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Blackrock Clinic News Speedy Access to Insurance Information for Blackrock PET/CT Scan

Speedy Access to Insurance Information for Blackrock PET/CT Scan

23rd Aug 2012

New App Gives Fast Information to Referring Doctors Checking Cover

Blackrock Clinic has built a new app for referring doctors to quickly find out if a patient’s private health insurance covers PET/CT scans for a wide range of specific conditions.

Doctors and their medical teams can simply download the app to their phones either by QR code or directly via the app website to quickly access the information they need. The categories are broken down by major insurer and conditions (Oncology and Non-Oncology).

“PET/CT is a very valuable diagnostic tool which, for many malignancies, has become standard in patient management. Its use typically reports a 20% change in patient management, across a broad range of tumours, following a PET/CT Scan”, ┬ásaid Bryan Harty, CEO, Blackrock Clinic

“PET/CT scans are unfortunately not always covered under a patient’s private health insurance and is very important that patients are advised of this prior to the appontment. The app which we are launching allows referring doctors to do this quickly and efficiently”, he added

For further information please contact:

Emer MacNeice

01 206 4311