4 steps from Radiology to value-based care

Step 1: Request for a study

Timely imaging
– Appointment scheduling solution
– Shorten time to diagnosis & treatment
Choose imaging wisely
– Educate colleagues
– Avoid duplicate exams
– Eliminate overutilization
Order evaluation & protocol assignment
– Access patient data in EMR
– Communicate with clinician
– Change order priority if needed
– Set protocol for technologist
Connect patient
– Upload previous radiology images
– Questionnaire (pregnancy, allergies, implants,…)
– Exam preparation info
– Appointment confirmation & reminders

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Step 2: Supporting the acquisition

Quality control
– Centralized imaging admin & exam set-up
– Fine tune the procedure protocols                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Visually collaborate with technologists
– Confirm image quality, reduce retakes
Optimizing dose
– Best possible image quality at lowest dose
Positive patient experience
– Optimize worflow to minimize waiting time
Incident reporting
– Register incidents for evalautaion & improvement

Step 3: Creating a relevant report

Shape & structure to make findings accessible
– Sectional & structured reporting
Timely & correct
– productivity tools to increase turnaround time ( Standard text, macros, voice commands,…)
Clarity
– Optimize worflow to minimize waiting time
Incident reporting
– Image rich
– Measurements
Tools for interpretation
– Advanced Image management functions ( 3D tools, measurement tools, vessel fly through, lesion management, nodule segmentation,…)
Workflow to reduce potential errors
– Priority for urgent reports
– Critical findings
– Balance workflow between radiologists
– Resident and supervisor workflow
– Teleradiology
– Mobile & chat

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Step 4: Collaboration & Communication

Collaboration
– Actionable reports
– Chat with referring physician
– Critical alerts & accidental findings
– Follow-up exams
Sharing Results
– Allow referring physician and patients to easily see imaging results
Multi-disciplinary meetings
– Treatment planning & follow-up
– Presentations & snapshots
Peer & supervisory reviews
– Second opinion or consulting with radiology peer
– Resident and supervisor workflow
– Sharing teaching files
Reaching out to patients
– Include contact information
Scheduling long-term patient care
– Planning timely follow-up exams
– Sending out invitations & reminders (screening programs)

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Shorter episodes of care, lower costs, better patient outcomes: in this value-based care environment, where do radiology and the radiologist fit in?

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