Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
If you're in Radiology, unprecedented changes in Standards and Scrutiny Are Heading Your Way.
State and Federal legislation. Changes in Medicare Reimbursement for CT scans. And now, increased scrutiny and stricter standards for Radiology and Imaging from the Joint Committee on Accreditation. All layered on top of an upcoming deadline for Meaningful Use Reimbursement in September. Are you aware and ready for the Big Three?
We are hearing from a number of our clients—particularly Critical Access Hospitals—that they believe the upcoming NEMA Standard XR-29 deadline of January 2016 (when Medicare penalties for CT scans that don’t meet the XR-29 standards kick in) does not apply to them.
Unfortunately, based on current information, there is no indication that this is correct. We’re all waiting for additional clarification, but postponing the decision to upgrade for too long could place your hospital or your free-standing imaging clinic in jeopardy of getting hit with the Medicare penalties.
Ringgold County Hospital maintains a dynamic and varied schedule of radiology services, including mammograms and ultrasound to X-rays and CAT scans and more. To keep up with these broad and continually evolving needs, Ringgold required a modern PACS solution that provided on and off-site access to their radiology studies, robust storage and recovery, and radiology workflow support.
After both an online and face-to-face demo facilitated by CSI's Radiology and Imaging Consultant, the Ringgold team determined that Avreo interWORKS had all the functionality the hospital needed, plus the advantages that would make their Radiology and Imaging department highly progressive at a price that was extremely affordable.
Lower Complexity. Lower Cost. Better Patient Outcomes. That's CSI.
If you're our winner, we'll donate $100 in your name to the National Walk to Save Rural Health (see our booth for more information on this collaborative effort to save rural hospitals).
Lower Complexity. Lower Cost. Better Patient Outcomes. That’s CSI.
VidiStar, LLC and CSI (Computer Service Innovations) announced their partnership today. CSI, LLC, a leader in IT products, services and imaging solutions is headquartered in the heart of the Silicon Prairie--Sioux City, IA. VidiStar, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is a leading developer of web-based PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and patented, online structured reporting software for the medical imaging market. VidiStar's cost-effective PACS solution and instant access to superior images and strong reporting features will greatly assist CSI's Radiology and Imaging customers across the U.S.
"With over 20 years of experience in the intersection between IT and Health Care, CSI has developed a reputation for understanding the special needs of Health Care IT," says Craig Walker, CEO and Founding Partner of VidiStar. "We have outstanding synergy between their products/services and ours. The result is a great partnership with high growth potential."
"At CSI, we know from our Health Care customers' feedback that they must have a streamlined workflow and seamless software integration in order to meet their regulatory demands and their own budget constraints," stated Blake Levasseur, VP of Sales at CSI. "VidiStar delivers a powerful but flexible platform that gives our physician customers the capability to read and diagnose studies from anywhere in the world with just an Internet connection. This "Read Anywhere" ability has tremendous value for our customers, particularly as Telemedicine continues to grow. We're excited about the opportunity of partnering with Vidistar to bring this much-needed benefit to our Health Care customers."
VidiStar's PACS and reporting software can be purchased as a capital expenditure and installed locally, used on a pay-per-study basis through Cloud technology, or utilized as a hybrid combination of the two. Their innovative platform is the world's only patented online reporting system and complies with guidelines set by the IAC, ICAEL, ICAVL, and AIUM for nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, vascular, and ultrasound.
For more information about the Vidistar product, including pricing specific to your organization's needs, please contact CSI at 712-255-1775, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSI is excited to announce our partnership with Cyberscience, the premier Business Intelligence software company. Together, we are able to offer our Business and Health Care customers a cost-effective, fast, flexible and easy to use tool (Enterprise Cyberquery or eCQ) that turns data into actionable information. Across different data source (even incompatible data sources), different departments and different data formats, eCQ can quickly and easily solve the most challenging data reporting issues. We are very pleased to include Cyberscience as one of our Tier 1 partners and to add eCQ as a new and powerful tool in our tool belt.
Ringgold County Hospital of Mount Ayr, Iowa the latest healthcare facility to work with CSI in making Avreo interWORKS their Radiology/Imaging Solution. They join the dozens of other hospitals, clinics and urgent care facilities in working with CSI-Avreo to improve workflow and ease-of-use with Avreo's 6 time KLAS Category Leader for Radiology/PACS solution.
CSI was received the Best Of Sioux City Award for IT Services 2014. There's nothing like home town recognition!
Computer Service Innovations (CSI) is proud to announce that it was recently named a member of the Ingram Micro SMB 500 - a elite status awarded to IT companies who are rocking the IT world with their growth. Membership in the Ingram Micro SMB 500 indicates that CSI is one of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Channel Partners in the U.S.