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

Prehospital Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine: Think Outside the 4 Walls

In cardiac care, mere minutes matter. That’s why some medical specialists today may be turning to prehospital ultrasound to accelerate treatment, ensuring patients receive life-saving therapies faster.In the hands of paramedics and other emergency services providers, handheld ultrasound devices, such as GE’s Vscan Extend™, may obtain cardiac images sufficient enough for interpretation even before patients arrive… Continue reading Prehospital Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine: Think Outside the 4 Walls

Handheld Ultrasound for Gallstones Improves Physician Effectiveness

Patients visiting their physician with right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain may have vague symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. A condition that physicians commonly check for is gallstones, but it is difficult to reliably diagnose with a physical exam and review of medical history alone. Bedside ultrasound is an option for providers who are interested… Continue reading Handheld Ultrasound for Gallstones Improves Physician Effectiveness

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

Diagnosing Pleural Effusion: Can Handheld Ultrasound Fill X-ray Gaps?

  Pleural effusion is a common problem in many patient groups — in particular, for those in intensive care units and those with underlying cardiovascular issues. Fortunately, handheld ultrasound may aid in diagnosing this condition. How Does Handheld Ultrasound Play a Role in Diagnosis? The typical method for diagnosing pleural effusion is by examining the… Continue reading Diagnosing Pleural Effusion: Can Handheld Ultrasound Fill X-ray Gaps?

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

Using Handheld Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)

Handheld ultrasound can be a powerful tool in the hours and days after a procedure. It can help clinicians easily evaluate the patient for postoperative urinary retention (POUR), which could lead to fewer post-operative complications and shorter hospital stays. A Positive Impact on Patients After a procedure, most patients are ready to return to their… Continue reading Using Handheld Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)

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