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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.

Radiology Information System Features

RIS Software Solutions

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. One that offers an unparalleled combination of tools and features specifically designed to meet the challenges of medical imaging in today’s market.

Audits, role-based reporting, sophisticated and calculated resource allocation—these eRAD RIS features empower you to plug time and revenue leaks. With robust tools, management reports and real-time dashboards, you can track patient progress and radiologist and user productivity, including peer reviews for quality.

Centrally manage patient information, documents, procedure schedules, insurance verification, procedure authorizations and room allocations for single or multiple sites from a single, integrated application. The powerful search, patient merge and auto-populate functions allow you to avoid costly data errors. Tight integration with eRAD PACS enhances workflow beyond a traditional RIS/PACS interface, increasing efficiency and accuracy.

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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.

eRAD RIS Benefits

Our web-based infrastructure means that user profiles, which include all the tools tailored to that user’s preference, follow the RIS radiology user to any workstation.
This makes defining and modifying radiology exam schedules quick and easy.
Radiology Information System users get 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 management, form printing, automatic faxing, email notifications and customized administrative reporting.
Radiology Information System radiology users see combined and filtered views of modalities and rooms across multiple facilities, assuring optimal use of resources.
eRAD Radiology Information System software users can customize worklists to fit their environment or preferences.
Native web-based architecture makes it easy and economical for large and small practices or departments to deploy. 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.
“With eRAD RIS, I have amazing insight and control over what’s happening in our imaging centers. With its real-time reports and dashboards, I can see exactly what’s going on moment-by-moment, as well as take a look at the big picture. Armed with accurate, up-to-date information, I can confidently make decisions that I know will substantively improve our business.”
Vickie Bedel, Vice President of Operations
“With as many as 20 remote sites sending us studies on a 24/7 basis, our workflow is complex and requires a certain degree of flexibility and the need to customize based on the institution. Not only did we find this capability in eRAD, but it also offered us lots of extra features. In addition to basic remote access, we got integrated report creation, dictation, transcription, speech recognition and distribution tools—which allows us to create and distribute medical reports with embedded key images to our referring physicians and institutions online in a secure manner.”
Ray House, M.D., President
“We made the decision to go live with eRAD RIS no later than October. We had our first incentive payment in hand by April and are very pleased with the outcome, especially considering that we can now track performance across multiple sites in real time. It isn’t just about meeting the federal requirements; it’s about what this wealth of data means for our practice. We now have the ability to focus on growth, improve workflow efficiency and most importantly deliver better patient care.”
Nicole Tennant, Systems Development Manager