Flexible workflows to support ultrasound images captured at the point of care

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) takes place during patient’s treatment and is critical for the quick confirmation of the diagnosis. POCUS exams are performed and reported by the treating physician with the purpose to receive immediate insights and to promptly determine the best possible treatment for the patient. They are usually unscheduled, with no electronic order information created upfront.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound is usually deployed in fast paced areas, such as Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Unit units, Anesthesia, etc.

Enterprise Imaging Point-of-Care Ultrasound enables on-the-fly capture and reporting as well as encounter-based, multi-procedural acquisition and reading workflows.

Enterprise Imaging Point-of-Care Ultrasound

“On-the-fly” exams

POCUS exams take place at the time of treatment and are usually unscheduled. So typically, the treating clinician decides to carry out the imaging immediately, without an existing order in the system (encounter-based workflow).

For encounter-based workflows, Enterprise Imaging automatically creates the order based on the ADT or SUI data, and then reports it in the EMR or Enterprise Imaging platform.

Just like images from a normal order-based workfkow, images from the encounter-based workflow  are stored in a centralized imaging platform and linked to the patient record as part of the patient timeline, enabling the care team to easily access the images with the Universal Viewer.

Education and skill evaluation

Healthcare providers must be certified to carry out point-of-care exams, and the requirements include performing a specific number of satisfactory exams. The POCUS module offers educational quality analysis and grading, through the Business Intelligence analytics module, as well as educational report creation.

Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging Point-of-Care Ultrasound delivers:

  • Support for unscheduled exams, in a procedural or clinically indicated setting
  • Encounter-based workflow for creating and reporting POCUS exams ‘on the fly’
  • Centralized storage of all imaging data, providing easy access for the care team
  • Creation of reports for educational studies
  • Grading of reports for accreditation, residency programs and competency guidelines

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