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Unlocking the Potential of AI in Healthcare: Exploring AIKnowledgeEnable™
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been transforming various industries, and healthcare is no exception. As technology continues to advance, innovative AI platforms are emerging, revolutionizing the way medical information is accessed and utilized. Among these game-changers is AIKnowledgeEnable™, a cutting-edge AI platform that is unlocking the full potential of AI in healthcare. Let's delve into how this remarkable technology is reshaping the landscape of healthcare knowledge dissemination and utilization.The Power of AI in Healthcare AI has the ability to process vast amounts of data, learn from it, and make predictions or recommendations based on patterns and trends. In the healthcare sector, this capability is invaluable, as it can lead to more accurate diagnoses, personalized treatment plans, and improved patient outcomes. However, the challenge lies in effectively harnessing AI's power to benefit both healthcare professionals and the general public.Introducing AIKnowledgeEnable™ With hundreds of new scientific findings published every day, how do radiologists determine what’s relevant? RealTime Medical in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), developed AIKnowledgeEnable™ to help radiologists make better-informed decisions for their patients – integrated into their reading and peer learning workflow.AIKnowledgeEnable™ compiles the most recent, relevant and reliable research in an easily accessible interface to provide a valuable, integrated time-saving tool for radiologists. The platform combines an AI-enabled search of multiple trusted, peer-reviewed, medical data sources with the collective intelligence of direct physician input to deliver the most relevant current findings and best practices based on the clinical context of the case, or your search criteria. Saving Radiologist Time AIKnowledgeEnable™ aids radiologists in staying updated with the latest research and evidence-based practices, helping them to provide the best possible care to their patients.Reliable and Up-to-Date Information AIKnowledgeEnable™ sources its data from reputable and peer-reviewed medical literature, ensuring users can access trustworthy and up-to-date information. By relying on credible sources, the platform empowers radiologists to better serve their patients.Personalized Recommendations One of the key strengths of AI is its ability to provide personalized insights based on individual data. AIKnowledgeEnable™ takes this a step further by analyzing users' health profiles, preferences, and medical histories to deliver tailored recommendations. This personalized approach helps users adopt healthier lifestyles and make choices that align with their unique needs.Supporting Healthcare Professionals AIKnowledgeEnable™ not only benefits the general public but also supports healthcare professionals in their practice. The app allows users to find out what medical studies are trending and which are the most trusted by physicians. Healthcare professionals are also able to use the app to research the latest data on ANY medical symptom or ailment they choose.The app combines an AI-enabled search of multiple trusted, peer-reviewed, medical data sources with the collective intelligence of direct physician input to deliver the most relevant current findings and actionable advice based on the clinical context of the case, or your search criteria. By simplifying medical information, the platform facilitates effective communication with patients, ensuring better understanding and compliance with treatment plans. Encouraging Proactive Health Management With its user-friendly interface and personalized recommendations, AIKnowledgeEnable™ encourages proactive health management. By empowering individuals with knowledge, the platform motivates users to take preventive measures and seek timely medical attention, leading to better health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. AIKnowledgeEnable™ also provides a social platform for the collective intelligence of healthcare professionals, including confidence ratings, best practice sharing and related feedback.Ultimately, AIKnowledgeEnable™ represents a significant breakthrough in healthcare technology, unlocking the potential of AI to empower individuals and healthcare professionals alike. The app compiles the most recent, relevant and reliable research in an easily accessible interface to provide a valuable time-saving tool for users. As AI continues to evolve, solutions like AIKnowledgeEnable™ hold the promise to create a healthier, more informed society, where individuals can take charge of their well-being with confidence and knowledge.#teleradiology #radiology #AI #diagnosticimaging #teleradiologysolution #teleradiologygroup #teleradiologyservices #radiologysoftware #AI #healthcare
August 29, 2023
TOP 5 TELERADIOLOGY MYTHS: RealTime Medical Teleradiology Service Solution
