Papers and Presentations

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Virtual Medicine and Entrepreneurs
By Howard Reis
Delivered to the Entrepreneurs Breakfast Forum at BioInc on the campus of Westchester Medical College
April 21, 2016

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Telemedicine: Moving Beyond the Video Visit
By Howard Reis
Delivered to HIMSS Newy York audience
September 22, 2015

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Survey: Who is the Customer for Medical Second Opinions and Specialty Consultations?
By Howard Reis
August, 2015
Individuals want medical second opinions, but they want them from a trusted source. A recent survey from HEALTHePRACTICES, a business development and consulting firm, shows that respondents want a recommendation for a second opinion from their current physician (40%) or a friend or colleague (29%) and not from the Internet (5%).
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Telemedicine and Urgent Care
By Howard Reis
Presented at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting
May, 2015

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The Survey Says: Telemedicine is Part of the Future for Urgent Care
By Howard Reis
October, 2014
According to a recent survey by HEALTHePRACTICES, a consultant and solutions provider to the healthcare industry, telemedicine is part of the future for urgent care. Having worked closely the past two years with one of the largest vendors of teleradiology services, we observed the growing phenomenon of telemedicine in urgent care and hypothesized that its use is widespread. Read More

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Real-time Video: Imaging 3.0 Toolkit?
By Howard Reis
Radiology Business Journal, July, 2014
Using real-time video to enhance radiology interpretations is not new. But the convergence of teleradiology and traditional telemedicine, which have followed different paths over the past 15 years, sure is. One driver of this convergence is the Imaging 3.0 initiative from ACR. Part vision, part action plan, Imaging 3.0 seeks to put radiologists in a leadership role in shaping America’s future healthcare system, including the transition from volume to value. Read More

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Nighthawk v Dayhawk – Two Models for Teleradiology
By Howard Reis
American Telemedicine Association Conference, 5/2013
Nighthawk has become the generic term for the practice of having an outside service company read emergency room medical images, primarily at night and on weekends. Nighthawk provided the benefits of permitting the in-house radiology group to sleep at night, and offering multi-specialty capability which small staff radiology groups could not provide. Over the past few years, a second model has evolved. Dayhawk Teleradiology firms have begun to provide service primarily to imaging centers, urgent care companies, mobile medical companies and individual physician offices such as orthopedists and ENT practices.    Read More

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See Into the Future of Telehealth Through the Eyes of Teleradiology
By Howard Reis
Hands On Telehealth (Online Magazine) 11/2012
Do you ever wonder what telehealth will look like in the future? Do you ever wonder what key drivers will take it into that future? Believe it or not, a very strong predictor of the future of telehealth already exists. Teleradiology – the most mature area of telehealth. So mature in fact that in the world of radiology, people consider it as part of the mainstream. That’s where all telehealth should be – part of the mainstream of healthcare.   Read More

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Who Needs an X-Ray?
By David Cohen, M.D., Michele Nemschick and Howard Reis
Teleradiology Specialists, a national teleradiology provider, performed an analysis of 7,675 X-ray studies from 56 facilities located in seven states. This analysis was primarily designed to identify what procedures were performed in urgent care centers, the demographics of patients presenting to urgent care centers, and the number of patient visits by day of the week. Comparisons from the analysis were also made to the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine June 2010 study of urgent care centers, which analyzed 1,589 patient charts in 250 centers.   Read More

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Measuring Teleradiology Quality
By Howard Reis
Imaging Technology News, 10/ 2011
While determining how to best measure quality in a teleradiology operation is more of an art, rather than a science, I want to propose the following equation: TQ = fn (CV + QA% + TAT + QoS). In this equation, teleradiology quality is a function of the credentials of the reader (CV), the miss rate (QA%), the turnaround time for studies (TAT) and the overall quality of service (QoS) delivered.   Read More

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An Analysis of 1 Million Teleradiology Studies
By Howard Reis
American Telemedicine Association Conference, 5/2010
On April 25, 2009, Imaging On Call, a full service teleradiology provider based in Poughkeepsie, NY read its one millionth study since its inception in 2002. An analysis of these studies provides an opportunity to examine the teleradiology industry in today’s market and to make some predictions as to where the industry might be headed.   Read More

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Telecommunication Concerns for Radiology Practice
By Howard Reis
Radiology Business Managers’ Association Conference, 6/2009
Advances in telecommunications have propelled the use of medical imaging to the next level. Teleradiology is a great example of how telecommunications advances combined with an increase in the dependence on medical imaging have allowed for a level of quality patient care that has never been previously available.   Read More

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Multimedia Communications in Healthcare
By Howard Reis, David Brenner and James Robinson
Volume 670 New York Academy of Sciences, 12/1992
This is where it all began. My first experience in telemedicine was a multimedia broadband trial conducted by NYBEX Science and Technology with four Boston teaching hospitals in the early 1990s. The participating hospitals were Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Childrens Hospital and New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center. Attached is the first page of a paper describing the trials…   Read More

 

Press Releases

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HEALTHePRACTICES Brings an Array of Solutions for Healthcare Practice Needs
OCTOBER 30, 2013
West Nyack, NY — New company HEALTHePRACTICES helps medical practices become more competitive and reduce healthcare delivery costs by delivering turnkey solutions for telehealth, teleradiology, telecardiology, and electronic medical records. Read More
 
 

Quoted in Industry Press

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Telehealth Outpaces ADRs and Readmissions: Analytics is Behind Its Success
November, 2017
by Sarianne Gruber
Published in RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) Answers, Howard Reis is interviewed in his role as COO of The Castleton Group as he discussed new technologies which are combining with traditional telehealth solutions to reduce readmissions in hospitals and long term care facilities.Read More

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Teleradiology; job killer or lifesaver?
December, 2013
by Nancy Ryerson, Staff Writer
This first appeared in the December 2013 issue of DOTmed Business News. Howard Reis is quoted in his Business Development role at Teleradiology Specialists. Read More

 

Related Articles

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By Steven Powell
Branding your practice or healthcare organization is definitely NOT just for the
big consumer-oriented institutions.
For large and small organizations alike, the road to commanding the most impact recognition and good will possible from your marketing efforts is by consistent and relevant branding. This means, a memorable logo, a truly relevant tag line, and well designed/written materials.    Read More