Improving Workflows with McKesson Radiology Advanced Visualization: A 3D MR Success Story

Tiron C.M. Pechet, MD

Tiron C.M. Pechet, MD

Radiologists operate in a fast-paced work environment, juggling a combination of tasks that includes interpreting studies, and calls from referring physicians. And as imaging volume rises while reim­bursements decline, individual special­ists are under more pressure than ever.

Reading 3D MR often means that ra­diologists must exit their PACS worksta­tions and use a separate program to view the 3D images; they waste precious min­utes waiting for those programs to load or navigating menus. But when 3D functionality is integrated into a radiologists’ everyday workflow, it can expedite the care process and limit many of those interruptions.

 

Focus Ahead on Radiology Workflow: Beyond Borders, Beyond Imaging

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 conference is history, but your need for automated, intelligent workflows in the transition to value-based care is very much front and center. The right focus can help take radiology beyond its traditional borders and even beyond imaging.

By putting intelligent imaging and radiology workflow management in place, your radiologists and their colleagues in the hospital and referring community have a clear path to better outcomes. This approach gives all of a patient’s care providers access to both data and images at the right time to help make accurate decisions about diagnosis and treatment even faster than before.

 

Cardiology News: TAVR Approval Shows Promise for Cardiac Cath Labs

Cardiology Imaging Specialist Reviews ImageTAVR Approval Shows Promise for Cardiac Cath Labs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the indication for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in 2016 when it approved two TAVR devices for intermediate-risk aortic-stenosis patients.

It specifically targets patients with at least a 3% STS-predicted risk of dying within 30 days of surgery. The action followed the release, four months earlier, of intermediate-risk trial results that showed that TAVR was equal or superior to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).

 

Manage Data to Help Improve Patient Outcomes [Infographic]

One key component of enterprise imaging is making data more accessible across the health system. The massive amount of patient data health systems collect can be a powerful driver for better patient outcomes. Provided, of course, that there are systems in place to collect and intelligently display data. Regardless of where the request originates or the data is captured, the process needs to be seamless.

For our latest eBook, Beyond Imaging: Key Components for a Holistic Enterprise Imaging Strategy, we asked experts in health IT and diagnostic imaging for their thoughts on improving patient outcomes through data management. Read on for highlights from their responses, and click the icon next to each quote to share.

 

The Top 5 Posts on the Medical Imaging Blog in 2016

Top 5 Medical Imaging PostsWe created the Medical Imaging Talk Blog to participate in the most vital discussions in the health care industry. In 2016, there was a lot to talk about.

The switch to value-based care was at the top of most health providers’ minds. Imaging departments in particular saw the need to restructure their operations and reporting procedures to increase efficiency and prove value.

Enterprise imaging hit a tipping point as well, dominating the industry conversation. As health systems looked for ways to increase efficiency, improve outcomes, and lower costs, VNA and PACS solutions were hot topics.

 



css.php
css.php