FAST, SAFE AND SIMPLE
Our LUNGSCAN* program has been streamlined with your complete safety in mind. Simply contact our main office to set up your account and one of our coordinators will schedule your LungScan appointment in our convenient midtown location. In 10 minutes or less, you can see your scanned images IN REAL TIME. Plus, included in your LungScan package is a post-scan TeleVisit sesion with Dr. Robert Bard (our lead radiologist) to provide you an expert assessment of your images from the safety and comforts of your home.

 

WHO SHOULD GET A LUNGSCAN?
This health crisis is known to attack the cardio-pulmonary system. While this is not a test of COVID-19, our LungScan Station offers a quick, stress-free and SAFE environment for anyone seeking a visual assessment of the health of their heart and lungs. As a private diagnostic service, anyone is entitled to a LungScan, regardless of existing condition or symptoms. Through the use of our advanced chest ultrasound technology, we can identify anomalies in this area quickly without the stress of travel, waiting or long doctor visits.

HOW USEFUL IS LUNG SCANNING FOR COVID-19?
For decades, the popularity of ultrasound technology has joined the front lines in identifying and diagnosing disorders from CANCER TUMORS (PROSTATE, BREAST, SKIN, THYROID, MELANOMA etc), musculoskeletal issues and even transcranial (brain) disorders.

With the current pandemic, clinicians worldwide have been earmarking how identifying issues in the lungs (and the cardiopulmonary area) through the use of ultrasound equipment can be quite helpful in monitoring, screening, scanning and tracking pulmonary vulnerabilities and infections that may require follow-up testing for Coronavirus.

Here are just a few of the many recent reports about LungScanning:
• "Covid-19: Less Stethoscope, More Ultrasound" By: Danilo Buonsenso (Rome, IT)
Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19
(ITN) Global Medical Allies Share Lung Ultrasound Solution for COVID-19 Triage
VIDEO: Imaging COVID-19 With Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Sonographic Signs and Patterns of Covid-19 Pneumonia
Radiological findings from 81 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study Covid-19 (The Lancet)

 

DIGITAL ACCESS: A SAFER PREVENTIVE SOLUTION
For anyone identified as "high-risk" (elderly or immuno-compromised), our LugScan Station pursues the highest level of safety precautions and protective guidelines starting with NO MORE WAITING ROOMS! Enter the LungScan room at your exact scheduled time and in 10 minutes, you’re done and sent on your way home! In addition, our TeleVisit system (see complete details below) lets you get a post-scan consult with our top radiology experts from the safety and comfort of your home.

For more information or to schedule your LungScan session, please call us today at: 212.355.7017 or email our scheduling manager at: nycralliance1@gmail.com.

 

*Disclaimer: As per the request of our patients, Bard Diagnostic Imaging is offering LungScan so that our patients can obtain an evaluation of their cardio-pulmonary condition. LungScan is not itself a test for COVID-19 or the presence of the coronavirus. Bard Diagnostic Imaging makes no guarantees with respect to LungScan determining if a patient has COVID-19. Findings of clear lungs do not indicate that a patient does not have the coronavirus or that a patient is not contagious. All patients should continue to follow all recommended protective measures as indicated by local health officials, including social distancing, hand-washing, and self-isolation as appropriate. LungScan is purely a diagnostic service, and patients should follow-up with an appropriate specialist for further testing and treatment should they have any concerns. This service is unlikely to be covered by Medicare, medical insurance or any third-party payor. Patients are responsible for payment regardless of whether the claim is paid or denied by Medicare, medical insurance or any third party payor. Payment is to be made at the time of service. Patients are not obligated to obtain a LungScan from Bard Diagnostic Imaging, and shall have the option to obtain a LungScan from any provider of their choosing.

WHY TELEMEDICINE?
One of the current updates in patient care is the use of web-based technology to expand doctor-patient care and communication - what is known as TELEMEDICINE. Now, the standard office visit can be a physical experience or a virtual consultation with the use of video conferencing from any geographic area. Patients can enjoy the benefits of the complete elimination of costly travel time while preventing any potential viral exposure from public transportation of sitting in a busy waiting room.

By definition, TeleMedicine is the implementing of any health-related services and information through the use of electronic and telecommunication technologies. It allows for REMOTE patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. By design, TeleMed systems are used as an alternative means of communication intended to provide a more streamlined use of the doctors' and patients' time. By communicating on a video-conferencing platform, TeleMedicine allows the physician to easily share files, records and imaging on the same screen that the doctor and patient are conducting a private consultation. Providers who use TeleMed solutions appreciate the ability to reach more patients from any part of the world and schedule more patients at one given time. This could easily result in the growth of the users' medical practice.

