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Radisphere radiologist, Thomas Hudson, M.D., provides perspective on Breast Cancer Prevention

October 17, 2013

Radisphere radiologist and Director of Women’s Imaging at Naples Community Hospital Outpatient Centers, Thomas Hudson, M.D., was recently featured in, Natural Awakenings, a monthly publication that provides cutting-edge information on natural health and highlights products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Hudson shares his perspective on breast cancer prevention and his research findings […]

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Growing Hospital-Based Radiology Services

October 7, 2013

By Scott Seidelmann Via HFMA Strategic Financial Planning Newsletter Georgia-based Atlanta Medical Center South is among a number of hospitals that are successfully implementing an accountable, standards-based radiology approach. In two years, the hospital has seen a 42 percent increase in high-tech imaging referrals from its top 10 referring physicians. In addition, hospital leaders believe […]

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Population Health Demands Clearer Standards for Radiology

July 19, 2013

Via healthleadersmedia.com Radiology leaders advocate standards-based medical imaging programs to reduce errors and improve efficiencies. The aim is to reward radiologists “not for more procedures, but for the right ones.” “[Radiology is] the greatest profession in medicine. When a patient comes to you, if you are not sure of the answer, you simply just order more […]

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When is a CT better than an MRI?

January 13, 2013

via Wooster Community Hospital They sound similar – so which one is better? It depends on what part of your body your doctor is interested in and the reason for the exam. Radiologists are the doctors who specialize in reading these images and collaborate with your doctor to determine what issue they want to diagnose. […]

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CT Scans Versus MRI

January 7, 2013

via Wooster Weekly News Many patients ask about the differences between a CT (Computed Tomography) scan and a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan: “Which is better?” or, “Should I have one over the other?” While the machines look similar, what occurs is quite different. A CT scanner sends X-ray beams through an are taking many […]

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Peer Review: Why Current Models Undermine Safety Culture

December 20, 2012

The field of radiology is known for its rapid innovations in technology. We continually offer up exciting new ways to image the body, but when it comes to improving the accuracy of professional interpretations, little meaningful progress has been made in the last 50 years. This is true in part because current radiology peer review […]

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East Cooper has new Medical Director of Radiology

December 11, 2012

via Moultrienews Radisphere, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United Sates, today announced the hiring of Jennifer Ruth Cranny, M.D. as the Onsite Medical Director of Radiology at East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, SC. A long-time resident of South Carolina, Dr. Cranny specializes in breast imaging. She is supported by a […]

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Radisphere Renews Contract with South Fulton Regional Medical Center to Provide Exclusive Radiology Services

November 29, 2012

via Fierce Healthcare Radisphere, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, today announced that South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia has renewed its contract for exclusive radiology services through 2013. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. According to Anthony Davis, South Fulton’s Director of Radiology, “Radisphere is […]

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California medical center upgrades stroke diagnosis technology

November 9, 2012

via HospitalManagementNet Adventist Medical Center-Hanford in California, US, has implemented a new imaging procedure, a computed tomography (CT) brain perfusion exam, to improve stroke diagnosis and management. The hospital will use the CT brain perfusion exam, implemented with the help of Radisphere, to obtain improved diagnostic information from suspected stroke patients. Adventist Health network operations […]

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Radisphere Helps Bring New Imaging Procedure to California’s Adventist Medical Center – Hanford to Aid in Stroke Diagnosis and Management

November 8, 2012

via Fierce Healthcare Radisphere, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, today announced that it has helped implement a new imaging procedure for the medical staff at Adventist Medical Center – Hanford in California. The procedure, known as a computed tomography (CT) brain perfusion exam, can provide better diagnostic information for […]

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Radisphere Partners With National Rural Health Association

October 5, 2012

via MD News Radisphere’s Gold Partnership demonstrates its commitment to bringing a proven and tailored solution for hospitals under 100 beds. Radisphere offers the largest network of subspecialty radiologists in the United States who perform final reports and consults 24x7x365 so small hospitals can provide the best care for their patients. Click here to read the […]

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Dr. Paul Forsyth (onsite radiologist at Washington Adventist Hospital) Discusses Mammograms & Early Detection

October 4, 2012

via WTOP Radio Click here to listen to the radio segment.

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A tale of two scans: Which is better – a CT scan or an MRI?

