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

Identifying Internal Injuries Quickly with Handheld Ultrasound

For patients with blunt force abdominal trauma, internal injuries can cause death within the first 24 hours. Being able to quickly identify whether a patient has free intra-abdominal fluid could help save their life. In such cases, handheld ultrasound can shed light on how extensive a patient’s injuries are — and do so quickly. Detecting… Continue reading Identifying Internal Injuries Quickly with Handheld Ultrasound

Determining the Cause of Dyspnea with the Help of Handheld Ultrasound

            Dyspnea, the sudden and severe shortness of breath, is a frequent presentation in the emergency department and, notably, is one of the most common reasons for hospital visits. There is a broad range of dyspnea causes — including cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic or shock — making it difficult for ED physicians… Continue reading Determining the Cause of Dyspnea with the Help of Handheld Ultrasound

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

The Use of Handheld Ultrasound to Speed Diagnosis and Treatment in Emergency Medicine

Due to its portability and ability to provide quality diagnostic images, handheld ultrasound in emergency medicine shows impressive potential — most notably, in helping physicians reach a diagnosis in a short period of time. Because it enables physicians to gather information during the first stage of the physical exam, handheld ultrasound is a powerful tool… Continue reading The Use of Handheld Ultrasound to Speed Diagnosis and Treatment in Emergency Medicine

Need fast access to fetal images? Handheld ultrasound could be the answer.

  Prenatal ultrasound appointments are usually simple and happy affairs for expecting mothers. But, there are times during a woman’s pregnancy when her physician might need fast access to images. When a pregnant woman experiences complications like bleeding or pain, handheld ultrasound could be a valuable tool to quickly diagnose problems and assist in triage.… Continue reading Need fast access to fetal images? Handheld ultrasound could be the answer.

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