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Tools to Aid the Radiology Workflow

Published on the March 17, 2016 DiagnosticImaging.com web site

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Radiology, historically, has been the medical specialty leading the edge of technological advancement. It abandoned a paper-based work system first. Its machines are the most advanced. And, the tests available for patient diagnosis have grown dramatically within the past 30 years.

Consequently, it’s no surprise that the industry is ahead of the curve with new tools designed to improve workflow, bolster patient care, and streamline performance. In some cases, adoption has been slow, but interest is growing, putting radiology on the fast-track, once again.

Benefits and Challenges
But, having new ways to implement diagnostic and workflow changes impacting every day practice provides benefits and offers challenges.

Overall, according to Staten Island University Hospital’s Director of Radiology Informatics David Hirschorn, MD, these tools make image capture and manipulation easier, prompting greater clinical success. Garnered data can be used to draft more accurate and actionable reports. Simultaneously, clinical reports can be standardized, meaning they are readable and functional in almost every facility.

There will be stumbling blocks, however.

To read the remainder of the article at its original location: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/practice-management/tools-aid-radiology-workflow


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