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Breaking through information silos for cardiology and radiology

TeleMED breaks through information silos for cardiology and radiology clinics After years of investing in information technology, cardiology and radiology clinics are now generating higher volumes of diagnostic data than ever before.  Understandably, physicians who seek to deliver the best care possible, want easy access to all available data in order to make the best evidence-based diagnostic and treatment decisions. However, the IT infrastructures at cardiology and radiology clinics are not built and implemented to streamline data sharing, even within a single clinic.  Because technology purchases have generally been made in isolation to one another, the typical clinic has numerous localized databases of information and numerous localized points of access to that information. This data fragmentation means that the physician who wants to view a patient’s imaging and non-imaging diagnostic data in three systems will typically open three different viewers, log in three different times and retrieve data using three different queries.  Trying to view the complete digital picture of a patient’s health is a complex and time-consuming task.  In addition, much of the data can only be accessed from… Read more >

Improved Access to ECG Records

Improved Access to ECG Records as TeleMED Further Expands in Alberta Through their combined efforts, TeleMED and Alberta Health Services deliver fully integrated medical diagnostic tests to thousands through Alberta Netcare –the name for all the projects related to the provincial Electronic Health Record. This ensures tests results and health records are now available to the more than 34,000 physicians, pharmacists and other health service providers who regularly access the Netcare Portal. Since these records are available to registered Alberta Netcare users at the point of care, health service providers can formulate and quickly implement evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. With the integration of its medical diagnostic collection and management technology with two of the largest medical laboratories in Alberta, TeleMED Diagnostic Management (TeleMED) is responsible for more than 350,000 ECG records, with tracings, being added annually to the Netcare Portal – Alberta’s healthcare network that connects all family physicians with hospitals to facilitate health information data sharing. This allows for the further expansion of the delivery of medical diagnostic testing and the collection and management of patients records and… Read more >

Integrated Auto-Faxing Solution

TELEMED’S INTEGRATED AUTO-FAXING SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURITY, SAVINGS AND PRODUCTIVITY In 2015, when Vitalim Diagnostic Imaging (Vitalim) opened a state-of-the-art cardiac testing and diagnostic imaging practice just north of Toronto, it engaged Telemed Diagnostic Management Inc. (TeleMED) to design and deploy crucial healthcare technology infrastructure.  As part of that infrastructure, TeleMED’s proprietary ViTELflo application acts as a hub, providing a secure, cloud-based platform for centralization of test data from a variety of modalities and for test interpretation.  ViTELflo also automatically transmits those test results to Vitalim’s EMR. Earlier this month, TeleMED enhanced the importance of ViTELflo to daily operations by incorporating  auto-fax information transmission capabilities.  With the addition of this functionality, Vitalim has converted from hand and mail delivery of test results to auto-faxing test results to its Referring Physicians. The introduction of automated results faxing brings Vitalim one step closer to running a completely paperless diagnostic service and is already delivering value in numerous ways: It eliminates costs related to paper and other associated printing costs. It improves operational efficiency and eliminates the human intervention required for post-printing handling of… Read more >

TeleMED Technology Delivers 450% Improvement in Early ID of Critical Cardiac Conditions

Announcement: Priority Escalation Tool In the recent past, we have spoken to you about or showed you our Priority Escalation Tool.  Therefore, we felt that it was appropriate to tell you, through the attached article, about the benefit that this technology is bringing to patients in parts of Alberta.  In that province, Alberta Health Services has mandated a standardized process for handling community laboratory patients that present with acute critical ECG interpretations.  The Priority Escalation Tool automates the identification of such interpretations before the patient even leaves the examination room so that urgent treatment can begin immediately.  Data shows that the deployment of this Tool has improved the identification of such cases by over 450%, thereby dramatically increasing the number of opportunities for improving patient outcomes through early intervention. We are proud that this Tool is a unique feature that is only available through TeleMED.  However, we are even more proud that, through the Priority Escalation Tool and other innovations, TeleMED technology helps our partners to deliver the highest level of care to their patients. Learn more with this downloadable… Read more >

7 Ways To Growing Your Physician Business With Diagnostics For Doctors

Running a successful business is very much about resourcefulness; a physician clinic is no different. You have to seek out ways to make the best of your resources while at the same time, adding value to your clientele so that they will seek out your business or clinic versus another. Through the utilization of Diagnostic for Doctors, brought to you by TeleMED Diagnostic Management Inc. (TeleMED), physicians receive an efficient, cost-effective and convenient alternative to the current practice of referring patients to Medical Laboratory clinics or hospitals for diagnostic testing.  All of the steps needed to get your patients tested have now been reduced to a more streamlined and effective process that keeps the testing in the comfort of your office. The adoption of Diagnostic for Doctors leads to 7 ways to growing your physician business: Utilize Current Administrative ResourcesOffering diagnostic testing in your office uses your current staff and office space; it does not require any additional resources. TeleMED supplies you with the needed equipment and trains your qualified technicians to perform the testing in the comfort of your… Read more >