With medical imaging now used in more than 80% of hospital admissions, Teleradiology has also become a cornerstone of the healthcare system, delivering essential services for many hospital departments, including emergency medicine, oncology, and surgery. Teleradiology services are helping healthcare providers gain more control and flexibility by providing timely access to specialized radiology expertise. They also help extend coverage during peak events and remote locations while increasing efficiency. However, when considering various options, it's important to explore some of the myths surrounding Teleradiology services. TELERADIOLOGY MYTH #1: POOR QUALITY As Canada’s #1 Teleradiology Service, quality is never an issue with RealTime Medical’s trained radiologists. All our staff radiologists have the same level of training of the local radiologists they complement, and most are fellowship trained in their subspecialty. They are all licensed in Canada and accredited by the hospital(s) they work for. All engage in Peer Learning to ensure the highest quality of care. TELERADIOLOGY MYTH #2: LOSS OF CONTROL As Canada’s #1 Teleradiology Service, RealTime Medical ensures you have the level of control you need. Teleradiology services give healthcare providers a unique on-demand way to ensure continuity of care when radiology staffing is insufficient to cover peak periods, nights, weekends, and holidays. Teleradiology functions as an extension of the department and does not compete with the local radiologists.TELERADIOLOGY MYTH #3: POOR COLLABORATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS As Canada’s #1 Teleradiology Service, RealTime Medical provides an unparalleled level of collaboration. While some believe Teleradiology reduces personal interaction between radiologists and their colleagues, our staff radiologists find they enjoy a very collaborative working relationship with their clinician colleagues on-site as they work as an extension of the hospital team. Cloud-based technology now enables an unprecedented amount of collaboration between multiple locations 24/7.TELERADIOLOGY MYTH #4: SECURITY CONCERNS As Canada’s #1 Teleradiology Service, RealTime Medical ensures you are compliant with critical data protection and regulations. Teleradiology service providers implement strict security measures such as secure cloud networks and encryption to protect patient privacy and prevent unauthorized access to patient information. This also ensures compliance with critical data protection regulations. Additionally, clients have the ability to regularly audit access to detect any unauthorized access or activity.TELERADIOLOGY MYTH #5: UNDERCUTTING RADIOLOGY FEES As Canada’s #1 Teleradiology Service, RealTime Medical attracts high-quality radiologists with competitive compensation. RealTime Medical strictly applies the fee schedule enacted by the Ministry of Health for each jurisdiction, and there is no side negotiation with hospitals, institutions, or regional authorities or undercutting of applicable radiology fees.RealTime Medical's Teleradiology Services are helping healthcare providers gain more flexibility by providing timely access to specialized radiology expertise. They also help extend coverage during difficult-to-staff times, peak events, or remote locations while increasing ER efficiency. Sign up for a free assessment today at: www.realtimemedical.com. #TeleRad #teleradiology #radiology #RadLeaders #RadQI #radiologyreimagined #teleradiologyservice #diagnosticimaging
July 27, 2023
WHAT ARE THE 6 BENEFITS OF TELERADIOLOGY IN 2023?
Teleradiology offers several advantages over traditional radiology interpretation. The most obvious include cost savings, improved patient outcomes, increased efficiency, and better quality control. However, our experience reveals a wider impact that Teleradiology is having on healthcare providers in areas such as risk mitigation and peer learning. Here are 6 key advantages to consider when assessing the potential value of Teleradiology Services in 2023:TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #1: MORE CONSISTENT SERVICE LEVELS Teleradiology offers almost immediate viewing of medical imaging results. More and more hospitals are looking to improve the efficiency of their operations to enable diagnostic imaging to move at the speed of the emergency room. Using remote facilities, Radiologists can essentially telecommute and work in multiple time zones around the clock so medical facilities can deliver faster diagnostic services.TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #2: IMPROVED QUALITY AND PATIENT OUTCOMES Teleradiology clearly enables physicians and hospitals to deliver better care by allowing them to diagnose and treat a patient quicker and more efficiently. Remote radiology services also empower radiologists and physicians to quickly collaborate and determine the best treatment methods for their patients. Subspecialist radiologists who are not on-site and may be in another time zone can easily provide a second opinion without the need to transfer the patient.TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #3: BETTER USE OF RESOURCES Since Teleradiology eliminates the need for