New Orchestrator Boosts Quality and Speed of Radiology Reading Workflows; Adds Chat Modules, Alerts and Screen Sharing
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 2 — Carestream Health will demonstrate its new zero footprint Workflow Orchestrator that can enable greater productivity, quality and collaboration for radiology reading workflows at the Radiological Society of North America tradeshow (Booth #6713). These modules are currently available for order and are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2018.
The Workflow Orchestrator is native to Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform (video). The Orchestrator’s productivity module directs imaging exams first to appropriate clinical subspecialists, and then to all available radiologists as needed to satisfy desired turnaround times. Exams also can be assigned to specific radiologists according to a referring physician’s preference and existing affiliations with hospitals or healthcare facilities. The platform’s workload balancing functionality can optimize reporting times.
“We are helping to change and improve the way radiology exams are read by managing workflows according to the desires of each healthcare provider,” said Ludovic D’Aprea, Carestream’s General Manager for Healthcare Information Solutions.
“Instead of radiologists looking for an exam to read, images are now addressed to the most appropriate radiologist as dictated by their qualifications and the preferences of each healthcare provider,” he explains. “Our goal is to simplify the reading process while simultaneously optimizing the quality of radiology reporting.”
Subspecialty reading is designed to deliver a higher level of quality and accuracy to help enhance patient care. “These enhancements to the Clinical Collaboration Platform can help radiology groups develop stronger relationships with healthcare providers by delivering a higher level of service,” said Mr. D’Aprea.
The quality module offers comprehensive management reports for peer review, while the communication module enhances collaboration through use of chat capabilities, alerts and screen sharing for radiologists, technologists and onsite physicians. Worklists can be categorized by type and user profiles contain subspecialty, main location and credentials.
Administrative features allow corrections to exam data and the ability to add specialties for radiologists and manage worklists for specialty reading. Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise viewer allows referring physicians to securely view a patient’s imaging exam on mobile devices and discuss a patient’s condition with radiologists if needed.
“The new Workflow Orchestrator’s imaging analytics, together with Carestream’s native multimedia reporting capabilities and advanced machine learning algorithms integrated from a third party, will equip radiologists with reading tools that can help prioritize exam reading and enhance the quality of care,” said Mr. D’Aprea.