, and that’s why we decided to partner with RamSoft,” Ed Bachmann, VP of Sales and Marketing for Aris said. “It deploys very nicely–downloads are fast, connectivity is smooth, and the entire process is uncomplicated. No matter where our physicians go they can bring up the web client and be reading quickly, and that’s what we were looking for.”

Carl Kozlowski, President of Aris, went a step further. “Acquiring a PACS that we could implement today but that would support us next year and four or five years down the line was essential to us. We believe we’ve selected a system that can grow with us and that will allow us to meet our business goals of substantial growth over the next five years.”

Vijay Ramanathan, President and CEO of RamSoft, also expressed delight at the partnership. “This opportunity is satisfying, but the real satisfaction will come as Aris customers come on board and as its operation begins to grow,” he said. “As we look to the future with Aris, we’re very excited.

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Bring Full Functionality To Your Medical Facility With A PACS RIS System

It is hard to imagine how the average medical facility could survive without their pacs workstations.  By making the switch to a digital medical environment through the use of pacs ris systems, you can enjoy the full functionality that comes with being able to store, view, distribute and archive your medical images and records quickly, easily, and cost effectively.

A fully effective pacs ris system is offered by Candelis with their Candelis pacs, and most notably the Candelis Imagegrid.  The Candelis Imagegrid offers the full range of features that every medical office and facility can use to improve workflow and offer better patient care.

Candelis Imagegrid combines the software you need with a state-of-the-art server that acts as a storage warehouse.  The storage capacity of the Candelis Imagegrid can range from one to tens of terabytes, and can be sized to fit your medical facility’s specific needs both now and in the future.

This Candelis PACS system also allows for fast access of digital medical images, and in the process simplifies the operation and management of those digital image files while all the while protecting those images with HIPPA compliant protocols in place.  

Because Candelis pacs works on a Dicom framework, it also allows for greater flexibility in use of a wide variety of digital image modalities, including high-volume 64-slice CT studies, to be read by the same pacs workstations.  By basing the system in Dicom, the appliance can easily move, route and store your medical digital images effectively both onsite as well as offsite.

The Candelis system also allows for a great deal of customization in teleradiology.  You can set the rules for automatic routing of medical digital images to reading physicians located both on and offsite as a matter of course.  One of the best timesaving features of the Candelis pacs software is that it can be set for automatic storage to a remote server, thus making sure you are in compliance with HIPPA standards regarding archiving of patient medical records.

Pacs ris systems such as this also make anytime access to medical digital images possible.  This means that offsite consulting physicians, even those of different continents, can have access to the same patient records as you do, in a secure environment as outlined by HIPPA protocols.  All of this flexibility in use comes with no additional personnel costs, making the pacs ris systems very efficient, and bringing a smoother and increased workflow to your medical facility, regardless of its size.

Wayne Hemrick writes about the advent of future technology. In this article he writes about the pacs ris system.

Is Teleradiology And Pacs Same?

No, but the two are related. PACS, or picture archiving and communication system, serves as a digital storage medium for medical imaging versus traditional film records. PACS systems can be USED in teleradiology, as medical images can be taken in one located and interpreted by a radiologist in a completely separate location.
Teleradiology simply describes the practice of having digital medical images sent from one location to a radiologist elsewhere, in cases where a staff radiologist might not be readily available (off hours, rural location, etc.).

Open Up Your Medical Facility To A Wealth Of Flexibility when You Use Radiology PACS

Many medical offices, cardiology units, dental and veterinary offices are turning to digital medical imaging. If you are considering doing the same, you will want to learn more about Radiology PACS. RIS PACS software offers the many options and flexibility you need to keep your medical facility, whether large or small, functioning at full capacity. Radiology PACS is a type of software used with a dicom viewer and the Internet to allow you to archive, view and distribute your patients’ medical digital images.

The software might also include RIS PACS, which allows you to integrate patient records, appointment scheduling and billing along with the digital medical images. Archiving of patient medical digital images is much easier with the use of a Radiology PACS or a cardiology PACS appliance.

