Before Enteprise Imaging, reports had to be transcribed, corrected and only then signed. Now all of these processes are done at once.
From a radiologist’s point of view, Dr. Oksman is also excited about what has been achieved with Enterprise Imaging: “The system allows us to integrate image visualization, report creation and image storage.
With the worklists we can track the patient’s procedures and submit exams to specific radiologists, for a much more efficient – yet secure and targeted – flow of reports amongst the specialists. In fact, Enterprise Imaging has completely fulfilled our expectations.”
The implementation process was also extremely successful. Using a detailed pre-implementation plan, the Agfa HealthCare team reduced the completion time from six months to only two months.
“We were able to continue our normal activities, and all of our staff’s questions about the new system were resolved during the initial training by the Agfa HealthCare staff,” says Dr. Terrível. “The technology is so intuitive,” he adds, “that newly-hired staff are being trained by their peers.”
System updates, which currently happen once every three months on average, are fast and smooth, and don’t affect everyday tasks. “Plus, they usually take place during the very early hours of the day, when any disruption would be minimal,” Dr. Oksman reports.
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