Month: June 2019

Making the move from CR to DR

67% more exams per day. 3285 more patients each year, 8.16 minutes time savings per exam. Up to 50% dose reduction. The numbers are impressive, tempting – and real!

These are actual results experienced by one practice when switching from CR to DR. Combined with decreasing cost and improved return of investment, benefits are making DR an increasingly attractive investment for veterinary practices.

Many practices are now making the move from computed radiography (CR) to digital radiography (DR). Especially with DR becoming an increasingly attractive choice. While some veterinary practices are in the midst of this move, others are still weighing up their options.

Even though both technologies share certain similarities, often the differences between them may not be evident until after the CR has been replaced with DR within a practice. 

Incremental increases in productivity are critical to help veterinary practices handle ever-larger numbers of patients while balancing staffing requirements, and successfully providing value-based care. The workflow improvements with DR enable veterinary practices to care for more patients without increasing staff levels.

The improved image quality possible with DR supports greater diagnostic capability and confidence, further enhancing the role of radiology as the hub of patient care. From an investment point of view, the cost of DR continues to decrease. As practice productivity has increased with DR, the return on investment (ROI) has also improved. Modern DR detectors can be shared between rooms, devices and operational units, allowing practices to creatively maximise investments.

Allow us help you make the choices that maximise your investment, and bring you the greatest benefits! Want to find out more? Contact us today!

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VetLife joins PLH Medical at the London Vet Show 2019

We are excited to announce that VetLife will be joining us on our stand (E10) at this years London Vet Show at ExCeL London! Vetlife is a service for the veterinary sector that offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. 

Independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses and students. Vetlife provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline; professional mental health support; financial assistance; information and resources.

You may be fortunate enough to never require the services of VetLife, however a donation to Vetlife can help to ensure that there is support available to anyone in the veterinary community who is experiencing difficulties.

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Windows 7 support will end in 2020

Microsoft has recently announced the End of Life date for Windows 7. On January 4, 2020 or even sooner for those who decide not to download a recent security update. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support the operating system after this date.

With news that Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are many users who will need to start considering about upgrading their operating system for their practice computers.

If you’re a practice that currently runs your system on Windows 7, don’t panic. PLH Medical can offer a solution.

What happens next, how will my practice be effected?

When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. It’s likely that it also won’t offer help and support if you encounter any problems.
However, this doesn’t mean that Windows 7 will suddenly stop working. You will still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 doesn’t mean you should.

If you decide not to upgrade, the biggest issue you will encounter is that your system will not be patched for any new viruses or security upgrades. This leaves your system extremely vulnerable.

While you have a number of choices when moving operating systems, for many people, the obvious and simplest option is to simply upgrade to Windows 10, a task that PLH Medical can help you with.

For more details or to arrange your upgrade, please get in touch.

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VetsNorth 2019 – 12th to 13th June

Taking place on 12-13 June 2019 at the MMU Business School in Manchester, VetsNorth 2019 will focus on 3 key topics: endocrine system, emergency medicine and surgery and emergency & critical care nursing. PLH Medical Ltd will be attending the exhibition to showcase the latest products and services to the veterinary sector from some of the most respected names in the industry such as Siemens, AGFA, Midmark, Sonoscape and more!

Be sure to meet our friendly staff on stand #8. PLH Medical Ltd provides a wide range of CR and DR veterinary X-ray systems, Ultrasound equipment, PACS solutions and much more! Our team can advise on the ideal solution for your practice based on your requirements. Or alternatively, simply head over for just a chat and say hello!

We hope to see you at VetsNorth 2019!

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