Radiologists to travel to the site where the patient images were captured, Radiologists can work from practically any remote location. In addition to less travel time, there are cost savings associated with not having to employ a full-time, in-house radiologist. For hospitals that need to provide diagnostic imaging across a broad range of radiology specialty areas, Teleradiology allows reads to be completed by specialists who operate seamlessly as an extension of the core radiology team. In the case of smaller clinics and hospitals, their caseloads may not warrant the hiring of full-time Radiologists.TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #4: REDUCED STAFFING CHALLENGES Many hospitals and medical practices experience shortfalls in their radiology staff during holiday and night shifts. But bigger challenges are on the horizon for radiology. America’s shortage of radiologists and other physician specialists could surpass 35,000 by 2034, according to a 2021 research study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Within the US healthcare system, a number of factors are converging, including an increasing demand for imaging studies and COVID-related burnout, which is exacerbating a global shortage of radiologists. An aging population increased Medicare enrollment, and too few radiology trainees amount to a triple threat, according to Vahid Yaghmai, MD. In an interview with the RSNA News, Dr. Yaghmai stated, “The demand for imaging is outpacing what we’re doing on the training side,” said Dr. Yaghmai, professor and chair of radiological sciences at the University of California, Irvine. “The number of radiologists in the workforce is not growing as fast as the population and the demand for imaging.” According to the World Health Organization, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years of age will be 22% by 2050, nearly double that of 2015. And imaging services for this older population will put a major strain on the radiology profession.TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #5: IMPROVED PATIENT CARE IN RURAL AREAS Rural hospitals can easily send their patient X-ray images to teleradiologists for immediate analysis and diagnosis. There are even more benefits when Teleradiology are strategically deployed to enable rural medical practices and hospitals to integrate and expand their networks with other medical facilities and hospitals. This delivers a higher standard of patient care while holding the line on costs associated with staffing, facilities, and technology.TELERADIOLOGY BENEFIT #6: MAINTAIN SERVICE DURING CRITICAL SYSTEM EVENTS While Teleradiology allows healthcare providers to deliver service levels more flexibly to patients for the expected regular coverage requirements of weekends, holidays and vacations, and after-hours services, it also provides for risk mitigation when unexpected events happen. Teleradiology services can provide critical on-demand capacity in the event of an emergency situation where the need for critical radiology diagnostics spikes. Teleradiology services also provide a valuable backup and recovery plan in the event of a system failure. We recently helped a hospital client maintain their radiology operations when their internal PACS system images became inaccessible due to a software upgrade. Another system failure that we assisted with was the result of a ransomware attack. These are becoming more important considerations in looking at the bigger picture when assessing risk and liability within a healthcare organization.Have you implemented Teleradiology services in your radiology practice? What benefits are you seeing? We would be interested to hear your feedback and comments. If you are looking to realize the benefits of Teleradiology, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for our Teleradiology Planning Guide.#teleradiology #radiology #AI #diagnosticimaging #teleradiologysolution #teleradiologygroup #teleradiologyservices #radiologypractice #teleradiologybenefits
July 25, 2023
Maximizing Efficiency: How Teleradiology Streamlines Workflow and Improves Patient Care
In today's fast-paced world, healthcare providers are continually seeking ways to increase efficiency and improve patient care. One area that has seen significant advancements is radiology, thanks to the implementation of TELERADIOLOGY. With teleradiology, radiologists can interpret medical images remotely using advanced technology, ultimately streamlining workflow and enhancing patient care. 1. Instant Access and Quick Turnaround Times With teleradiology, healthcare providers can achieve quick turnaround times, leading to faster treatment decisions and ultimately improving patient outcomes. 