In the 15 months since Intelerad announced its U.K. expansion, a number of organizations in the region have selected our solutions to overcome workflow challenges and drive their operational performance. With UKRC 2015 taking place in Liverpool next week, I wanted to repost a blog outlining how an NHS trust is using InteleOne to enhance productivity and improve quality.
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Using InteleOne to modernize first- and second-generation PACS in the UK
By Roy Kinnear, U.K. Sales Manager, Intelerad
In March 2014, Intelerad® announced an expansion of its U.K. operations, opening an office in Manchester and hiring full-time staff to better serve customers and grow business in the region. To date, the expansion has been successful, with medical imaging providers showing a great deal of interest in our solutions, and one local NHS trust selecting InteleOne® to serve as their enterprise workflow solution.
The trust in question will be using InteleOne to solve a problem facing a large number of medical imaging providers in the region: they’re not in the position to do a full PACS replacement, but are limited by the functionality provided by their first- or second-generation PACS. An example of this would be how organizations transfer images. Not only are a lot of organizations working with compact discs, but they often have staff dedicated to transferring images from portal to portal.
When clinicians and IT staff see a solution like InteleOne, and its fresh way of sharing images, the possibilities of what can be accomplished when the right solutions are available to them becomes clear. Providing a slick user experience that puts the right workflow and toolsets in users’ hands allows for leaps in productivity and quality of reads.
What helps with InteleOne, is that it provides radiology groups and departments with all the features and benefits of a modern PACS, without having to do a complete PACS replacement. Instead, the solution’s interoperability allows it to sit on top of existing PACS (this can be a single PACS, multiple PACS from different vendors), and pull the images (including priors) into a common worklist and viewer.
InteleOne has brought a lot of success to customers in the U.S. (case studies can be found here) and we’re looking forward to replicating this success in the U.K. If you’re interested in learning more about InteleOne’s features and benefits, we have a KLAS report on the solution available, or feel free to reach out to us directly.