The “5″ refers to the RAID 5 archiving capacity, and is a name for the computer’s data storage. A RAID array aligns multiple hard disk drives in the computer to function compatibly together. Ris PACS can be used to view many different types of medical digital images and records. MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, mammograms, x-rays and others can be viewed with the same Radiology PACS software. Cardiology PACS is also useful in a teleradiology situation. This is when the dicom viewer is connected to a secure transmission line online. The cardiology PACS software allows you to send and receive digital images across the hall to another physician, anywhere in your building, or to a consulting specialist located anywhere in the world with Internet access. Cardiology PACS software can also be used as part of a PACS workstation.

This means you can manipulate digital medical images using the software. You can perform tasks such as change the brightness or contrast, as well as zoom, rotate or crop the image. Using cardiology PACS can also save time in retrieval of patient information. If you are using a ris PACS system, you can bring up a list of your daily appointments, and set the software so that the corresponding patient digital images are brought close to hand in RAID array hard drive storage, making for quick and easy retrieval. Ris PACS and other types of pacs software makes it easy to have all patient information in one central place for auditing purposes. For improved workflow and ease of use, pacs software brings great changes to your medical facility.

In this article Jonathon Blocker writes about cardiology PACS.

Teleradiology â?? A More Effective Use of Resources

With an aging population, people delaying medical procedures because of the spiraling costs associated with a privatized system and more medical students going into more profitable fields such as cosmetic surgery, the number of practicing radiologists has been shrinking even as demand is rising. Teleradiology makes access to these medical professionals easier than ever. Through the use of web based PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems), medical images can be distributed securely over the Internet. This is the basis of teleradiology; thanks to this increasingly-affordable technology, radiologists are no longer limited by location.

The Web-Based PACS Story

The first Radiology PACS was used at the Department of Radiology at the Ohio State University Medical Center nearly twenty years ago. In those days, the cost was several times what it is today, so only such a major medical center with university (or corporate) funding could afford such a system.

Despite the quarter-million dollar price tag, it is estimated that since it was installed in 1992, OHU’s Radiology PACS has saved the center in excess of $2 million dollars.

As the cost of PC-based technology that makes teleradiology possible has continued to fall, radiology PACs have become increasingly affordable. Today, a basic system can be had for around $5000.

More On Teleradiology

As Web-based communications have become easier, faster and cheaper, it has enabled radiologists to practice their specialty from any location and at any time of the day. This also gives hospitals in small, under-served communities access to health care professionals who work in some of the less-common sub-specialties in the radiology field, such as MRI Radiologists, Neuroradiologists, Pediatric Radiologists, or Musculoskeletal Radiologists â?? physicians who are usually found practicing only in major metropolitan areas.

Modern radiology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems) employ the same basic PC and Internet technology with which you are already familiar â?? meaning that you can be up and running quickly without having to invest large amounts of time and money training the staff on how to use new technology.

Radiology PACS also make it easier to keep records and comply with federal regulations in this regard. It will no longer be necessary to use a cumbersome file-folder system, as such teleradiology records can be stored digitally, using any system that works for your facility and system. It’s possible to store medical images on digital media with other patient records, such as health history, prescriptions, the all-important billing information â?? any records that can be digitized â?? in the same archive, using the same folder system as Windows or MacOS.

The Future of Diagnostic Medicine

Using teleradiology services remotely over the World Wide Web does not mean sacrificing speed or quality â?? in fact, most such services have a turnaround time of thirty minutes or less, which can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. Radiology PACS offer flexibility, economy and efficiency â?? making teleradiology a large part of the future of health care.

In this article Jonathon Blocker writes about Teleradiology.

Teleradiology â?? A More Effective Use of Resources

With an aging population, people delaying medical procedures because of the spiraling costs associated with a privatized system and more medical students going into more profitable fields such as cosmetic surgery, the number of practicing radiologists has been shrinking even as demand is rising. Teleradiology makes access to these medical professionals easier than ever. Through the use of web based PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems), medical images can be distributed securely over the Internet. This is the basis of teleradiology; thanks to this increasingly-affordable technology, radiologists are no longer limited by location.

The Web-Based PACS Story

The first Radiology PACS was used at the Department of Radiology at the Ohio State University Medical Center nearly twenty years ago. In those days, the cost was several times what it is today, so only such a major medical center with university (or corporate) funding could afford such a system.

Despite the quarter-million dollar price tag, it is estimated that since it was installed in 1992, OHU’s Radiology PACS has saved the center in excess of $2 million dollars.