2. Collaboration and Second Opinions Another fantastic advantage of teleradiology is its ability to facilitate collaboration between radiologists. Teleradiology makes it effortless to share medical images with other radiologists.....even across different facilities. This quick and easy exchange of information allows for a broader range of expertise and enables healthcare providers to offer patients the best possible care. FREE Whitepaper: Optimizing Your Practice with Teleradiology Services 3. Remote Reporting and Emergency Coverage Teleradiology also helps ensure 24/7 coverage for emergencies. Thanks to its remote reporting capabilities, radiologists can access medical images from anywhere at any time, allowing for prompt interpretation and diagnosis. This constant availability of expert radiologists is particularly crucial for hospitals or clinics in remote areas that may not have a radiologist on-site. With teleradiology, patients can receive accurate and timely medical attention, increasing the chances of a positive outcome.4. Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Optimization Teleradiology enables resource optimization by allowing radiologists to work from anywhere, decreasing the need for on-site staff. Additionally, teleradiology eliminates the on-call burden for staff radiologists, thereby reducing fatigue and burnout.5. Enhanced Accessibility and Patient Satisfaction Teleradiology plays a vital role in enhancing accessibility to radiology services. It ensures that patients in rural or underserved areas have access to top-quality radiologists without having to travel long distances. This increased accessibility not only improves patient satisfaction but also eliminates potential delays in diagnoses or treatments. Teleradiology empowers healthcare providers to extend their reach and deliver exceptional care to patients, regardless of their geographical location.Learn more about how RealTime Medical can optimize your radiology practice with Teleradiology Services. FREE Whitepaper is available for you, feel free to share it with your colleagues.#radiologyworklist #radiology #diagnosticimaging #aicloudworks #workflowmanagement #teleradiology #radiologyreimagined
July 20, 2023
Healthcare Roadshow 2023
RealTime Medical is happy to be a sponsor of the Public Sector Network's 2023 Healthcare Roadshow, coming to Toronto on Tuesday, May 2nd! Ian Maynard, CEO & Co-Founder of RTM, will be participating in a Panel Discussion on "Privacy and Security: Navigating a Leading Challenge in Healthcare" as well as facilitating the roundtable discussion "How to Reduce Wait Times and Increase Health System Throughout."Registration is complimentary for public sector and healthcare employees: https://event.publicsectornetwork.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=100222584&language=eng You can view the full agenda here: https://publicsectornetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Health_2023_CA_Roadshow.pdf #HealthcareRoadshow #OntarioHealth #TorontoHealth #DigitalHealth #PSNHealth #HealthcarePrivacy #RealtimeMedical
April 27, 2023
How Teleradiology Improves ER Efficiency & Patient Care
Is your ER efficiency where you need it to be? Learn how radiology collaboration services from RealTime Medical have improved ER efficiency and patient care from Tabitha Kearney, VP Clinical Services, Deep River & District Hospital.Learn how radiology collaboration services have improved ER efficiency and patient experience from Tabitha Kearney, VP Clinical Services, Deep River & District Hospital.Learn more here: https://realtimemedical.com/radiology-services/ #radiology #teleradiology #diagnosticimaging
March 24, 2023
Why I Begin My Day with AICloudQA?
What benefits would make you want to start every day with a certain piece of software? Learn what makes Dr. Karen Finlay and the team at Hamilton Health Sciences and Hamilton St. Joseph’s want to start their day with AICloudQA and how it contributes to the working environment for radiologists.Learn more here: https://realtimemedical.com/software-solutions/#radiology #teleradiology #diagnosticimaging
March 24, 2023
Free Case Studies: Radiology Productivity
Is revenue-generating capacity per headcount where you’d like it to be? Get access to the latest AICloudSuite case studies to learn more. https://resources.realtimemedical.com/aicloudsuite-free-downloads Sign up and you'll also receive access to our ROI Calculator and customer stories to learn more about the many benefits of AICloudSuite from RealTime Medical. https://resources.realtimemedical.com/aicloudsuite-free-downloads The RealTime Advantage A solution platform capable of providing 40 million exams per year Diagnostic Workload Balancing & Peer Learning Software Our AI-powered platform is the first of its kind specially designed by clinicians for clinicians Cloud-Based Delivery Our platform is optimized for single and multi-site/multi-system environments. The platform’s standard-based messaging means that it’s compatible with existing HIS/RIS/PACS systems Leading Industry Partnerships RTM software has been licensed by organizations including Accenture, GE Healthcare, and Agfa Healthcare "We’ve seen a 15 to 20% improvement in efficiency and productivity. The RealTime platform has been of great benefit to our practice." Dennis Janzen MD FRCPC Chief Radiologist, Surrey Memorial Hospital #radiologyworklist #radiology #diagnosticimaging
March 21, 2023
How is Peer Learning Solving Multiple Challenges for Radiologists at Hamilton Health Sciences?
