Technology | May 24, 2011

Affordable, Turnkey RIS Offers Flexible Features

May 24, 2011 - Carestream Health is marketing a turnkey Carestream Vue RIS with features including embedded voice recognition and critical results reporting that help deliver a cost-effective and efficient workflow. This flexible RIS, which is designed to meet the changing needs of imaging centers. including meaningful use initiatives, is now available in the United States.

The Vue RIS collects and/or tracks receipt of data that helps meet the first phase of meaningful use requirements, including: structured patient demographics, vital signs, smoking status, immunization records, diseases, allergies and providing clinical decision support.

This new RIS also provides a standards-based electronic exchange of key clinical information. This makes it easier for imaging centers to receive data and to distribute imaging studies and radiology reports to referring physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

In addition to embedded voice recognition and critical results reporting, the RIS delivers centralized patient scheduling and management reports that track patient referrals by physician and modality reading by each radiologist. A native ACR peer review feature tracks reviews of an original diagnosis by a second radiologist and meets requirements set by the American College of Radiology.

The Vue RIS also has specialized auditing and tracking functions for mammography exams that enable organizations to become MQSA certified without the need for a separate MIS. RIS management tools also provide profitability rates for each modality, patient wait times and volumes by modality or location and the ability to examine imaging workflows to eliminate bottlenecks or unnecessary tasks.

At the SIIM tradeshow and conference Carestream Health launched its Vue branding, the new name for the company’s comprehensive healthcare IT platform that includes radiology, cardiology, enterprise workflow, vendor neutral archiving and cloud-based services. Vue solutions merge Carestream Health’s lineage of imaging innovation with the newest IT technology. With thousands of proven implementations worldwide, Vue platforms deliver streamlined workflow, clinical excellence and superior patient care.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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