An interoperability solution for medical imaging, InteleOne® XE links clinicians to patient images and reports stored across disparate HIS, EMR, PACS and VNA systems. By enabling radiologists to read from a across multiple PACS, with seamless access to patient priors, our clients are able to achieve massive productivity gains.
Replacing a legacy hospital PACS system can be a challenging endeavour. In addition to the time required to research vendors’ offerings and selecting the right solution, resources must be allocated to deploy it across multiple sites and migrate terabytes of data to the new archive so physicians can access priors when the system goes live.
Given the amount of resources and investments that go into the process, a growing number of hospitals are using imaging interoperability solutions to enhance existing systems and delay PACS replacements.
Over the past 18 months, we’ve been happy to share a number of success stories from clients using InteleOne® XE to implement cross-enterprise workflows. Leveraging the solution’s interoperability, these clients have been able to drastically reduce turnaround times, better utilize subspecialists, read greater volumes of studies in less time, and more.
by Christopher M. Fleener, MD, Body/Abdominal Imaging Specialist & President, Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants
In reading rooms across the country each and every day, radiologists are faced with the possibility of having to interact with multiple health systems, sites of service and PACS. Even within a single health system, there may be multiple PACS due to recent consolidation or other specialty reasons for having varied platforms. Whatever the reason, multiple PACS makes radiology’s workflow inefficient, leaving a group unable to effectively have subspecialty exams read by a subspecialist or leaving an individual radiologist logging in and out of multiple PACS throughout their workday.
by Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad
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By Roy Kinnear, U.K. Sales Manager, Intelerad
It’s now been six months since Intelerad® announced they are in the U.K. market – 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.