Have you got answers to all your challenges? Hear the thoughts of Dr. Karen Finlay on challenges faced by radiologists and how she and her team at Hamilton Health Sciences are responding.Learn about how the team at Hamilton Health Sciences has solved multiple Radiology challenges with improved peer learning. Watch our interview with Dr. Karen Finlay, Chief of Radiology, Hamilton Health Sciences, to see how they created a safe, constructive environment for their Radiologists to improve patient care, quality and collaboration.Find the full interview here: https://youtu.be/in0BBxYWj-I Visit our website: www.realtimemedical.com#Peerlearning #Radiology #QualityofCare #radiologyreimagined #radiologyproductivity #workloadbalancing #diagnosticimaging #patientcare #radiologysolutions
March 21, 2023
How AI Impacts Radiology Work at Grand River & St. Mary’s General Hospital?
How do you get the best of both worlds? Dr. Darren Knibutat and the team at Grand River & St. Mary’s General Hospital have improved patient care while managing a demanding workload. Learn how the team is implementing the RealTime Medical Teleradiology collaboration services.Watch our interview with Dr. Darren Knibutat, Staff Radiologist at Grand River & St. Mary's General Hospital, where he provides insights into how AI technology is impacting Radiology and improving patient care.Find the full interview here: https://youtu.be/lScHwliTnXY Visit our website: www.realtimemedical.com #Peerlearning #Radiology #QualityofCare #radiologyreimagined #radiologyproductivity #workloadbalancing #diagnosticimaging #patientcare #radiologysolutions
March 20, 2023
Free Case Study: Why context-aware workflow management for diagnostic imaging?
How can intelligent workload balancing and workflow management improve your workflow? Get free access to the latest AICloudWorks case study here https://resources.realtimemedical.com/aicloudworks-free-download Sign up and you'll receive access to our latest case study and customer stories to learn more about the many benefits of AICloudWorks from RealTime Medical.Unparalleled Functionality and Flexibility Intelligent workload balancing and workflow management AICloudWorks™ is one the most comprehensive solution suites of its kind on the market today. The Realtime Medical AICloudWorks Platform is a solution platform designed to eliminate lost time on low-value tasks, manual worklist and report turnaround time management and critical results communication. A high-speed, high-capacity workload balancing, collaboration and workflow management solution, AICloudWorks is the Ferrari of smart worklist solutions. It has a level of granularity, accuracy and exam processing capacity in a single instance not typically found in other intelligent worklist solutions. For example, workflow orchestration and study assignment can be determined by any specific or combination of parameters available from the DICOM and HL7 associated with a case. The system will also dynamically adjust workload in response to real-time changes in your diagnostic demands in keeping with the rules you set.AICloudWorks is the first software suite to fully apply and implement RealTime Medical's conceived “context-aware workflow management” for diagnostic imaging. Our clients have experienced a 15 – 47% increase in productivity, increasing the diagnostic capacity of their organizations."Amazingly reliable and excellent at seamlessly integrating with hospitals' and clinics' PACS/RIS systems." Dr. John Bennet, MDCM FRCPC #radiologyworklist #radiology #diagnosticimaging #aicloudworks #workflowmanagement
March 10, 2023
How AICloudQA Compares to Other Radiology Solutions? Why Does It Work at Hamilton Health Sciences?
Learn about how Dr. Karen Finlay and the team at Hamilton Health Sciences are implementing meaningful peer learning to create a better-shared experience for radiologists to improve quality and deliver improved patient care. Watch our interview with Dr. Karen Finlay, Chief of Radiology, Hamilton Health Sciences, to understand how they evaluate solutions aimed at enabling a safe, constructive environment for their Radiologists to improve patient care, quality and collaboration.Learn more here: https://realtimemedical.com/software-solutions/ Find the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in0BBxYWj-I&t=0s #peerlearning #radiology #qualityofcare #radiologyreimagined #radiologyproductivity #workloadbalancing #diagnosticimaging #patientcare #radiologysolutions
March 09, 2023