Greenville, S.C., December 7th, 2016 – eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Union Health Service is implementing eRAD RIS, Speech Recognition and Mammography Tracking to achieve greater clinical and business productivity.
Union Health Service (UHS) has a distinct mission—providing healthcare to thousands of Chicago-area union members and their families. With a busy medical imaging department that handles more than 30,000 procedures annually, UHS recognized an opportunity to streamline its workflow so as to better serve a growing patient base.
“Take only one example—mammography tracking and reporting,” said Ramesh Joshi, Director of Operations for UHS. “We can now stipulate our own reminder intervals and automatically generate letters that correspond with BI-RADS coding and tissue density. That alone saves us hundreds of hours of follow-up work—not to mention the heightened care and attention it gives our patients. If a mammography reminder is ignored, we’ll know it and can do something more to help.”
eRAD Speech Recognition enables UHS radiologists to achieve faster throughput. “With a speech recognition platform that’s native to our system, we don’t have to deal with extra licensing or integration issues,” said Joshi. “We can dictate directly into the RIS and can use pre-formatted templates and macros that fit our environment, which make reads that much faster. This is a significant boost for us, our referring physicians and of course our patients.”
eRAD RIS gives UHS visibility into every aspect of its practice—from report turnaround times to equipment utilization rates. Comprehensive reports and a real-time dashboard present a clear, true picture of the practice. From a single application, UHS can manage patient information, documents, procedure schedules and authorizations, room allocations and more for multiple sites.
“Union Health has been a valued eRAD PACS customer for many years,” said Seth Koeppel, Vice President of Sales for eRAD. “Given our close ties, we know firsthand the workflow efficiencies and cost savings that they’ll achieve by adding eRAD RIS. As healthcare costs increase, it’s rewarding to us to provide significant savings to a facility dedicated to the laborers of the great city of Chicago.”