Healthcare is in the midst of revolutionary changes—patient engagement, cloud computing, healthcare reform, mobile technology, data sharing, government regulations, security concerns—to name but a few. As you incorporate new advances in healthcare and technology into your practice, you cannot afford to get bogged down by rigidly compartmentalized tools that cannot be leveraged or scaled forward.
Radiology Workflow Solutions
A key strategy is to team with a healthcare IT provider that can anticipate the challenges ahead and deliver solutions that will take you into the future. eRAD dynamically automates the business and clinical radiology workflow of medical imaging. Have a patient send a photo of an insurance card directly into their patient record before the appointment. Collaborate with remote colleagues via secure instant messaging. Use digital signatures to speed registration.
Very simply, you want productivity — web-based access across multiple sites with a flexible radiology workflow and fault tolerance — implemented in a way that scales with your business.
An imaging center with nine locations across a county, for example, relies on data sharing for accurate and efficient clinical findings. eRAD allows an imaging center to pull relevant priors from any system. This also saves the headache and expense of migrating data.
Data is coerced into a format that is usable (but not edited) at the source, so those priors are accurate. The study is read and reported — say, by a remote sub-specialist who serves multiple requesters but uses only one eRAD interface to access studies automatically pre-staged specifically for him or her. Critical test results can be immediately and securely emailed (with the radiology report) to the referring physician, who will e-handshake a receipt to confirm. An approved referring clinician can also access any results or radiology reports 24/7 from a secure portal.
That remote sub-specialist stays busy no matter what happens with the network. With eRAD’s cloud-based infrastructure, encrypted, compressed data is shared via persistent sending, which overcomes spotty bandwidth. Medical imaging studies are intelligently directed for maximum availability if connectivity is broken.
Radiology Workflow | Radiology Reports
Clinicians and radiology practices can also engage directly with patients. eRAD’s RADAR (for appointment reminders, instructions and more) enables two-way communication. eRAD’s secure patient portal can share results (images from the study), radiology reports and even allow a patient to schedule future medical imaging studies.
Sharing data efficiently is the key to new efficiencies in healthcare. eRAD’s easy-to-deploy, cloud-based infrastructure is the foundation of a flexible, cost-effective solution. When coupled with eRAD tools — like speech recognition and dictation integrated into both PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) and RIS (Radiology Information System) — radiologists are free to focus on patients, not technology problems.
Instead of scrambling to react to every new trend, you can position your enterprise to be ready for the changes as they come. eRAD makes it easy to deliver optimum care.