As the cost of PC-based technology that makes teleradiology possible has continued to fall, radiology PACs have become increasingly affordable. Today, a basic system can be had for around $5000.

More On Teleradiology

As Web-based communications have become easier, faster and cheaper, it has enabled radiologists to practice their specialty from any location and at any time of the day. This also gives hospitals in small, under-served communities access to health care professionals who work in some of the less-common sub-specialties in the radiology field, such as MRI Radiologists, Neuroradiologists, Pediatric Radiologists, or Musculoskeletal Radiologists â?? physicians who are usually found practicing only in major metropolitan areas.

Modern radiology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems) employ the same basic PC and Internet technology with which you are already familiar â?? meaning that you can be up and running quickly without having to invest large amounts of time and money training the staff on how to use new technology.

Radiology PACS also make it easier to keep records and comply with federal regulations in this regard. It will no longer be necessary to use a cumbersome file-folder system, as such teleradiology records can be stored digitally, using any system that works for your facility and system. It’s possible to store medical images on digital media with other patient records, such as health history, prescriptions, the all-important billing information â?? any records that can be digitized â?? in the same archive, using the same folder system as Windows or MacOS.

The Future of Diagnostic Medicine

Using teleradiology services remotely over the World Wide Web does not mean sacrificing speed or quality â?? in fact, most such services have a turnaround time of thirty minutes or less, which can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. Radiology PACS offer flexibility, economy and efficiency â?? making teleradiology a large part of the future of health care.

In this article Jonathon Blocker writes about Teleradiology.

What Are The Management Related Jobs In The Teleradiology Field?

I am currently working at the operations control department of a teleradiology company. I am an undergraduate management sciences student. I would like to discover the possibility of finding a management related jobs in the teleradiology field.
Any suggestions for websites, articles that could help me discover my options.
Any personal experience.
Any advice from someone working in the teleradiology field
will be appreciated.
Thanks

What Can A RIS PACS System And Teleradiology Do For Your Medical Facility?

Teleradiology utilizes the Internet and various networks to enable physicians and radiologists to send and receive medical digital images and reports to one another.  Even if your medical facility is a small one, or located in a small town, you can nevertheless benefit from using teleradiology to access the specialists you need for consultations, thus providing excellent patient care.  Teleradiology is enabled by a RIS PACS system, which is the software system used to translate digital images and reports into DICOM images, and then enable those images to be sent over the World Wide Web.  

A PACS radiology system is used in conjunction with a PACS web viewer to create a workstation that will enable you to store, view and distribute your medical images and reports in a digital environment.  

A RIS PACS System Helps You Store Medical Images

HIPPA regulations require secure storage of patient digital images and reports.  As well, those records must be kept secure for several years in an archive in order to comply with HIPPA, and there must be a disaster recovery plan in place as well.  All of these issues can be handled quickly and easily with a PACS radiology system.  By using PACS RIS software and the Internet, digital images and reports can be stored in a tiny fraction of the space needed for hardcopy files, and they can be backed up to CD or DVD or tape, and can also be backed up on an offsite server for quick access should a calamity strike.  

View Medical Images On A PACS Web Viewer

The RIS PACS system also allows you to view and enhance images for better patient care.  You can take a digital image and zoom in, change the brightness or contrast, along with several other features in order to give you the image you need for a clear diagnosis.  A web viewer allows for high-end graphic images to be properly displayed, such as are used in medical digital imaging.

A RIS PACS System Makes Distribution Of Digital Medical Images Easy

PACS RIS software connects all the power of the Internet to your web viewer or workstation.  You can set protocols using PACS RIS software so that authorized personnel only will have the ability to distribute medical images.  By using a PACS radiology system, you can collaborate with whomever you choose no matter that other physician’s locale anywhere in the world, making affordable better patient care within your reach.  

The digital aspect of the images allows for immediate access anywhere at anytime.  Combined with the RIS piece of the RIS PACS system, you also have the ability to send digital images of reports and test results along with the images, so that a complete care package is available to all physicians who are allowed to access the system.

In short, a PACS radiology system will bring your medical facility into the digital age.

Wayne Hemrick writes about the advent of future technology. In this article he writes about the pacs web viewer.

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