By Leroy Jones, Jr. on March 24, 2009 8:00 AM
What is an Unsharp Mask?
the name, this is an edge-enhancing filter frequently used in teleradiology. It
is created by first generating a low-pass filtered image, which is then
subtracted from the original image. This effectively removes part of the
background, leaving an image where contours are emphasized.
By Leroy Jones, Jr. on March 20, 2009 8:00 AM
What is an Accountable Health Plan (AHP)?
Definition: AHPs can be IDSs, MCOs, Health Networks, partnerships or joint ventures between practitioners, providers or payers that would assume responsibility for delivering medical care and managing the funds required to pay for the services rendered.
Physicians and other providers would work for, contract with or own these health plans.
When an IDS or hospital group or IPA operates one or more health insurance benefit products, or a managed care organization acquires a large scale medical delivery component, it qualifies as an Accountable Health System or Accountable Health Plan.