Rural areas experience shortages in medical professionals covering a multitude of disciplines and Radiology is one of the larger concerns. A study covering 8 states in the Northwest and Midwest identified significant shortages that resulted in complete lack of coverage in 54% of calendar days. An even more startling statistic is the shortage of radiology applicants compared to job openings. In 2016, there were 2,224 job openings with only 1,200 available applicants. This further compounds for rural demographics that typically have fewer rescues and challenges related to provider retention.
Larger practices and mental health organizations have specific needs, existing technology, and unique workflows. The VisuWell platform is a modular tool suite that is built to integrate with your practice and help you innovate how you deliver care.
It has been common practice to outsource after hours radiology services. A 2003 study from 64 California hospitals reviewed 123,870 teleradiology studies. The speed of review and low discordance proved the value of teleradiology services and further justifies leveraging radiology networks for increasing reach in rural areas along with patient load management.
With the VisuWell platform, it is possible to increase network size, expand access, and improve response times while more easily managing contracts and facilities from one central platform. Get more information on our video conferencing and advanced collaboration tools and learn how radiologists are increasing their ability to collaborate with providers from any location.
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Utilize the full collaboration suite to meet with multiple providers to coordinate care, review imaging, screen share, and speed communication with providers associated with patient care.
Streamline the delivery of radiological services by removing travel time and delivering immediate imaging results. With VisuWell, it is possible to positively impact patient care through faster care delivery while decreasing costs.
Radiologists are one of many specialties with recognized shortages in rural areas. Optimize your provider network and by expanding into rural hospitals and health centers. Manage contracts and scheduling in VisuWell’s robust administrative suite.
The VisuWell platform is equipped with an open API strategy for data sharing and workflow integration with existing clinical and administrative systems. Seamless integration is both critical and necessary to a successful transition to a robust telemedicine program..
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