Montage and Radimetrics partnership enhances value of dose tracking
Including dose in diagnosis-driven analytics expands potential for clinical quality improvements
PHILADELPHIA and TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Montage Healthcare Solutions, a provider of search-driven radiology business intelligence and clinical quality analytics tool, and Radimetrics, a provider of dose monitoring and management software, will demonstrate the benefits of correlating dose information with MontageTM clinical report search results, at the upcoming Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. This integrated system is a result of a previously announced technology partnership. Clinical quality improvement efforts benefit by correlating x-ray dose with the clinical findings Montage extracts from unstructured clinical report data. A radiologist using Montage to uncover clinical information that aids the diagnostic process, benefits from access to exam dose information as will a clinical quality manager looking to understand the relationship between dose, imaging protocols and clinical findings.
"Correlating dose information with clinical report findings, enhances healthcare providers' ability to manage clinical quality, by better understanding the relationship between imaging procedure, dose and outcomes," says William Boonn, MD, President of Montage Healthcare Solutions. "We want to help caregivers reduce unnecessary imaging that costs the U.S. healthcare system billions of dollars annually. Availability of the clinical information necessary to make informed decisions is the first step." Radimetrics' eXposureTM dose management tools enable imaging protocol optimization with x-ray dose as low as reasonably allowed (ALARA), while helping organizations meet requirements for reporting and tracking dose. "Integration with MontageTM reporting closes the loop on understanding the relationship between dose and clinical diagnosis," says Radimetrics president, Gregory Couch. "We believe our combined abilities creates unique value, particularly for patients with chronic disease that requires repeated imaging."
Montage and Radimetrics are collaborating with the Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory (RORL) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to understand the correlation between exam dose, imaging protocol, clinical indications and findings. Kate MacGregor, Program Manager at RORL feels, "Patient safety and imaging appropriateness are global healthcare issues that can only be understood through correlation of several clinical and operational factors. The Montage and Radimetrics combination provides access to information that significantly advances our efforts to understand these issues."
About Montage Healthcare Solutions
Montage™ is a leading software solution for healthcare data mining and performance measurement in Radiology. Montage technology enables practice leaders, clinicians, researchers, and educators to search the radiology information system (RIS) and electronic medical record (EMR) for key business and clinical data. In addition, proprietary data mining techniques allow for sophisticated and customizable marketing, quality, business, and billing/coding analytics, which can measure and enhance business performance and provide clinical decision support. For more information, visit: www.montagehealthcare.com.
Radimetrics provides radiation dose monitoring and management software to hospitals and imaging centers. Radimetrics' flagship product, eXposure™ is a single-system solution for tracking full body, organ-specific and cumulative radiation exposure across all imaging modalities. It provides crucial patient size-adjusted information to improve decision-making among ordering physicians, radiologists, clinical physicists, safety officers, radiology technologists and others in the radiology workflow, and delivers easy-to-understand patient reports. eXposure has powerful data capture and presentation capabilities to support patient safety, regulatory reporting, quality and utilization management initiatives, accreditation, and referrer and patient satisfaction. www.radimetrics.com.
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