SAFER DOCTOR VISITS
Our current global health concerns have greatly added to the need for better safety precautions- especially in caring for the many immuno-compromised patients. The medical community has the benefit of a wide array of web-based options for a digital health alternative.

To date, many new advancements have been added to this growing concept of remote patient care - including REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE SERVICES or "mHEALTH", REMOTE MONITORING (RPM), VIRTUAL CONSULTS (a form of live video conferencing) and STORE-AND-FORWARD (also known as 'asychronous video'). Whether it's to reduce medical costs, save time or stay safe from potential exposure to health risks, methods of patient care continues to evolve toward better performance and efficiency.


ADVANTAGES OF BEING A TELEMED PARTNER
Today, doctors can more easily implement more advanced tools to conduct patient care, diagnostics and support treatment methods using DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. The TeleMedScan helps streamline the way you diagnose patients with advanced scanning solutions that can bring a new level of efficiency and time management.

As TeleMed Partner, your practice is now open to connecting with your patients and other doctors digitally in real-time. 

You can:
- deliver and share information through a private web portal
- conference with your patient(s) or colleagues through real-time video chats
- visually present any pertinent files, scans, videos and other medical reference materials pertaining to your patient
- efficiently work with more patients from anywhere (globally) in less time

 

TELEMED PARTNERS BRINGS US ALL CLOSER
Regardless of geographic location, TeleMed Partners can make patient collaboration and co-treating happen. There are a number of key ways that we can build a virtual bridge for TeleMed Partnering:

TELE-CONSULT: You may already have most of the technology to establish Tele-Consults with your patients. Through the use of various Video conferencing solutions, our I.T. partners can help you set up a fully interactive in-office conference studio. Depending on your technology, tele-consult can be a robust solution to practically replace much of what your patients go through on an in-house visit. Tele-Consult can include: software for complete interactive PATIENT FORMS, private Audio or Video-chat solutions, file sharing access and more.

VIRTUAL OFFICE VISITS: Covert the many 10-minute patient visits that often takes up more time than expected. Aside from the consultation and writing prescriptions, a wide range of purposes to an office visit can now be replaced digitally- such as post surgical care meetings, chronic disease management and support for senior patient care.

• PRIVATE FILE SHARING: Through the use of online private portals or proprietary file sharing software, we can transfer patient files to each other. As all files are not in digital form (or can easily be converted), file transfer and sharing between established fellow providers can be made possible. Digital file sharing is highly instrumental to speeding up the process of patient care and billing.

TELE-RADIOLOGY: Also known as TeleScan, we can help our partners acquire and set up an affordable/portable imaging capability for your patients and send imaging files to our diagnostic center for a full and comprehensive reading by our certified radiologists. We are ready to receive and access all file types including MRI, X-RAYS, ULTRASOUND and submit a detailed report on the patient.

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Our growing community of TELEMED PARTNERS are medical practitioners, pain healers, specialists and health centers who are supporters of the positive use of current communication and imaging technologies to widen their ability to help their patients. Creating a united alliance of like-minded caregivers have helped assemble the information that we now have to help one another with their patients and ours. Together, we aspire to offer more ways for patients to get access to the help they need while employing efficient and safer alternatives to receiving professional health care.

 

 

RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT TELEMEDCINE

Video Consults Spike amid Covid -March 30, 2020 (NY Cancer Resource Alliance Editor)

Surgeon Uses Telemedicine: Real-Time Patient Care - March 29, 2020 (Dr. Stephen Chagares)

Why TeleMedicine- Advantages and Applications - March 25, 2020

 

TELESCAN™ FOR EMERGENT CASES OR REMOTE COLLABORATION
By combining live access and use of selected portable diagnostic ultrasound technologies, your practice can easily scan many parts of the patient to help detect and diagnose countless physicological, biochemical, neurological or musculoskeletal disorders quickly, accurately and efficiently. Any visiting facility that sees patients can be a Tele-Scan -including emergent care clinics, hospital emergency rooms, PCP's office, PT's, Chiropractors, specialists, ambulatory transport vehicles etc.

1) TELE-SCAN provides all medical practices with access to portable digital imaging field scanners designed to safely and accurately scan a wide range of organs and issues. Tele-Scan digital ultrasound scanners are powerful enough to
capture images, videos and study blood flow from just about any depth in the body.