October 3, 2012

via Hartford Sentinel Many patients ask about the differences between a CT (Computed Tomography) scan and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan: “Which is better?” or “Should I have one over the other?” While the machines look similar, what occurs inside these “donut holes” is quite different. A CT scanner sends X-ray beams through the […]

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Florida medical centre selects new radiology services partner

October 1, 2012

via Hospital ManagementNet Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Florida, US, has chosen Radisphere as its new radiology services partner. The Radisphere partnership will provide the Shands Lake Shore and the Lake Shore Imaging Center medical staff with comprehensive subspecialty radiology coverage and diagnostic reports. Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center CEO […]

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South Nassau Communities Hospital Selects Radisphere

September 26, 2012

via Imaging Economics South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY, has partnered with Radisphere National Radiology Group, Westport, Conn, to increase the hospital’s capacity to provide medical imaging services, subspecialty radiology coverage, and final reports. “After a thorough evaluation of many radiology providers, we selected Radisphere because of its strong commitment to quality standards, its customer-service approach to […]

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South Nassau Hospital outsources radiology

September 17, 2012

via Long Island Business News by Claude Solnik In a move designed to save money while increasing access to a network of specialists, South Nassau Communities Hospital has partnered with Radisphere National Radiology Group to provide radiology services. The 435-bed, Oceanside-based hospital had handled radiology in house, before deciding to outsource it to a firm specializing in this service […]

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New York hospital to upgrade medical imaging services

September 17, 2012

via HospitalManagementNet South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, US, has selected Radisphere National Radiology Group for medical imaging services, sub-specialty radiology coverage and final reports. Radisphere will collaborate with South Nassau’s medical staff to make timely and precise diagnoses available through a group of local onsite radiologists and a team of sub-specialty teleradiologists. […]

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South Nassau Communities Hospital Selects Radisphere as New Radiology Services Partner

September 14, 2012

via Fierce Healthcare Partnership Focused on Meeting Increased Demand for Rapid, Efficient Imaging Services South Nassau Communities Hospital has partnered with Radisphere National Radiology Group to significantly increase the hospital’s capacity to provide medical imaging services, subspecialty radiology coverage, and final reports 24/7/365. “After a thorough evaluation of many radiology providers, we selected Radisphere because […]

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Radisphere: iPhone Application Speeds Critical Findings

September 10, 2012

via Radiology Today Radisphere has announced an iPhone application to further improve the speed and quality of radiology services for its hospital clients. The secure, HIPAA-compliant application provides referring physicians with access to final reports, addendums, and critical findings, alerting them with push notifications when the information is available for their review. They can then […]

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Radisphere Launches Radiology Quality Institute

August 14, 2012

via Advance for Imaging and Radiation Oncology Radisphere, a large and fast-growing national radiology group, launched the Radiology Quality Institute (RQI, a collaborative research organization dedicated to the identification and promotion of radiology quality standards and process improvements in order to improve healthcare delivery. The RQI has a focused research agenda to identify and implement […]

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eBook defines quality standards in radiology

August 14, 2012

via mHIMSS The Radiology Quality Institute (RQI), a research organization dedicated to the identification and promotion of radiology quality standards and process improvements, today announced the availability of an eBook entitled “10 Best Practices for Remodeling Radiology.” The eBook examines emerging benchmarks and standards that hospitals can use to gauge the quality and measure the […]

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Radisphere Launches the Radiology Quality Institute

August 10, 2012

via ImagingBiz Radisphere Launches the Radiology Quality Institute Radisphere has launched the Radiology Quality Institute (RQI), a collaborative research organization dedicated to the identification and promotion of radiology quality standards in order to improve health care delivery. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Radisphere is the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, providing […]

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RAISING THE BAR: Choosing the right radiology partner for your hospital begins with crafting an effective RFP process

August 2, 2012

via Imaging Economics Special Report: Community Hospitals RAISING THE BAR: by Michael Bassett Choosing the right radiology partner for your hospital begins with crafting an effective RFP process. Which begs the question—why? In the course of a typical year, a large number of hospitals are going to switch radiology groups. In fact, according to the […]

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WHO TO WATCH: HEALTH CARE

July 16, 2012

via Crains Cleveland Business Others to keep an eye on Scott Seidelmann, CEO, Radisphere National Radiology Group Radisphere National Radiology Group, which provides remote and on-site radiology services to community hospitals, raised about $80 million in financing over the last five years. The growing company recently moved from Commerce Park to a new location on […]

