The impact of Enterprise Imaging for Radiology is felt far beyond radiology. “This solution is not just about radiology productivity. Instant, seamless access to reports and images helps everyone, from the clinician to the patient. It’s key for all specialties,” insists Noel Pemberton.
Dr. Logan agrees: “Timely, accurate and easy-to-read reports are key to decision-making, while faster reports and images also improve referring physician satisfaction.” While all of the Enterprise Imaging for Radiology features and advances have had a net positive impact, the improved voice recognition has been a huge advantage for SOMC. “It allows free-speaking, with excellent accuracy, more confident reports, less editing and less chance of errors,” says Dr. Logan. SOMC provided valuable feedback on this feature, leading to the ability to edit the report during dictation and speed up the reporting process even more.
Sectional reporting also enhances the value of the reports, says Dr. Logan. “By standardizing how the information is presented, it saves time for the radiologist creating the report, while offering enough customizability to be flexible. It also saves time for the clinician or referring physician, because it is easier to find the salient points and is more predictable to read. This decreases the number of questions and the need for addenda, and increases the confidence clinicians and referring physicians have in our reports and their satisfaction with the SOMC ‘product’.”
Intuitive and user-friendly
While implementing Enterprise Imaging for Radiology requires a change in approach by the hospital and staff, Dr. Logan and Noel Pemberton are fully convinced that the new platform provides ample benefits.
Dr. Logan: “Enterprise Imaging for Radiology is a real enterprise solution. While it takes time for some people to feel completely comfortable when switching to the new approach, we find that it is instantaneously adopted by new physicians, even if they have never used IMPAX. This demonstrates the intuitiveness of the interface and the user-friendly navigation.
And outside of radiology, the users didn’t even see a change in how they have to work, only in the report structure. Enterprise Imaging for Radiology is the future of image and data management, and we are 100% behind it.”