As a healthcare IT partner, we are deeply committed to support our clients and the communities they serve, while coping with the evolving COVID-19 challenge. Over the past few weeks, together with clients all over the globe, we have been very busy supporting hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. From supporting the set-up of remote reporting capabilities to configuring special radiology worklists, dedicated to COVID-19 cases.
By sharing the customer cases we encounter and the configurations we’re setting up(*), we hope to be of help.
COVID-19 Specific Priority Work Lists in Enterprise Imaging
To help the radiology team of a Belgian University Hospital to keep track of the COVID-19 cases among other high importance cases, a dedicated COVID-19 worklist has been created.
From the Agfa HealthCare RIS, a COVID-19 indication is communicated to Enterprise Imaging, resulting in the creation of a COVID priority reading task.
To quickly configure the reading priority, without the need for additional manual intervention by users, an unused order priority was used. In the list area, a special color code is given to the COVID-19 cases to highlight the cases, so they stand out in the task list. Task assignment rules are configured if these specific cases need to be assigned to a specialized group of radiologists for reading. Escalation rules can also be employed to ensure quick response on highlighted cases.
For customers without Agfa RIS, the priorities could be setup in the Order Generation System (EMR, 3rd party RIS, ..).
To set-up COVID-19-specific work lists, please reach out to your local Agfa HealthCare contact person.
(*) Please know that depending on your region and current installation, some use cases may not be applicable to you. Please check with your local Agfa HealthCare contact person.