What We Learned about Telehealth in 2020


Telehealth may sound like it originated in the 21st century but remote patient care is older than you might think. With the sudden onset of COVID-19, we saw a renewed increase in the usage of telehealth platforms and those that support telehealth workflows, like UltraLinq. What started over 100 years ago, recently became more accessible and necessary than ever. As we saw our clients switch to Telehealth exclusive services, UltraLinq remained a flexible option to support in-office and remote imaging workflows.  

While the choice to take part in telehealth has typically been patient driven, many practices are choosing this option over in-person visits as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic. The usage of telehealth has been safer for both patients and health care providers as it limited in person contactHCPs have used remote workflows to screen patients for symptoms of COVID-19 as well as treat patients with chronic health issues, like cardiology or vascular disorders.  

Some providers are choosing to work from home or a remote location instead of going into the office as a new round of stay-at-home orders are considered. This presented a challenge for providers and practices who rely on workstations or a combination of CDs and USBs for exam storageUltraLinq saw many clients taking advantage of our completely cloud accessibility and storage by switching over to our cloud-based platform.  

Our clients were able to access new and historical studies during follow up appointments with the ability to access UltraLinq from anywhere, at any time with an internet connection. They were also able to work collaboratively with their teams by referring studies within our platform. Our audit trail provides users with a history of actions made within their UltraLinq account and allows our clients to ensure that their in-office workflow remains intact while working remotely. 

The history of Telehealth is older and more relevant than it may seem. Prior to the industrial revolution, most medical care took place in the home. In 1879, phone calls were used to reduce in-office and in-home visits.  In the 1950s and 1960s, Project Mercury helped the development of telehealth to make major strides. As healthcare moves beyond in office visits, we see a return of in-home health care now in the form of telehealth. 

As we head into 2021, many of our clients continue to provide services to their patients through telehealth. We are fortunate to work with practices that are able to be flexible in their methods during these trying times. We will continue to adapt with the current climate to provide our clients with the image management workflow they need, no matter where they provide patient care.  


Three benefits of referring your colleagues to UltraLinq

Why should you refer your colleagues to use UltraLinq? Here are the top 3 reasons we hear:

Easily compare and learn from each other’s imaging workflow preferences  

UltraLinq lets you customize many aspects of our product to better fit your workflow. During implementation, we work with you to set up User Permissions and RolesThis allows you to customize the access that each user has within your account. We also work with you to set up additional locations, groups of users, and reporting personalization. Your colleagues using UltraLinq may have their permissions, groups, and reports set up differently. Comparing workflows with colleagues may provide inspiration to adjust and enhance your workflow or vice versa. 

Referring exams is even easier with another UltraLinq account 

Referring an exam in UltraLinq is quick and effective.  UltraLinq provides a pre-written email for you to easily and effectively refer your reports to any user within your account. UltraLinq offers linked user functionality so that by adding your colleague as a user to your account, they can view the studies you referred them alongside their own studies in one convenient login. Additionally, our permission sets allow complete control over which studies you do and don’t want to share.   

Earn free exams within your own UltraLinq account 

 To express our gratitude for your referral, we are happy to offer our clients 50 free exams, equal to a $100 credit, when a referred colleague completes a demo with us. Additionally, we’ll offer another 50 free exams, equal to a $100 credit, as a thank you for any client you refer to us that completes our implementation process and goes live!*


If you know a colleague who would enjoy UltraLinq as much as you do, email us today at info@ultralinq.com. We’ve love to chat further! 

Let us do the work for you: Invest in Integration

UltraLinq PACS Integration

UltraLinq PACS Integration

Are you tired of spending time faxing each page of a report to your EMR? Do you want to maximize the time you spend with patients and your time doing other things you love?

Like you, our clients are always on the lookout for new ways to save time. We get it. Especially in times like now, we want to maximize our time doing what is most important for us, and we don’t want to spend a lot of money to do so. UltraLinq has a great solution to solve both. 

UltraLinq offers unilateral, outbound integration that lets you send your finalized reports directly to your EMR. UltraLinq is able to integrate with every major EMR vendor in the marketplace, including AllScripts, Cerner, and eCW 

You and your staff have probably spent countless hours faxing or scanning studies and manually attaching them to your patient charts. Integrating UltraLinq with your EMR will give you this time back. Implementing the integration is as easy as one click. Once you click to finalize an exam, UltraLinq automatically sends the finalized report over to your EMR.  

