News | February 06, 2012

Adirondack Radiology Utilizes the MedInformatix RIS to Route More Than 70,000 Images a Year

February 6, 2012 — Adirondack Radiology Associates will use the MedInformatix radiology information system (RIS) to effectively manage imaging for its four freestanding diagnostic centers — North Country Imaging Center, Saratoga Imaging Center, Advanced Imaging at Baybrook and MRI at the Pruyn Pavilion. The group also recently switched its billing operations to the MedInformatix solution. The RIS handles images for a variety of tests performed and reviewed by the twelve staff radiologists with the group, including ultrasound, X-ray, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), vein scans and positron emission tomography (PET).

The prior RIS system in use at Adirondack Radiology Associates was not HIPAA compliant, so the company was prompted to look for a better solution. Another challenge was that they operated two separate databases of patients and needed the new RIS to efficiently integrate the two data sets into a unified system. The radiology group initially selected a RIS available from their previous billing provider, but after two weeks of operation, saw that the system was unable to meet their needs. MedInformatix's RIS was chosen among several other competitors for its user friendliness, easy customizations and HIPAA compliance.

Adirondack Radiology Associates handles more than 70,000 annual imaging cases, with approximately 40,000 from their two own facilities and 30,000 from outside locations. Information coming from the group's PACS system is seamlessly linked to MedInformatix's RIS, providing the group with a truly integrated imaging and patient management system.

"What has impressed us the most with MedInformatix is their eagerness to adjust the RIS to our needs, instead of expecting us to bend workflow practices to fit their system," said Ellen Barrass, administrative assistant at Adirondack Radiology Associates. "They suggested some very efficient workflow adjustments, which allowed us to better serve the needs of both the physicians and patients. The integration achieved with MedInformatix decreases our mailing costs dramatically and allows us to simply absorb additional imaging and patient data volume without the need to hire more staff."

A user-friendly interface allows the Adirondack Radiology Associates staff to make back-end customizations themselves, enabling the freedom to tailor the RIS to their particular needs.

For more information: www.adirondackradiology.com

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