THE INTEGRATED KODAK SOLUTION TO RIS/PACS WORKFLOW
It is increasingly obvious, and stated frequently, that ‘the future in ...
With many major installations throughout the world, including more than 40 sites
across Scandinavia and the Nordic region,...
applications such as Microsoft Word as standard, making training and application at
all levels from consultant radiologist...
The Kodak RIS 2010 automatically provides full examination and report data back to
the HIS for billing purposes, statistic...
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Kodak RIS/PACS Workflow

  1. 1. THE INTEGRATED KODAK SOLUTION TO RIS/PACS WORKFLOW It is increasingly obvious, and stated frequently, that ‘the future in healthcare is digital’. Yet, until now, clinical IT solutions within the healthcare environment have too often been fragmented and unstable. The piecemeal introduction of individual operating systems and user interfaces from different specialist suppliers has led to expensive, fault-prone networks which have communicated inconsistently, creating more problems than solutions. Identifying and resolving an individual problem within a multi-supplier system has also proved difficult. To ensure proper clinical workflow, the increasingly complex communication processes within diagnostic imaging and other clinical departments must be progressively harmonised, with the ultimate goal being the easy availability of integrated components such as patient demographics, images and reports at individual workstations. With its long experience in medical imaging, from film-based to digital, the Health Imaging division of Kodak can now provide a single source, fully integrated range of equipment and systems for diagnostic imaging departments to enable effective RIS/PACS workflow. From HIS/RIS integration and image acquisition, diagnostic and clinical imaging and printing, to routing, pre-fetching and archiving, Kodak has a modular, integrated system which can be used in part or in full to offer a complete workflow solution. With falling costs and growing storage capacity making PACS increasingly viable, to achieve maximum productivity it is important that customers first install an effective radiology information system (RIS), When it comes to consistency between patient data, images and reports, an efficient RIS is essential to ensure the efficient operation of a PACS. Complete database synchronisation between the PACS and the governing RIS is also vital. All reports, images and other information can then be integrated into an Electronic Patient Record and archived on a single database, thus avoiding inconsistency problems. Patient information can be transferred automatically, so that the correct images always appear with other vital data and all information is accessible from one user interface, with services defined according to the local workstation.
  2. 2. With many major installations throughout the world, including more than 40 sites across Scandinavia and the Nordic region, the Kodak Digital Science Radiology Information System 2010 is a complete, modular digital information system. From patient reception to image capture, viewing and archiving, the Kodak RIS 2010 improves productivity, efficiency and information accuracy within diagnostic imaging departments and allows complete digital integration to the entire hospital environment. Interconnectivity is provided by direct DICOM interface to CR systems, diagnostic imaging modalities and optional PACS. Installation of a PACS will have a significant effect on the way radiology departments work and clinical staff must be trained to utilise the full capabilities offered by such electronic tools. Referring physicians and others served by the radiology department will also be affected. The change in workflow from a film based system to a filmless digital environment is critical, so radiology specialists will have to consider the way images flow within the department, the way the administrative staff operates and the way images and reports are distributed. The optimal solution and ultimate goal is a fully integrated workplace using a single RIS/PACS worklist to provide full RIS and PACS functionality in one application, accessible from multiple locations. A PACS linked to a hospital’s radiology information system, also enables automatic prefetching and routing of imaging studies and patient details, thus when a radiologist accesses a particular case study, for example, the electronic folder would also contain prior images, studies and reports. This capability allows radiologists access to important comparative data when making their diagnosis. Hospital communication and patient care in general improve greatly with the implementation of HIS/RIS/PACS solutions. Integrated radiology management systems with RIS and PACS offer a transparent solution and enable optimal workflow and reduced administrative activities throughout the healthcare environment. The Kodak RIS 2010 is a complete 32-bit application based on an Oracle 7 client/server system. Available on either Windows NT or Windows 95/98 platforms it offers a familiar, user friendly graphic interface and incorporates familiar
  3. 3. applications such as Microsoft Word as standard, making training and application at all levels from consultant radiologists and nurses to secretaries and administrative staff, quick and straightforward. A typical installation consists of from 10 to 1600 clients/workstations at various locations throughout the hospital. The central RIS 2010 server has gateways for DICOM, HIS and web access and peripheral servers for digital dictation, scanning and archiving. Fully Y2K compliant, the RIS 2010 normally runs on the hospital’s own network providing the link between the hospital information system (HIS) and PACS. The RIS 2010 makes patient appointment scheduling easier and more efficient, reducing waiting time. It’s also simpler to overview and find patient information in person or from electronic requests, while the system preserves the integrity of patient demographic data at all times. From entry at a reception workstation patient details are sent in real time via DICOM link to the appropriate modality worklist, eliminating potential errors caused by the need for duplication of entry. Optional modules are available for printing barcode labels for unique patient identification, and for bar code recognition when scanning analogue documents singly or in batches. At the heart of an integrated digital imaging system is the need to get the right images to the right user at the right time, thus the Kodak RIS 2010 incorporates workflow management software to facilitate and control the flow of images to individual viewing stations or dry laser printers, leading to faster diagnosis and reporting. For ease of reporting, the Kodak RIS 2010 also provides higher quality in digital dictation. An integrated digital system makes it easier to dictate diagnoses with the necessary clinical information available, then to auto-route the reports electronically to secretaries for typing. Standard reports and answers are easier to manage, leading to overall higher quality and quicker response time from the transcription facility. There is a safe digital signature facility and reports/answers can be automatically forwarded electronically to referring physicians.
  4. 4. The Kodak RIS 2010 automatically provides full examination and report data back to the HIS for billing purposes, statistical data gathering and management reporting. Combined with a flexible range of output facilities this makes it easier for hospital administrations to produce more precise statistical reports and accurate management information. Because Kodak works closely with its customers to provide solutions which fully meet their needs, the Kodak Digital Science Radiology Information System 2010 is the best in its class. State of the art technology built on a modern but familiar platform creates a flexible, user friendly system that provides the widest overall functionality, a stable and reliable interface to HIS, PACS and installed modalities, with links to web technology for external users, all with an overriding regard for quality and safety. The Kodak Digital Science Radiology Information System 2010 is a major step forward in HIS/RIS/PACS integration. Understanding the need for an integrated solution to diagnostic imaging, Kodak is using its expertise and experience in both RIS and PACS to develop a fully integrated picture archiving and radiology information system. A PACS system requires long term partnerships and long term commitments by both customer and supplier. Kodak combines long experience in providing integrated imaging and IT solutions to the healthcare environment with an on-going commitment to improving user productivity through the automation of their workflow. Choosing the right partner in RIS and PACS is vital for you and your patients. If the future in healthcare truly is digital, then the future is Kodak.

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