2) TELE-SCAN provides effective training on the use of scanning technology for every day patient use

3) The TELE-SCAN program is designed to transmit all patients' scans via secure web to our central diagnostic specialists (expert imaging readers/diagnosticians) who can safely and accurately identify any and all issues.

4) TELE-SCAN expands your practice's capability as an expert diagnostic center- - it's like having your own radiology department right in your own office!


 

Video files like this one (above) are shared between an imaging TelePartner (radiologist) and an oncologist about a common cancer patient under treatment

LOCALIZED SCANNING + REMOTE RADIOLOGY PARTNERS
This technology has been widely used in European countries for over 20 years for all issues including the scan of cancer tumors to musculoskeletal injuries to burns to brain scanning (transcranial) for strokes and head traumas.

Today's advanced imaging procedures can uncover diseases or catastrophic medical events. Use of COMPUTERIZED 3D DOPPLER HISTOGRAM ANALYSIS technology and a TeleMed partnership with our imaging analysts and diagnostic experts empowers your patient care. Through the use of portable state-of-the-art equipment, you can scan any patient's disorder and transmit any scan images to our radiology specialists to provide a full diagnostic report of what lies underneath the skin. From tumor activity to musculoskeletal inflammation to infections and burns, your TELESCAN medical readers can expertly identify any and all areas of suspicion.

 

HIPAA COMPLIANCE
All Telemed image transfers, information sharing and doctor communications are available through HIPAA compliant virtual servers. TELE-SCAN™ complies with all privacy and governmental health guidelines to protect patient information.

 

 

 


PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS & ALL IMMUNO-COMPROMISED ARE AT HIGH RISK
Chronic conditions like lung and heart disease, lupus, and diabetes directly affect the immune system. Also patients diagnosed with auto-immune disorders and cancers (including those currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments) can leave a person immuno-compromised. This makes them a very high risk of contracting deadly viruses like the Coronavirus.

Anyone with weakened immune systems are highly advised to stay indoors and prevent any contact with the public. To battle this pandemic the right way, we all need a strong IMMUNE SYSTEM to recover from contamination. Also, ask any of your doctors if they subscribe to TeleMedicine as an alternative to any upcoming office visits.

THE FUTURE OF HOUSE CALLS: A SMART UPGRADE TO DOCTORS VISITS
Within the past several decades, the medical community has been put into overdrive to come up with new solutions (or modify existing ones) to implement safer, more efficient and cost-effective ways of working with the public. From the global demand for active medical personnel, to the rising wave of safety concerns that of the many at-risk patients, we face a great need to upgrade patient care.

Elderly patients or those with chronic conditions may find it difficult (and even precarious) to travel to their doctors' office and sit in a waiting room with other sick people with unknown conditions. Advancing this scenario to an electronic doctor's visit or TELEMEDICINE is an available reality that can easily address this concern. SO MUCH CAN BE DONE FROM HOME!

 

PATIENT BENEFITS OF TELEMED SYSTEMS
For the patient, there are a variety of advantages:

Convenient & cost effective

No Transportation needed

No need for time off work or child care

Eliminate the waiting room

Quicker access to all specialists

Improved access to files and prescriptions

 


ADDITIONAL TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Store & Forward video

Live Video Conferencing

Remote Patient Monitoring

DigiScan Leasing & HIPAA approved File Transfer Software

TeleHealth Resource Center

From Local to Global:
ENTER THE AGE OF REMOTE MEDICAL ACCESS

The subdermal ultrasonic technology has become a powerful new standard in diagnosing and treating patients. The movement to "go digital' also brings significant advantages between clinicians in different locations by allowing them to share patient scans and test images in real time. This benefit is also greatly used in clinical trials from multiple locations. Working with a team is no longer limited to localized personnel; today's medical project allows complete working access to the most credentialed experts from any part of the globe. Dr. Bard has proven this work paradigm throughout his career -having partnered with countless clinical teams and research groups in European medical centers who sought his specific experience and diagnostic talents. Thanks to the use of the latest CLOUD-BASED imaging programs, trial projects can easily acquire, host, transfer and securely deliver any and all 3D/4D subdermal imaging of a patient (or test case) via REMOTE ACCESS. This innovation significantly adds a new level of efficiency and performance to any research project while greatly reducing trial costs and delays.

 


This website is brought to you in part by Bard Diagnostic Imaging and the NY Cancer Resource Alliance. For more information about TELEMED OPTIONS, contact us today at
(212) 355-7017 or email us at: nycralliance1@gmail.com