How do new healthcare initiatives apply to a radiology practice? At eRAD, we know the radiology-specific ins and outs of reimbursement incentives and regulatory measures, so that you are not forced into a workflow that doesn’t make sense for your hospital. We have the expertise you need to navigate today’s dynamic healthcare environment.
eRAD’s solution for hospitals includes:
Embedded reporting—eRAD’s dictation, transcription, speech recognition and report distribution capabilities are integrated directly into the eRAD PACS to accommodate those who do not have a dedicated RIS or those who want a PACS-driven workflow. This enables true enterprise wide reading and reporting across facilities without the need for VPNs, dedicated networks or third-party add on applications.
Dynamic scheduling and patient handling—eRAD’s RIS provides dynamic scheduling across multiple locations. It provides complete patient information management and calendar functions, plus pre-registration, double booking, complex multi-procedure exams, black-out days and times, insurance pre-certification, document scanning, form printing, automatic faxing, email notifications and customized administrative reporting. These features plug revenue leaks and ensure efficient utilization of expensive equipment.
Through persistent sending, eRAD’s Send Servers re-transmit missing data until all data is confirmed as received. So remote sites with unstable bandwidth still get their data, keeping clinicians productive and bandwidth expenditures lower.
Pre-fetching and pre-staging
Make use of idle bandwidth while reading/reporting a study. Images can pre-fetch in the background to enable faster access. Studies can be pre-staged to workstations in advance of reading, obviating the need for greater bandwidth. When studies are pre-staged, increased study sizes can be managed with existing bandwidth. Faster reads translates into increased productivity.
The hospital is spared from an expensive and time-consuming data migration. eRAD can “talk” to legacy systems; any DICOM tag, standard or private, can be auto-routed according to user-based rules or time of day. Local caching and optimized routing means that clinicians get their data exactly when they want it, no matter where it is sourced. eRAD’s capacity is expandable; customers can add storage volumes without modifying existing volumes.
eRAD delivers the features and technology that support the goals of its customers—without forcing a wrong-size implementation. eRAD is positioned to support scalable growth.