Our Integration Specialist will walk you through the entire implementation process. Our Integration Specialists are highly trained and knowledgeable to ensure your integration is a success. Your UltraLinq Integration Specialist will work with your EMR to build a unique VPN tunnel for the ultimate safety and security between UltraLinq and your EMR. They’ll then build messaging made specifically for you and your worksheets. Once Live, our Integration Specialists will maintain the full life of integration so that your Integration evolves with your workflow. This means that you pay one flat cost to have a customized experience for the life of the integration.

Unsure if Integration is worth the cost compared to faxing? Faxing and Integration are both good options, and our clients use both or one depending on what fits their workflow the best. However, you’ll see a greater return on investment with a direct UltraLinq to EMR Integration because of the administrative time and cost saved.  Many of our clients see a return on investment within the first 3 to 6 months of their live Integration from the administrative time saved.  

You don’t have to be next to a fax machine, printer, or in the office to easily attach finalized patient reports to your patient charts with an UltraLinq Integration. Integration can make your workflow easier and automate the process of attaching patients charts in your EMR. 

Interested in learning more? Reach out to your Sales or Client Success Representative today for more information and pricing. 

Coming Together for World Heart Day



Did you #UseHeart today? The World Heart Federation introduces this year’s World Heart Day with the slogan “Use Heart to beat Cardiovascular Disease. As COVID-19 cases continue to grow, World Heart Day shines light on why taking care of your heart is more important than ever before. 

UltraLinq is proud to #UseHeart and honor World Heart Day 2020. With near 20 years of commitment to Cardiovascular support, The UltraLinq PACS helps cardiologists support the hearts of their patients. UltraLinq’s powerful PACS is an important tool for clinicians in the diagnosis and management of heart concerns. 

World Heart Day promotes education about Cardiovascular disease, including common causes and helpful hints to lower your chances of Cardiovascular disease. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, using heart is more important now more than ever. The World Heart Federation encourages everyone to use heart by using your head, your influence, and your compassion by living a heart-healthy lifestyle, educating your community, volunteering and setting a heart healthy example for loved onesUltraLinq is excited to honor this year’s World Health Day and further our commitment to Cardiovascular support. 

UltraLinq committed to heart health on day one. We are a Cardiology Cloud PACS created by a Cardiologist. As we expanded to other areas of medicine, we continue our commitment to an efficient and effective workflow for the field of Cardiology. Cardiologists work long hours and remain dedicated to patient care during the COVID pandemic. UltraLinq’s efficient and intuitive workflow helps Cardiologists to spend less time on administrative burdens and more time focused on the heart health of their patients.  

Our goal is to help our clients improve their workflow. We do this by running an efficient platform that allows doctors to view, read, report, and share patient data from anywhere with an internet connection. We offer cardiologist-specific worksheets for many Cardiac exam types including echocardiograms, nuclear stress, and cardiac catheterization that follow ASE industry guidelines. 

We continue to educate ourselves through engaged conversations with our Cardiology clients and beta programs to test new software features.  The UltraLinq PACS is a powerful tool to help Cardiology practices to use heart and fight against Cardiovascular disease.  

To learn more about UltraLinq click here to Book a Demo. To learn more about World Heart day, you can click here. 

4 reasons your ultrasound business needs cloud pacs

Four reasons to start your mobile ultrasound business with a cloud PACS

Whether you’re just starting to plan your side business, or already purchased your modalities and ready to see patients, here are four key reasons you should consider acquiring cloud PACS for your mobile business.


1. Patients seek professionalism

When you start your mobile ultrasound business, choosing and implementing your PACS solution is just as important as purchasing your imaging devices. Cardiologists, radiologists, and general practitioners want interoperability so they can work as a team to provide the best possible care for their patients. You’ll put your most professional foot forward when your business already has the imaging devices and a cloud PACS that allows you to easily and instantly scan and share patient data.

2. Set up your workflow before Day One

You want your workflow to be smooth and easy for you and your physicians. So choose your cloud PACS company and don’t start your business without it.  The UltraLinq implementation team will work with you to select the most relevant clinical worksheets, ensure imaging device compatibility, and set up your workflow exactly how you want it prior to seeing patients.

3. Customize and optimize your workflow

Your patient workload can be overwhelming and unpredictable – save time by choosing your cloud PACS early and customize your account to your needs. With UltraLinq cloud PACS, each account includes free and unlimited locations, unlimited users, and unlimited and customizable workflow rules to expedite patient care. This way, when you begin accepting patients, your business is prepared with an optimized scanning and reporting workflow.

4. Never worry about storage space

Putting a cloud PACS like UltraLinq in place from the start means you never worry about storage space. UltraLinq HIPAA compliant cloud solution includes an unlimited amount of storage. Whether storing 1 GB, or 1 TB, there are no additional costs. You’ll never have to worry about the room left on your imaging device,  purchasing CDs or USB drives, or meeting HIPAA compliance with your physical storage. Let UltraLinq cloud PACS take care of storage for you so you can focus on what you trained to do: Provide patient care.


