How to build an effective radiology process using a RIS

If a hospital has to function properly, all the departments in the ecosystem are required to function properly. Similarly, in a university, a restaurant, a factory, etc, all the departments function in coordination and sync to achieve a good result.

In radiology practice, A single software is not what it takes to build a good radiology system. However, a good Radiology software plays a major role in building a good radiology system. When you look for a suitable software to build your radiology practice, there are various elements that need to be kept in mind. Some of them are discussed below in this blog. 

What is a Radiology Ecosystem?

The typical journey of a patient using a radiology service is briefly described below.

The workflow of a radiologist is briefly summarized below:

Features in a RIS to build an ecosystem:

Some of the most important features that are a must-have in a RIS to build a good Radiology ecosystem are:

  • Integration to HMS:

Understanding the elaborate treatment plan for the patient is the most crucial part of any treatments plan. Integrating a RIS system to an HMS allows the radiologist to access all patient-related functions such as history, treatment plan, prescribe tests, integrated billing, etc. This allows the radiologist to have a 360-degree view of the case he/she is dealing with. 

  • Add history:

A RIS doesn’t just serve as a viewer and reporting tool but also allows users to add patient history such as medical, personal, treatment plans, etc. This allows the radiologists to go back and check for a history of illness or patterns from the past. This has a direct impact on patient care.

  • Share reports and studies:

Now, if the patient decides to consult with another doctor, the patient does not have to go through the hassle of paperwork or go through the scanning and reporting process once again. The reports or studies can be shared directly using E-mail, WhatsApp, SMS, etc. This eliminates the need for manual films or CDs and can be exchanged around the clock from anywhere. 

  • Online Collaboration:

One of the biggest drawbacks of remote reporting is the lack of collaboration. Certain cases might require expert opinions from more than one doctor. In such cases, the RIS viewer allows radiologists to present the case files in an online meeting and discuss them with other doctors from different geographical locations. Similarly, the cases can also be discussed with the patients in a different geographical locations. 

  • Research

One of the highest potentials of radiology software is to contribute to the field of radiology research over a period of time. BeWell Digital’s RIS allows doctors and physicians to tag studies such as “CT”, “USG”, etc, and use them for filtration later. These studies are stored in the cloud and can be retrieved at any point for research purposes like trend analysis, etc.

A good radiology practice needs the support of various other facilities to provide good patient care. BeWell digital’s RIS is designed keeping in mind that quality healthcare is the ultimate goal of any healthcare technology. Get in touch with us at today to avail a free trial of our Radiology software. 

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