Additional Diagnostic Tests Commonly Used with Urodynamics (UDS)

Posted by Dr. Peter Steinberg on Sep 25, 2019 6:32:02 PM

Urodynamics (UDS) testing is usually performed in conjunction with a slew of other urologic tests and functions in concert with other diagnostics. This blog post will explore other common tests used in patients who will be having UDS testing and explains the indications and data that come from those other assessments.

            All patients who have UDS will undergo a comprehensive history, physical and laboratory testing. The history will focus on the specific urologic complaints the patient has, but also bowel issues, neurologic disorders and whatever medications the patient is on as well. Surgical history, especially related to urinary tract and anti-incontinence surgery is critical as is diet information. Lab testing will include a urinalysis to search for blood or infection, urine culture if infection is suspected, and many patients will have serum lab testing to assess kidney function.

          

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, outsourcing diagnostics, urodynamics service provider, Uroflowmetry, Urology Practice Trends, Post-Operative Urodynamics

7 Common Mistakes Made by Medical Device Field Service Organizations

Posted by Clark Love on May 6, 2019 5:24:00 PM

The effective provision of medical device field service is not a simple process to optimize. There are many factors that influence operations, from resources and technology to staff management and coordination. Field service organizations that keep track of all of these different factors manage to provide a seamless and efficient service and keep their customers satisfied.

But no business is perfect from the get-go. In most cases, a period of trial and error is unavoidable while getting a grasp of the intricacies of running and managing field service operations, especially when it comes to medical devices. Being aware of the most common mistakes made in the delivery of field service support can significantly shorten the learning curve.

 

With that in mind, here are some of the most common errors that medical device field service organizations commit while providing and managing their service:

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Topics: outsourcing diagnostics, urodynamics staffing, clinical operations, urodynamics service provider, Medical Device Field Service

Outsourcing Diagnostics and its Impacts on "Focus"

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 9, 2016 1:11:42 PM

I was recently having a conversation with a very successful urogynecologist that operates in on the East Coast.  We were talking about diagnostics (such as urodynamics), the cost of the equipment, and the difficulty of retaining well-trained staff.  He was surprised to learn that we served many large urogynecology practices and urology practices. He assumed that all of these large practices would perform their urodynamics testing in house.  His thinking was that the clinic would be much more profitable if it owned the equipment, trained the staff, and dealt with all the other details to be able to deliver urodynamics testing services to their patients.  This is true for some large urology and urogynecology practices, however it is certainly not true for many practices.  Also, I believe he was not considering all of the pertinent details related to outsourcing diagnostics.

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Topics: outsourcing diagnostics, urodynamics

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