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December 2018 Newsletter

The Importance of Cybersecurity for Medical IoT Devices

The Importance of Cybersecurity for Medical IoT Devices

As the equipment in today's medical imaging facilities and hospitals continue to become more sophisticated, the threat level for digital breaches rises with alarming sophistication. As early as twenty years ago, the overwhelming majority of medical imaging equipment was mechanical in nature. Meaning, any repairs or upgrades were made with screwdrivers, wrenches, and tubes. However, the medical imaging equipment that today's healthcare professionals rely on is essentially an internet-connected computer with few moving parts. These machines are part of the Internet of Things or IoT.

Just as our email accounts are subject to malicious computer viruses, so are these IoT-based medical imaging machines, and they are ripe for the taking.

Shimadzu MX8

Shimadzu MobileDaRt MX8

The MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 is a general-purpose mobile digital X-ray system, which can be freely moved throughout a hospital to directly obtain X-ray images of various areas of the body. Optimized power assist system delivers smooth light touch driving.

Canon CXDI 10 Series

Utilizing strong carbon fiber, this new series of Canon detectors are among the lightest weight detectors currently available. Despite being lightweight, the carbon fiber chassis and frame provide high performance and high durability, tested for the rigors of demanding daily use.

The CMS Imaging Promise

The CMS Promise

At CMS Imaging, we treat every customer as if they are our only customer. We provide an exclusive customer experience for our hospital and ambulatory partners by offering "Best in Class" medical imaging, software, and informatics solutions, and premier service, training, and support.

We assure your success by working with you to create the "CMS Success Blueprint" which will ensure your project is on time and on budget. Our "Enriched Training Experience" provides training for your staff, now and in the future. And if something goes wrong, we have our P.I.T. (Project Interruption Tactical) Crew to step in and make things right.

We back all of this up with our No-Risk Guarantee. "We will not accept final payment until we have met our mutually-agreed upon definition of success."


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Prior Authorizations

Authpal by Availity automates the prior authorization process, making it faster and easier to receive confirmation from the health plan. Instead of waiting days and following up via phone, fax, and email, your staff can determine almost immediately whether an authorization is required, submit it, and receive confirmation. When authorizations are automated, your staff can focus on high value-activities like patient care, satisfaction, and scheduling.

Patient Access

The Patient Access solution gives access to real-time patient data, allowing your front-desk staff to accurately resolve patient collections at or before the point of service. Our solution streamlines the patient collections workflow process from the moment a patient checks-in to the time that the claim is paid.

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