Radiology+ succeeds with individual profiling
After demonstrations from AGFA and HSS, Tom sought a consultation from Soliton IT, a UK-based RIS developer with specific skills in system integration and hospital amalgamation. The team trialled Soliton’s leading solution – Radiology+ – an intuitive and functional application specific for the management of Radiology departments, which prompted positive feedback from both users and IT administrators. Users benefited from the “process-based” software, which proved highly configurable to Tom’s and colleague’s individual profiles and interface preferences; allowing each user to adopt a preferred practice rather than a regimented and uniform one-size-fits-all approach. In addition, new features such as Patient Imaging History being available within the interface proved indispensable when quickening the reporting process – supported by the vital incorporation of a voice recognition engine with optimised sound clarity.
Uncompromised integration management
Similarly, system administrators were assured by the Windows-based configuration and the seamless compatibility with the Trust’s PACS, EPR & PAS. Technically, a key element of adopting Radiology+ was the integration to the Trust’s “requesting” system and the complete migration of previous system’s data; the Soliton integration team ensured that effective interfaces were deployed, tested in advance of launch date and data migration was mapped, imported and executed with paramount accuracy. Southend University Hospital Trust now has over 150 regular Radiology+ users including 20 reporters. The improved automation of the system and the streamlined workflow has improved the clerical process; a factor important to the Trust with advances towards sector paperless initiatives.