Good Ergonomics Should be Applied Throughout the Radiology Reading Room

Ergonomic radiology furniture is but one aspect of a well-designed radiology reading environment.

05 Feb, 2015, 16:30 ET from RedRick Technologies

MOUNT BRYDGES, Ontario, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic radiology furniture, monitor mounting solutions and reading room environment guidance, continues their effort to educate radiology and healthcare design leaders about the benefits of applying ergonomic practices to all aspects of reading room design and development.

Understanding the many ergonomic, environmental aspects of good reading room design, beyond the PACS workstation, can help radiology reinsert itself into the clinical care continuum by facilitating efficient referring physician communications. This is but one challenge included in the Imaging 3.0™ paradigm being advocated by the American College of Radiology.

"There is a significant and increasing body of evidence underscoring how the benefits of well designed radiology PACS furniture are enhanced when ergonomic design principles are applied to the entire reading room," says Greg Patrick, president of RedRick Technologies. "Our goal is to further information sharing to the benefit of imaging providers everywhere. We hope a recent article in Diagnostic Imaging helps in this regard."

In many cases education about the proper use of existing equipment, and the impact of simple changes, can go a long way towards achieving value-based imaging goals. Greg notes, "We have found education to be significantly lacking in many cases. Whether trying to extend the life of existing furniture or considering the purchase of new, proper adjustment and use are necessary to ensure the benefits it affords are realized."  A recently compiled list of Ten Easily Implemented Reading Room Improvements is intended to help realize these goals.

Links to additional online resources can be found at the bottom of this page.

About RedRick Technologies

RedRick Technologies designs, develops, and optimizes reading room environments, and the ergonomic workspaces they synergistically incorporate. You know us best from our sturdy and carefully designed ergonomic workstations and monitor mounting solutions, however, our expertise encompasses space design, environmental control, lighting, and acoustics; all factors that must work together to optimize radiology reading room design. Over the last 12 years we have been helping our clients maximize department productivity, workflow, and space utilization, and ensure reading environments support the operational goals of both Radiology and the healthcare enterprise. Our four-step process ensures you maximize your department's productivity, workflow, and space utilization, through an optimized radiology reading room design. Let RedRick help you realize a reading environment that facilitates your transition from volume-based to value-based imaging. Learn more by contacting us at 1-800-340-9511 and at www.redricktechnologies.com.

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