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Radisphere iPhone App Speeds Delivery of Critical Radiology Information

July 10, 2012

via Imaging Technology News Radisphere announced its Radisphere iPhone application to further improve the speed and quality of radiology services at its hospital clients. The secure application provides referring physicians with access to Final Reports, Addendums and Critical Findings. Physicians are alerted via push notifications when Critical Findings and other information are available for their […]

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Radisphere envisions growth with national contracts for radiology services

July 3, 2012

via Akron Beacon Journal Wooster Community Hospital had a vision for growth in its imaging services. So rather than employing its own radiologists, the 150-bed hospital in Wayne County began contracting several years ago with a national radiology business in Northeast Ohio to interpret its patients’ X-rays, MRIs, CTs and other imaging tests. The community […]

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Radisphere Joins Clarity PSO to Advance Radiology Quality

June 18, 2012

via Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Radisphere, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, has announced that it is the first radiology group to voluntarily participate in Clarity Group Inc.’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Clarity PSO, a Division of Clarity Group, Inc., was one of the first PSOs to be federally […]

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A commitment to patient health at Wooster Community Hospital

June 15, 2012

via The Wayne Bargain Hunter Ever since a car accident four years ago left him with kidney damage, Dave Coppola of Wooster has needed a CT scan every six months. With such frequent tests, it was important to him to minimize his radiation exposure. So when he learned about Wooster Community Hospital’s (WCH) Low-Dose CT […]

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An Ounce of Prevention

June 12, 2012

via Imaging Economics by Elaine Sanchez-Wilson Reducing errors and eliminating wrong events in radiology takes vigilance and a culture of shared responsibility. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine issued a report that illuminated the hazards of medical errors and generated much alarm from the concerned public. “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health Care […]

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The Antidote for Radiology Errors

June 5, 2012

via Imaging Technology News The Antidote for Radiology Errors: Better systems that improve quality, learning and safety are the key to real improvements Teri Yates, CHC Most experts embrace the notion that the best way to prevent medical errors is to learn from them rather than punish the individuals involved. Despite this, the facts suggest there […]

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iPad works well for emergency MRI and CT reads, study finds

June 4, 2012

iPads are just as effective as traditional workstations for radiologists reading MRI and CT scans in emergency situations, according to new research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Researchers from Changi General Hospital in Singapore theorized that tablet computers such as the iPad could hold lots of potential for radiologists, because they could fill […]

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Radisphere Nets Red Herring Top 100 Award

June 1, 2012

via redherring.com The Red Herring editorial team selected the 2012 Top 100 Americas in Santa Monica on May 23. They are the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across the region. The Top 100 winners were judged on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, CAGR, technology innovation, quality of […]

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Cleveland’s Radisphere only radiology provider to win Red Herring’s Top 100 North Americas Award

June 1, 2012

via Healthcare Finance News Cleveland – Radisphere (www.radisphereradiology.com), the largest and fastest growing national radiology group in the United States, today announced it has been named a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner, making it the only radiology services provider and one of only eight healthcare companies selected. Red Herring’s Top 100 North America […]

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No, it’s not ‘unsettling’ to see medical imaging volume declining

May 23, 2012

via MedCity News The medical imaging industry, or at least its leading trade group, would have us believe it’s “unsettling” that pricey medical imaging procedures like CT scans and MRIs are on the decline. To the contrary, it’s a welcome and somewhat rare sign that the U.S. health industry is actually getting something right, and […]

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Radisphere Launches New site for Radiology Standards & Quality

May 17, 2012

via Health Imaging Hub Radisphere, the national radiology group that is defining quality standards in radiology, today announced that it has launched a new corporate website, www.radispheregroup.com. The site is for community hospital administrators, medical staffs, radiology directors, or anyone looking to learn about a radiology delivery model that demonstrably improves quality and diagnostic accuracy, […]

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Urgent care for Bamberg

May 9, 2012

via The People Sentinel By Kaelyn Pfenning – Staff Writer Rural hospitals experience change. The Bamberg County Hospital officially closed on Monday, April 30, and an urgent care center opened in its place with a ribbon cutting May 1 at the former hospital in Bamberg. Services offered include urgent care, radiology, lab, physical therapy and […]

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TV Show “American Health Journal” Features Radisphere Client

May 1, 2012

via PBS SoCal Public Television Click here to see the May 1 segment posted on our Facebook page.