More Growth for Diagnostics for Doctors

More Growth for Diagnostics for Doctors: Spirometry Testing Up 100%, On-demand ECHO, Loop and Holter Monitoring Available Telemed Diagnostic Management Inc. (TeleMED) is pleased to announce that the volume of Spirometry tests that were performed and interpreted on its Diagnostics for Doctors platform in the month of July more than doubled the test volume in June. As well, ECHO diagnostic testing was recently introduced and has been received with great success.  This remarkable growth provides further evidence of the value that Diagnostics for Doctors delivers to Family Physicians and the user-friendly nature of Diagnostics for Doctors. The Diagnostics for Doctors platform empowers a Family Physician to perform an array of diagnostic tests on their patients in their office instead of sending their patients to another clinic or hospital for testing.  Tests take minutes to perform and the Physician can choose to interpret a test or send it electronically to a Specialist and receive an interpretation within 24 hours.  Patient’s benefit by being tested in a familiar and comfortable environment and by receiving the result of their tests in a timely… Read more >

Spirometry Test is Underutilized in Ontario

According to recent article by Reuters, 18.2% of the Ontario population have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and this number is rising. The article continues by stating that in 2014 in Ontario 11.4 per cent of people over the age of 35 have COPD, which is a 3.3 per cent increase over the 2011 figure. The appropriate use of spirometry test can be used to diagnose respiratory issues in their early stages when many may not even be aware they have a problem. If respiratory issues are detected early they can be treated the costly use of unnecessary inhalers and visits to the hospital can be prevented. Spirometry is a simple and cost effective test that can be used by doctors to test the function of the lungs and diagnose COPD. According to the Lung Association of Ontario, this underutilized test can be given to: those over 40 and smoke (or use to); those who cough regularly; those who experience shortness of breath or wheezing during mild exertion; those that get colds that last longer than others. Telemed Diagnostic Management… Read more >

Diagnostic for Doctors Empowers Clinic-based Physicians

Diagnostics for Doctors is a new platform offered by Telemed Diagnostics Management Inc. (TeleMED) that empowers physicians to perform diagnostic testing in office and control the quality of tests patients receive. In turn, doctors can monitor the well-being of patients and ensure that they receive the quality of care that facilitates their speedy diagnosis and loyal return while generating additional revenue. TeleMED, an ISO 13485:2003 certified software developer, has been a pioneer in the development and deployment of powerful but easy to use, cloud based, paperless solutions for the management of non-invasive medical test data within a diagnostic environment. The success of these solutions has led to increased productivity, profits and customer satisfaction for over 3,000 users, at over 700 locations across Canada. To bring this cost effective and convenient solution to physicians, TeleMED has designed Diagnostics for Doctors, focused specifically on the unique needs of clinic-based physicians. Using Diagnostics for Doctors, staff can now administer Holter, Loop, AMBP, Spirometery and on demand ECHO tests by a qualified Sonographer, in a setting that is familiar and comfortable to their patients… Read more >

Business Growth with Diagnostics for Doctors

A successful Family Physician business is based on several factors; one of which is growth. Businesses grow often by word of mouth referrals. Positive referrals are based on current patients being satisfied with the quality of the service they are receiving. Thus, delivering quality services often leads to growth. Diagnostic for Doctors, by Telemed Diagnostics Management Inc. (TeleMED) has been designed with physicians and the delivery of quality services in mind. It helps physicians by: Eliminating Wait times Eliminating Delays of Service Receiving Immediate Test Results Validating Quality of Tests Eliminating Repeat Tests Eliminating the Need for Pre Schedule of Tests Improve Access to Medical Diagnostics Tests Generate New Revenues without Increasing Expenses Through the utilization of Diagnostic for Doctors, physicians receive an efficient, cost-effective and convenient alternative to the current practice of referring patients to Medical Laboratory clinics or hospitals for diagnostic testing.  All of the steps that you and your patient currently go through to get your patient tested have now been reduced to a more streamlined and more effective process: Not referring patients to external specialist and… Read more >

Did you know: TeleMED Diagnostic is ISO 13485:2003 Certified?

TeleMED is a leader in developing customized electronic vital sign diagnostic management solutions, and has proudly received this certification and standard for quality medical devices.… Read more >