For decades radiologists have struggled with their workflow when using PACS to report studies. Whether it be the wrong studies showing up in their worklists or displays not showing the series in the way they prefer, radiologists have had to manually intervene to make headway against the ever-increasing number of studies being generated.
These productivity issues are exacerbated when PACS administrators are then called in to fix the issues raised, taking them away from higher-value tasks to deal with mundane tasks. These should be issues that were resolved years ago but they stem from a basic problem: a lack of data governance. Data governance is no easy task to retroactively address and is only compounded with the advent of AI algorithms making workflow even more complex.
But technology exists today to address these issues and make a radiology department more productive. Enlitic introduces Curie|ENDEX, an AI powered solution to analyze medical image data and create new standardized study and series descriptions that accurately reflect the modality, body part, plane, and other relevant factors about the study/series. This first of its kind application is proving to have a massive impact on the data and workflows of the radiologists and PACS admins.
Radiology now has a real fix to these annoying and time-consuming problems. No more band-aids from vendors or multiple mapping rules that need to be re-worked each time there is an update or become obsolete as soon as something unusual is required.
ENDEX directly impacts reporting time by reducing the amount of time spent by radiologists rearranging studies – estimates range from 22-43 seconds per study. Consistent hanging protocols speed reporting time allowing more studies to be read and reduces the time spent by PACS administrators needing to fix hanging protocols or reroute studies.
Whether it is a new study or one with historic images, you are covered. When ENDEX receives an order for a study, it will retrieve and standardize all relevant CT, MR, and XR studies including historical studies. The PACS will be able to recognize consistently and clinically relevantly named series and display them as per the appropriate hanging protocol, reducing time and frustration the radiologist would typically face when having to click and drag repetitively to rearrange the study.
ENDEX has been proven to save radiologists up to 10% of their reading time, making them more efficient. Radiologists see PACS work the way they expect it to, increasing their job satisfaction and finally realizing the return on investment the PACS vendors had promised.
Standardized data benefits your organization in many ways beyond just radiology. Quicker time to revenue through simplifying the validation of accurate billing codes, faster revenue cycle management, enriched and searchable research data and more valuable data for a data monetization strategy all benefit your organization.
ENDEX solves your radiology problems, and many problems throughout the continuum of health.
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