When choosing a cloud PACS solution, UltraLinq is here to help. Email us at info@ultralinq.com or call us at 1-800-227-2956, Option 2 to schedule a demo of a platform and learn more about how we can support your growing mobile ultrasound business.

Contact us today for a demo

Find out how UltraLinq Cloud PACS can help your mobile ultrasound business grow.

The COVID-19 Roller-Coaster: Gear Up your Workflow

The COVID-19 pandemic and phased reopening of the economy give us much to evaluate and plan for in today’s healthcare landscape.

When routine care and elective procedures were placed on hold, practices saw a dramatic decline in patient exams that resulted in significant revenue decreases. Diagnostic imaging exams are predicted to cause a surge in volume, as practices like yours slowly reopen and provide elective procedures while navigating the virus.

Are you ready for the peak? Can your current PACS keep up?

UltraLinq is ready to partner with you. We’re here to help you access your diagnostic exam images, worksheets, and data from anywhere – onsite or offsite – to provide you and your staff the ability to collaborate in real-time together and focused on patient-centered care.

Discover the benefits of UltraLinq to address your unique challenges. 

Three Quick Tasks to Improve your Remote UltraLinq Workflow

3 Quick Tasks

3 Quick Tasks

Did you recently add new staff to support the wave of postponed routine procedures? 

Maybe you need better management of studies coming from your different locations? 

Is your team more forgetful of their passwords when working remotely? 

UltraLinq offers robust features that help your whole practice to work remotely. Sonographers, physicians, and any office staff with secure login credentials can create exams, assign user roles, and finalize reports from socially distanced locations with the help of our cloud-based software.

Below you’ll learn how to easily add users, add locations, and reset passwords to improve your workflow when working remotely 

Adding New Users is a quick task! Learning to add users can save you time and help you customize your workflow.  Any user granted the Admin permission can easily add users by following the simple steps below or by following this link: 

  • The first step to add a new user is logging in to your account. Once logged in, click on the Admin tab in the upper right-hand corner.  
  • Next, click on Users, then Add a User. From here you’ll be able to enter the user’s information.  
  • If the user needs login credentials, you’ll want to check off User may log in. This will allow you to create their credentials.  
  • Don’t forget to hit Save once you’re done! 

Adding a location to your UltraLinq account is just as easy as adding new users:  

  • Once an Admin is logged in, click on the Admin tab at the top of the page, then in the Actions section select Locations.  
  • From there, you’ll be able to click Add a Location and input the Location information.  
  • Don’t forget to hit Save once you’re done! 

Resetting a Password is another task that Admins can do in just a few, simple steps that will help you and your team save time 

  • After logging in to your UltraLinq account and clicking on the Admin tab in the upper right cornerselect Users 
  • Once there, select the user that needs their password to be reset, select Edit User, and then enter and confirm the new password.  
  • Don’t forget to hit Save once you’re done! 

If you ever run into a questionUltraLinq offers a large library of support articles for self-guided help whenever you need it. If you need further assistance, UltraLinq offers full and free support Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM EST, with support for medical emergencies 24/7, by email at support@ultralinq.com or 1-800-227-2956 Option 1

Applauding Nurses Around the World!


We are proud to be celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6 – May 12 together with National Student Nurses Day, National School Nurse Day, and International Nurses Day throughout the week. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role nurses serve in hospitals and medical centers across the country. Nurses have a multi-faceted role and one of their most important tasks is to help “understand their doctor’s diagnosis, and how to manage symptoms. This [diagnosis and symptom understanding] assists the patient to obtain a high level of quality information at discharge, so they fully understand the importance of following medical advice when they return home.” (1)

The basis for forming strong patient relationships is based on providing relevant patient data efficiently. Efficient patient data sharing contributed to the adoption of innovative solutions, such as cloud-based Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).  The UltraLinq Solution, for example, allows nurses to access patient data from any location with an internet connection, including all patient demographics, pre-read notes, patient attachments, moving clips, still images, and physician comments. Whether our nurses are in private practice or on the hospital front lines, they can use current or previous exam information to inform their patients of the best treatment pathways.

