Radiology Information System
Your RIS helps decrease operational cost, increase efficiency, and maintain a high standard of quality of care in departments serving medical imaging. Find out how your colleagues around the world utilize the patient-centric imaging workflow solution.
Case Study: Leveraging Enterprise Imaging Informatics at Bethesda Health
Learn what you need to do to boost efficiency and turnaround times.
Higher efficiency through clever tools
Through its intelligent tools and centralizing architecture, the Siemens RIS can help to decrease operational costs.
Anne Osowski, RIS Administrator, Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA, describes the benefits of auto-generated patient letters in the RIS: After dictation, the results are sent to the syngo Workflow SLR Mammography Module, where they are parsed out and stored in the appropriate mammography database fields. Then, the appropriate letter stream is applied. “Currently, our staff spends two or more hours a day generating patient letters,” says Anne Osowski. “We estimate this function will save us about an hour a day. And, those patients whose assessment is entered by the radiologist will receive their letters one day sooner than before.”
“IDOC Builder is a phenomenal tool!”, says Doug Ross, Radiology PACS Coordinator at Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA. He uses the easy tools that his RIS offers to build interactive documents and clinical alerts to speed up report generation.
He also appreciates the new guided implementation tools, stating “The feature had great links, and I liked that I could add a task.”
Less paper, more mobiles, more flexibility
Missing something? In 44% of lawsuits, physicians report that missing information is likely to adversely impact patients1. This can be due to error-prone paper workflows. Bethesda Health in Florida, USA, consequently set up a paperless workflow based on mobile devices.
“Bethesda is also committed to taking advantage of the new mobile device application. The IDOC functionality can be accessed on any tablet type device connected to the facilities wireless network. This new functionality allows the staff the freedom of filling out patient questionnaires and documents, requiring a signature, without the constrictions of fixed equipment.” Anne Osowski, Bethesda Health
The right information to the right user at the right time
Did you know? 75% of lawsuits in radiology center around a failure to diagnose or communicate2. Your RIS enables a seamless exchange of imaging information, enabling informed decisions for all involved administrators and clinicians.
“My number one goal as a radiologist is to accurately detect disease and convey [results] in a concise and accurate format so the referring physician can interpret and act accordingly. Portal Radiologist helps me do that by having all the relevant important clinical information available at my fingertips.” Ariana Alvarez, MD, Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
“Portal Administrator has vastly improved my day-to-day functionality, operations. [… ] I can be more engaged with the technologists and the radiologists while making changes in real time.” Anne Osowski, IS Administrator, Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA