MedInformatix RIS Drives Highly Accredited Radiology Practice's Billing, Scheduling, PACS and VR Functions, Enhancing Operational Efficiencies and Communication Among Physicians Indiana-Based InnerVision Advanced Medical Imaging Leverages Cutting-Edge RIS as Technology Focal Point for Clinical Decision Making
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout its 10-year history, InnerVision Advanced Medical Imaging has prided itself as the area's preeminent provider of a full complement of caring patient services supported by state-of-the-art technology. This philosophy highly influenced its choice of MedInformatix' Radiology Information System (RIS) as the primary information system driving each of the practice's IT functions supporting an extensive palette of imaging services.
A collaborative partnership between Unity Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Regional Health, InnerVision is an independent outpatient-imaging center that provides magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound, bone densitometry (DEXA), X-ray, nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) services to patients and physicians of Indiana's Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas.
InnerVision's strategic use of MedInformatix RIS and companion technology solutions prompted the American College of Radiology (ACR)'s recent awarding of a three-year term of accreditation in 3 Tesla MRI to the practice. ACR bestows accreditation following thorough board-certified physician and medical physicist peer reviews that assess the qualifications of medical personnel and adequacy of facility equipment. InnerVision's PET, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scans are also ACR accredited.
InnerVision's accreditation is partially the result of the emphasis that the practice places on MedInformatix RIS and other technology as key components of its overall operating equation.
"Among other functions, our use of MedInformatix RIS encompasses Electronic Medical Records (EMR), scheduling, billing, PACS (picture archiving and communication system), voice recognition and peerVue, a system [from Sarasota, Fla., vendor peerVue Inc.], which our three physicians leverage to share relevant and timely radiological data to referring physicians," said Lance Madsen, InnerVision's IT director. Additionally, InnerVision leverages UltraRAD Corp's UltraPrefetch software with MedInformatix RIS, enabling radiologists to retrieve exams performed earlier at other facilities for comparison with current exams.
MedInformatix RIS optimizes the cost-effective use of each of these technologies, which together provide physicians with imaging data that supports clinical decision making, he said.
The practice is committed to providing the highest quality images that provide physicians and patients with maximum diagnostic information. MedInformatix' RIS serves as the technological hub, or engine of the practice's full complement of imaging and back-office systems. Among other uses, MedInformatix' EMR makes RIS a depository for InnerVision's patient medical charts, and supporting images including scripts, drivers licenses and insurance cards. The module also houses co-pay, scheduling information and radiology reports.
"MedInformatix RIS also controls [Nuance Healthcare's] PowerScribe, our web-based voice recognition reporting system, which provides ready access to RIS, PACS and reports without a transcriptionist," Madsen said. Compatibility among the systems allows InnerVision to serve more patients faster than otherwise possible, he said.
InnerVision has utilized MedInformatix RIS since its inception in 2000, implementing each enhancement and upgrade throughout its history. The vendor's installation and support team will visit InnerVision's Lafayette, Ind., headquarters early next month to install the software's latest version. Among other new features, it will automatically populate PDF document fields, further speeding and simplifying charting and report generation for practice physicians, Madsen said.
"We fully expect the transition and two- to three-day training process to go as smoothly as always," he said.
RSNA 2010 Exhibit
MedInformatix will be demonstrating its EHR and Practice Management products at the RSNA 2010 Annual Meeting this November 28th – December 3rd in Chicago at McCormick Place. The company's exhibit booth is located in the Lakeside Center in Hall D at booth 1605. Find out how to qualify for Meaningful Use with MedInformatix Ambulatory EHR. To schedule a demonstration, please call (310) 348-7367.
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