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U.S. Commerce Association:
June 8th,2009
NCD Medical Recieves 2009 Best of Willowick Award

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- NCD Medical Corporation has been selected for the 2009 Best of Willowick Award in the Hospital Equipment & Supplies category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

Lake County News Herald:
May 22nd, 2009
Providing Backup

NCD Medical offers new medical clients free patient record and image scanning

Brandon C. Baker

Like several other industries, health care will continue receiving vast alterations under the massive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

While debates regarding universal coverage and whether employers should be forced to provide insurance wear on, care providers are also preparing for an industrywide initiative President Barack Obama already signed into law under the ARRA.

The stimulus contains nearly $20 billion to provide hospitals and physician practices higher Medicare and Medicaid payments if they deploy Electronic Health Record systems in their offices by 2011. However, the government has yet to specify the requirements that will enable the providers to receive maximum dollars - up to $64,000 for practices and as much as $11 million to large hospitals.

As care centers, doctors and others make their plans, Charles J. Patti, president and chief executive officer of Eastlake-based NCD Medical Corp., hopes they turn to him as an effective go-to guy.

He is offering new medical clients free patient record and image scanning. The clients can then store and continually gain access to the documents using Patti's eWIX Web Repository Service, an in-house, firewalled, Virtual Private Network system already used by non-medical big names like Saint-Gobain, STERIS Corp, Arhaus Furniture and Riddell.

Press Release:
May 4th, 2009
NCD Medical offers EHR Stimulus Reimbursement Solutions

NCD Medical Corporation, Eastlake(Cleveland) Ohio announced that it can provide solutions to enable medical facilities to prepare to qualify for stimulus reimbursement credits available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(ARRA) to deploy EHR (Electronic Health Record) solutions.

Healthcare IT News:
Web-based PACS a low-cost option
Healthcare imaging facilities should ditch their costly film processing systems, according to the vendor of a new Web-based picture archiving and communication system.

NCD Medical Corporation, based in Eastlake, Ohio, maintains that their eWIX (electronic-Worldwide Information Exchange) Web repository service for clinical imaging is a lower-cost alternative for imaging centers' PACS processes.

Today's Surgicenter:
New Web-based Service Provides Low-Cost Alternative to PACS
Imaging facilities using film processing as part of the imaging process can finally discard this negative approach in favor of an innovative, cost-effective Web-based solution. NCD Medical Corporation's eWIX Web repository service is the definitive answer to a Web-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

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May 5, 2016

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October 9, 2013
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February 8, 2013
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Nov. 23, 2012
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Aug. 8, 2012

I recently received an email from a physician in India. He had been residing in the United Kingdom for several years and had returned to his home land. He contacted me because he was interested in developing a new business of selling and supporting pre-owned diagnostic imaging systems to facilities throughout India.

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How To Safely Buy Pre-Owned Medical Systems
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Very often there is a need to acquire additional capability in our health care facilities but there isn't always the funds to purchase a new, full-functioned, state of the art, diagnostic imaging system. Therefore, a decision must be made to determine if the additional services can be shifted to another facility or if it is critical or at least necessary to remain at your facility. The decision usually comes back that it needs to remain and options to accommodate it must be considered.

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July 17, 2011
Digital Radiography - Electronic X-Ray - When, Why and How?

It seems like we have crossed the healthcare frontier and the only thing left to conquer is analog or film based x-ray systems. MRI's, CT's, Ultrasound, PET, Bone Densitometry, Mammography and most diagnostic imaging systems output digital data, that is except for Radiography and Fluoroscopy. Most existing systems are still analog and put out either x-ray film and/or analog video. Although most mobile C-arms are now being produced with digital output capability, most existing C-arms, X-ray systems and R/F systems have not yet been upgraded. When you consider that today there are more x-ray studies done than any other modality study, we should concede, we are way overdue in moving to electronic Rad and Fluoro. These upgrades should probably be initiated before all others at medical facilities today.

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How To Get The Most From Your Radiology Dollar
June 3, 2011

The decisions are getting harder when we try and determine what our facility should invest in to provide the best patient care. 256 slice CTs, 3.0T MRIs, Digital Mammography, PACS Upgrade, EHR and so on....? We first try and determine our available budget or we are asked to submit a request for funds based upon current and future requirements, local competition and/or physician requirements. It is now necessary to take a long hard look at what is currently being utilized and determine how best to enhance capabilities. You probably begin to bring in vendors to discuss the capabilities of their new systems, as well as potential costs. If you are like many administrators, you immediately get a large blast of reality $$$$$$$. You instantly know that you will be limited to one purchase or less and it's possible funding won't be available for several years. If you are experiencing growth, patient count is increasing, test procedures are on the increase, and avaliable system time is becoming harder and harder to come by, then you know you will need to upgrade Radiology capacity.

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