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Deciding Factors

April 1, 2012

via Imaging Economics Deciding Factors by Dara O’Brien What primary considerations govern vendor selection and contract administration in the burgeoning teleradiology market? Rapid advances in technology and ongoing economic pressures have sparked reliance on tele-radiology services among an increasing number of health care providers. Nearly half of all radiology practices use an external provider to […]

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Radisphere announces availability of next ‘Quality Update’ piece

March 17, 2012

via News Medical Website Radisphere (www.radisphere.net), the only radiology provider offering proven accessibility and accountability to community hospitals, today announced availability of its next “Quality Update” piece as part of its “The Final Read on Quality” initiative. In the piece entitled “Preventing Wrong Events in Radiology,” now available at www.radisphere.net/FinalReadonQuality, the case is made for […]

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Radisphere National Radiology Group relocates its office in Beachwood

March 7, 2012

via Crains Cleveland Business Radisphere National Radiology Group Inc. has moved its Beachwood office from Commerce Park to Park East Drive. The 70 people the company employs in Beachwood will occupy most of the third floor at 3700 Park East, which was occupied by Rosetta Marketing Group until the interactive marketing firm consolidated its Northeast […]

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I’M LOOKING THROUGH YOU: Examining the war of words in MPPR imaging cuts

March 1, 2012

via Medical Dealer In late 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the reach of its reduced reimbursement policy on Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) to include the professional and technical components for CT, MRI and ultrasound modalities. “This proposal was based on the expected effciencies in furnishing multiple services in the […]

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Meeting Hospitals’ Financial Goals Through an Alternative Radiology Delivery Model

February 24, 2012

via Beckers Hospital Review Hospitals across the country are under pressure to reduce costs and increase quality in an environment of decreasing reimbursement. While some factors, such as cuts to Medicare, may be outside hospitals’ control, management of service lines presents at least one opportunity to increase savings and quality. For example, hospitals can work […]

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Can Standards-Based Radiology Services Improve Quality and Control Costs? The answer is, without question, yes.

January 16, 2012

via Western Pennsylvania Hospital News As a 24-hour, high-volume service with many different types of consumers—emergency physicians, surgeons, orthopedists, oncologists and family practitioners—radiology is under more complex demands than ever before. How can a hospital better serve its medical staff and keep quality high, while controlling costs? By developing a standards-based approach to radiology services. […]

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Northeast Regional teams up with Radisphere

January 3, 2012

via Heartland Connection One Heartland hospital is taking a huge step on the advancement of patient care thanks to a major partnership. Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Radisphere. It’s the only radiology provider offering proven accessibility and accountability to community hospitals. This partnership will provide a new […]

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The Radiologist As Ambassador: Integrating On-site and Off-site Reading at Lima Memorial

December 19, 2011

via Imaging Biz When Daniel Schultz, DO, accepted a position with Radisphere five years ago, he was particularly excited about the prospect of a combined on-site and off-site radiology practice. “I saw it as a way to practice my specialty, but also to rely on my colleagues to cover their areas of expertise,” he says. […]

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Radisphere aims to build community hospital customer base

November 11, 2011

via MedCity News Radisphere is looking to build its customer base of community hospitals a year after a substantial fundraise that helped bolster the company’s technology. The Cleveland-area company recently gained some recognition that should boost its sales pitch to potential customers: A report from research firm KLAS found that Radisphere scored higher than any […]

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Taking the Extra Step to Reduce Radiation Dosage at Community Hospitals

November 10, 2011

via Sabrina Rodak Radisphere launched “The Final Read on Quality” initiative in October to help community hospitals improve the quality and safety of their radiology services. The initiative will focus first on reducing radiation dosage for patients and will then address the implementation of the Universal Protocol and the prevention of acute renal injury after […]

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Radisphere Launches Quality Initiative

October 20, 2011

via Beckers Hospital Review Radisphere, which provides radiology services to community hospitals, has announced it will implement a wide-ranging quality initiative through 2012, according to a news release. “The Final Read on Quality” initiative will help hospitals improve patient care and radiology performance through ongoing client quality efforts that also help fulfill Joint Commission requirements […]

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What Medical Staffs Want From Radiology

October 19, 2011

via Imaging Biz Hospital medical staffs are increasingly expecting more from radiology—and small, traditional groups are struggling to keep up with those demands. That was the situation faced by Charles Rhoades, assistant administrator of clinical ancillary services at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) in California. “In September 2010, our previous radiology group approached us […]

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