Central Louisiana Imaging (CLI) knew that expansion was the key to survival in today’s difficult economic climate. Like many radiology practices, the 13-member group has been plagued by decreasing reimbursement rates and winnowing margins. Confronted with this reality, CLI knew that in order to survive beyond the next few years, they needed to strengthen the ties with their existing customers and expand their business to serve more organizations.
But the first new expansion contract CLI signed led to the proverbial straw breaking the camel’s back. The challenge of managing a complex workflow across multiple disparate technology systems – including radiology information systems (RIS), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), electronic medical records (EMRs), and other hospital information systems (HIS) – threatened to drag this group practice into a downward spiral of productivity.
To bring them back on course, CLI chose Intelerad’s InteleOne distributed radiology solution to streamline their workflow across the multiple systems using a single, integrated viewer and universal worklist. Since adopting InteleOne, CLI has successfully expanded its overall business by 40 percent without increasing staff. Revenue numbers and productivity levels have spiked.