Building the Doctor-Patient Relationship With Practical Visualization Tools

The doctor-patient relationship relies on strong communication, just like every other relationship in healthcare. Between providers, communication failure, not a lack of provider skill, has been identified as the root cause of approximately 80 percent of serious adverse events in healthcare settings. The implications of failures in doctor-patient communications should be taken just as seriously. Medical… Continue reading Building the Doctor-Patient Relationship With Practical Visualization Tools

A New Hero in Reducing Healthcare Costs: Handheld Ultrasound

Value-based care might be a big focus in the industry, but reducing healthcare costs is still a major priority for leaders who are dealing with tight margins and fee-for-service contracts as well. Solutions such as handheld ultrasound have demonstrated cost-saving benefits for both patients and providers. A Win for Both Hospitals and Patients Hospitals are under… Continue reading A New Hero in Reducing Healthcare Costs: Handheld Ultrasound

Embrace Handheld Ultrasound Training to Expand Patient Engagement

Handheld ultrasound may present the opportunity to help physicians further engage their patients, which is why some are evaluating adding it to their practices. After all, having another diagnostic tool is appealing to providers looking to improve patient care. However, bringing in this new technology requires training to get the most out of it. Many technologies… Continue reading Embrace Handheld Ultrasound Training to Expand Patient Engagement

The sky is the limit: Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound is helping save lives in the air and on the ground

In a life-threatening emergency, every second counts. That’s why the crew at Geisinger Life Flight adopted Vscan Extend™ handheld ultrasound to help them save lives in the air and out in the field. “We’ve been able to implement a lifesaving intervention really quickly, that we might not have been able to do had we not… Continue reading The sky is the limit: Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound is helping save lives in the air and on the ground

Handheld Ultrasound Provides Quick Information During Global Health Emergency

One clinician provides his experience with using ultrasound to manage treatment of COVID-19 patients in the United States  It’s 6:30 in the morning in Dallas, Texas. While the rest of the state is starting their day, Dr. Bilal Jalil, a Pulmonologist & Critical Care physician, is preparing to check in on one of his patients… Continue reading Handheld Ultrasound Provides Quick Information During Global Health Emergency

Healthcare Heroes: Tools that Make Them Superheroes

By Peter Bonadonna At a time when healthcare professionals are being heralded as heroes, there’s never been a better moment to spotlight their work and reflect on healthcare innovations that are helping make a big impact to their efforts. One of these tools, (a tool I am a huge advocate of), is the handheld ultrasound.… Continue reading Healthcare Heroes: Tools that Make Them Superheroes

How a Handheld Ultrasound Exam Could Help in Three Scenarios

The handheld ultrasound exam offers incredible potential for today’s primary care physicians (PCPs) — it can, and should, be used as a key diagnostic tool. According to a study in The World Book of Family Medicine, “Ultrasonography should be a diagnosis tool beside the stethoscope in the general practitioner office … the two instruments should… Continue reading How a Handheld Ultrasound Exam Could Help in Three Scenarios

How Handheld Ultrasound Education Can Make a Difference in Physician Assistant Programs

The role of the physician assistant in clinical settings is evolving, enabling them to take on more clinical duties as physician offices now use a wider range of diagnostic tools. Handheld ultrasound education is now empowering these professionals to take on new responsibilities and play a more significant role in care delivery. We spoke with… Continue reading How Handheld Ultrasound Education Can Make a Difference in Physician Assistant Programs

Handheld Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Why Having it is Important

When it comes to the best quality patient care, the physical exam is a fundamental factor. Providers glean a great deal of information this way, but using handheld ultrasound to visualize non-visible parts of the body might be a powerful clinical complement. In many cases, having handheld ultrasound available might also be the key to accelerated… Continue reading Handheld Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Why Having it is Important