Last month, the dedicated World Health Day honored Nurses.  The World Health Organization shared, “Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response”. (2)

Facts you didn’t know about nursing:

  • In 1873, the first three nursing schools opened in the USA. By the start of the 20th century, almost 800 nursing schools were in operation across the country.
  • Today, there are approximately 3.1 million practising nurses.
  • Nurses average about 4-5 miles of walking during each 12-hour shift. (3)  

In celebration of this year’s National Nurses Week, UltraLinq would like to thank each and every nurse for their dedication to patient care.  Whether on the front lines with COVID-19 or as professionals in offices around the world, we thank you. 


  1. https://acceleratednursing.roseman.edu/blog/6-reasons-why-nurses-are-important-in-healthcare/
  2. https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2020
  3. https://www.travelnursing.com/news/features-and-profiles/the-4-mile-shift-how-far-do-nurses-walk/


The unexpected role of Lung Ultrasound and improving COVID-19 identification and outcomes

Ultrasound of Lungs

Ultrasound of Lungs 

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mobilized physicians and healthcare companies to provide large-scale patient care, develop rapid test kits, and produce personal protective equipment (PPE) at a remarkable scale. For patients with advanced stages of COVID-19, pneumonia remains one of the key health issues affecting fatality rates and doctors are grappling to find and implement methods to rapidly diagnose, track, and manage affected patients. Recent findings from physicians and researchers in Italy found that lung ultrasound (LUS) can play an important role in the early detection of COVID-19 symptoms to enable prompt intervention. 

While “studies aimed at clarifying the diagnostic and prognostic role of LUS in COVID-19 are urgently needed,” (3) the potential for LUS to be used for triaging patients before arriving at the hospital, and assist with the management of ICU patients who already have COVID-19, appears promising. Unlike computed tomography (CT) scans and X-rays, ultrasound does not expose patients to unnecessary radiation and is performed at the bedside in real-time (2).

In response to COVID-19, UltraLinq released a detailed lung ultrasound worksheet to support clinicians and sonographers who are tirelessly fighting this pandemic on the front line. There has never been a more important time to support and assist those who are putting their lives at risk for our well-being.

The UltraLinq solution is specifically designed to equip healthcare providers across the country to remotely share, archive, and report on their diagnostic images from anywhere with an internet connection. Rather than being tethered to the workstation at the practice, UltraLinq can help optimize physicians working remotely. With the surge in telemedicine due to COVID-19, UltraLinq can assist healthcare providers instantly access their patients’ diagnostic studies allowing faster diagnosis and treatment decisions.

To learn more about lung ultrasound in the screening and management of COVID-19, here are additional resources:

(1) Picano E, Scali MC, Ciampi Q, Lichtenstein D. Lung Ultrasound for the Cardiologist. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Nov;11(11):1692–705. http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/content/11/11/1692
(2) Lung Ultrasound: Present & Future: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4429387/
(3) Soldati, G., Smargiassi, A., Inchingolo, R., Buonsenso, D., Perrone, T., Briganti, D. F., … Demi, L. (2020). Is there a role for lung ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic? Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1002/jum.15284 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jum.15284
(4) Lung Ultrasound: A new tool for the cardiologist https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3059291/

UltraLinq Honors National Doctor’s Day

Two male and two female doctors sitting at a table taking while having a coffee

Two male and two female doctors sitting at a table taking while having a coffee

 On March 30, 1933, Eudora Brown Almond honored physicians like her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond. She sent greeting cards to doctors both active and retired. Twenty- five years after the first celebration, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution to commemorate Doctors’ Day. Doctors’ Day was signed into law on October 30, 1990, and now celebrated with greeting cards and red carnations.

At UltraLinq we are fortunate enough to support doctors every day. We see the long hours they put in, their commitment to patient care, and their dedication to health care as a whole.

When reflecting on current events, many doctors are working day and night to combat the recent upturn in cases of COVID-19. With an ever-increasing number of COVID-19 cases and long hours being put in, UltraLinq remains committed to sharing resources that support doctor well being on this commemorative day:

The American Medical Association listed 6 ways to handle the stress, that range from being cognizant of the hours that doctors are working to having access to mental health support: 6 ways to address physician stress during COVID-19 pandemic.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) posted tips to handle stress as a responder. As doctors continue to be on the front line, they risk their physical and mental health. The CDC tips focus on reducing secondary traumatic stress: Managing Stress and Anxiety.

Magellan Health Insights has a unique take on how to handle stress during this time. Their tips include creating a calm environment for yourself, as well as reaching out for professional help: Addressing anxiety about the coronavirus (COVID-19): Healthcare workers

Today, on National Doctors’ Day, all of us at UltraLinq would like to thank the doctors we previously worked with, are currently working with, and will work with in the future. We appreciate your trust in us to help care for your patients. 

Want to Learn More?

Census: National Doctors Day: March 30, 2019

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