eRAD’s 2014 EHR-certified Radiology Information System (RIS) is a comprehensive solution designed from the ground up by a team of veteran imaging center operators, radiologists, and programmers—all working together to solve real-world problems in today’s busy, multi-site imaging centers.
After evaluating Radiology Information System software offerings in 2010 for its own imaging centers, RadNet (the country’s largest owner/operator of outpatient imaging centers) started from scratch. The company teamed with experienced RIS software developers to commission a new RIS for their imaging centers.
Strong collaboration among expert imaging center administrators, operators, radiologists, and IT professionals resulted in a new and comprehensive workflow automation solution. eRAD RIS offers an unparalleled combination of tools and features specifically designed to meet the challenges of medical imaging in today’s market.
eRAD RIS makes it simple to save time, streamline billing, and achieve accurate data. Powerful tools, like barcode scanning of patient IDs and auto-populate functions, minimize costly data input errors. Innovative features—such as photo capture and transfer of an insurance card or prescription directly into the RIS— plug time and revenue leaks. Users have insight into all operations: patient information, documents, schedules, resources, insurance rules, and authorizations are centrally managed from a single, integrated application. Productivity is tracked in real-time on dashboards and through complete management reports. Tight integration with eRAD PACS enhances workflow beyond a traditional RIS/PACS interface, for a powerful impact on productivity.
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Under the Hood
Commercially released in 2012, eRAD RIS was built from the ground up using the latest software architecture (Microsoft.NET Web-services and SQL Server database). The security layer is integrated into the rich client, enabling secure access via an internet connection. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) is intuitive and employs many of the commonly-used navigation metaphors found in most popular internet sites today.
The RIS software system employs a powerful search infrastructure, making access to data intuitive. There is an integrated document management and distribution capability which allows acquiring, storing, managing and distributing information a snap. A powerful reporting engine based on MS SQL Report Writer is integrated for creating ad-hoc management, statistical reporting and real-time dashboards.
The reporting power in eRAD RIS is driven by these technologies:
- Web-enabled multi-tier architecture supported by MS Web services.
- MS SQL Server relational database.
- Robust management reporting via Microsoft Report Server.
- Support for both RIS and network-based user authentication.
- Full support of DICOM modality worklist integration with facility scanners.
- Full support of HL7/XML integration with third-party systems.
- Scalable to practices and departments of all sizes.
Native web-based architecture makes it easy and economical for practices of various shapes and sizes to deploy eRAD RIS. Whether running on eRAD’s cloud infrastructure, Amazon Cloud or your own dedicated hardware or virtualized environment, deployment is scalable without sacrificing speed or performance.