Remote Radiology, or Teleradiology, has become extremely popular and useful inside many radiology practices and medical centers across the United States. Teleradiology has come to benefit these organizations due to advancements in technology, the shortage of qualified radiologists, the need for improved diagnostic services and more.
What is Teleradiology? Teleradiology is the transmission of electronically digitized, medical patient images. Teleradiology offers some amazing benefits to patients, radiologists and more, in this article we highlight just a few of them. To learn even more and to see how REAL Radiology offers needed solutions for our customers please see our full range of services. (link to Our Solutions page)
1. Faster Diagnostics
Teleradiology offers almost instantaneous viewing of medical imaging results. This enables physician practices and hospitals to provide better patient care, allowing them to diagnose and treat a patient quicker and more efficiently.
2. Reduces Cost
Teleradiology eliminates the necessity for radiologists to travel where the patient image was captured. This enables radiologists to work from practically any remote location. Cost will be saved on not having to employ a full-time, in-house radiologist.
3. Improved Consultation
Remote Radiology services give radiologists and physicians the ability to collaborate and derive the best treatment method for the patient. Second opinions can easily be reached from a subspecialist radiologist without having to transfer the patient.
4. No Shortage of Radiologists
Many hospitals and medical practices are experiencing shortages in their radiology staff, especially during holidays and night shifts. Teleradiology helps practices do more with less staff because radiologists do not have to be on-site to view and interpret images. This saves time and allows them to perform their functions more efficiently.
5. Improves Rural-Area Care
Teleradiology enables rural medical practices and hospitals to expand their networks with other medical facilities and hospitals, without needing to over-staff. Rural Hospitals can easily send their patient images to teleradiology providers to receive quick and expert interpretation of medical images.
6. Improves Staffing
Teleradiology helps provide weekend, emergency, holidays, vacation, and after-hours services. Radiologists can essentially telecommute, so medical facilities that utilize this branch of telemedicine can provide services around-the-clock.
7. Educational Opportunities
Teleradiology gives physicians and radiologists the ability to learn and expand their ability within the field. The technology can be particularly helpful as an educational device through presentations from clinical radiologists or other knowledgeable health care experts in the field.
8. 27/7/365 Coverage
No longer are you bound to the 9-5. With a teleradiology provider, like REAL Radiology, you get 24/7, 365 days/yearly coverage. You can always count on REAL for unlimited access to ensure your practice is running smoothly and efficiently.
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