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Leveraging Interoperability to Delay a PACS Replacement

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Leveraging Interoperability to Delay a PACS Replacement

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.

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January 30, 2017 at 10:21 am

#FindYourFlow: Leveraging Interoperability, Collaborative Care and Business Optimization Tools

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by Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

While staying competitive in healthcare can be a challenge, it also brings out the best in forward-thinking providers who are willing to adopt innovative technologies to bring their service offerings to the next level.

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November 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

Five Key Aspects of Next-Generation, Hospital Medical Imaging Systems

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by Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

If you were tasked with replacing your enterprise’s medical imaging systems, where would you begin? Are there certain aspects of a system that you would prioritize over others? What would be your rating criteria for the systems you evaluate?

When the decision is made to deploy a new system, there are a number of factors that come with selecting the right system for your organizations. To help with this, last month, we published the free ebook Five Key Aspects of Next-Generation, Hospital Medical Imaging Systems, to assist readers when evaluating medical imaging systems.

The topics covered include:

  • A reliable, future-proof platform to build on
  • A high level of interoperability
  • The ability to integrate third-party solutions
  • Reliable support
  • Enterprise-grade communication tools

If you’re looking to replace your medical imaging systems in the near future, this ebook will help guide you in making the right selection. Let us know your thoughts on the ebook in the comments below.

-Paul

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April 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

Boosting Performance in a Nationally-Distributed Enterprise

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by Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

Intelerad’s web-based architecture has long been known for enabling high performance in complex environments – from hospitals to large multi-site radiology enterprises and teleradiology groups.

In 2013, NationalRad, a leading subspecialty diagnostic radiology practice located in south Florida, deployed IntelePACS® across their nationwide network of radiologists. In doing so, their team was equipped with an intuitive, industry-leading viewer in InteleViewer™, with rapid access to patient images and information.Chrome Legacy Window 2262015 14610 PM

Last week, we published a case study in which NationalRad’s COO Karen Jodat and Director of IT Ben Gustman discuss the difference that Intelerad has made to their enterprise, which interprets over 100,000 subspecialty exams each year for approximately 125 clients.

In addition to discussing the benefits of system stability, a vastly improved workflow, and Intelerad’s referring physician’s portal, Mr. Gustman describes the positive experience of working with Intelerad’s team.

“At Intelerad, the people, and how they handle things, has really made a difference for us,” said Gustman. “On top of that, the software’s very intuitive. We got trained on the software, but it really didn’t require a whole lot of training. It just made sense right from the beginning.”

To read more, visit the case studies section of our website.

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March 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

Using Multi-Method Reporting to Drive Productivity

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By Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

Last month, we launched the new version of Intelerad.com. On top of giving our website a fresh new look that is both responsive and easy to navigate, we re-categorized our solutions into five sections: Image and Workflow Management, Offsite Reading and Reporting, Enterprise Viewing, Performance and Quality Suite, and Multi-Method Reporting.

The last item on that list, Multi-Method Reporting, or MMR, refers to radiologists’ reporting environment and our solution of the same name, which blends dictation, speech recognition and structured reports together into a single, streamlined interface and workflow.monitor

Customers who have deployed MMR have had some great success using the solution. For example, Carolina Regional Radiology (CRR) were able to use the solution to drive their average wRVUs to nearly 80 at a time when the national benchmark was between 65 and 69. Even more impressive, the group’s breast imaging program was able to increase their daily average wRVUs by 55% (more info).

So what does the solution do?

On top of leveraging dictation and speech recognition, MMR provides templates that add a high level of structure for radiologists’ reporting process. Tailored to their needs, each report is completed the same way and contains the information required by the referring physician. By making reporting a repetitious, process-driven task, radiologists can continually increase their daily throughput.

A highly intuitive solution, MMR drives productivity further by allowing for sections of reports to be filled automatically using quick text, so standard reports are completed in little time and then digitally signed and sent directly to a transcriptionist.

Well-regarded for its ease-of-use, the solution allows the user to quickly choose their preferred method of speech recognition solution via dropdown. When using a speech recognition module in conjunction with MMR, the radiologist can choose between multiple signing workflows, including self-edit, deferred self-edit, or send to the typist.

To learn about other solutions that can improve your day-to-day operations, I recommend the free ebook Five Tools to Drive the Success of Your Radiology Practice.

Written by atkinsonintelerad

January 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Expanding Our Services and Support to Better Serve Customers

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by Anibal Jodorcovsky, Chief Customer Officer, Intelerad

As a provider of ‘mission critical’ radiology systems to all types of healthcare organizations, we place a great deal of emphasis on providing customers with the highest possible levels of service and support. It’s for this reason that we developed our Intelerad Pulse solution (which monitors our customers’ systems 24/7), maintain strict hiring criteria and provide rigorous training to our staff.

Also, as an organization that continues to grow year after year, we employ steps to ensure our customers receive the same high quality service that they’re accustomed to. As such, I’m pleased to announce the expansion of our deployment and technical support teams in North America and Australia.iStock_000007230661Large

In North America, we have increased the number of on-call resources to ensure that calls escalated outside of regular operating hours are effectively managed. We have also adjusted the structure of our technical support team, adding two new supervisors who will oversee the work performed by our technicians.

In Australia, we have added team members who are locally-based and dedicated to the region, to better serve customer needs, both in resolving support queries and deploying new solutions. This additional personnel, who will be operational in early 2015, will complement the existing Oceania team, which is currently comprised of local Account Managers, Project Managers, Field Analysts, Application Specialists, RIS specialists and Executive Management.

With these changes, we are better equipped to ensure that deployments go smoothly, and that any technical issue that arises is resolved in the shortest possible timeframe. As always, we value your thoughts and look forward to providing you with leading-edge solutions, services and support in the years to come. If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below.

– Anibal

Written by anibaljodorcovsky

October 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm