Fresh start

The disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on healthcare including the well-documented backlog of diagnostic imaging referrals. Any delay in reporting can negatively impact patient experience and health outcomes*. This disruption must be overcome in order to deliver clinical excellence in this time of chaos. New methods, such as the digitisation of established processes, must be pursued in order to deliver the level of care patients expect.

Many radiology associations have pushed for the standardisation of the reporting process and report content. Nick Carter, sales director Neo Q comments: “To truly achieve this objective in a user-friendly and quick manner, radiology needs to transform reporting into the digital space to enable efficient, standardised reporting, limited anatomically focused templates, datafication of all report content, clear and concise content.”

Professor Dr Alexander Huppertz, board-certified diagnostic radiologist and RadioReport founder continues: “We must embrace further, radiographer reporting in future workforce design to create sustainable multidisciplinary reporting teams. Modern reporting tools that foster more efficient collaboration whilst increasing reporting capacity, consistency and quality need to be adopted.

“I believe software finally brings reporting up to the standard that highly accurate MRI and CT images provide today. RadioReport is the solution for radiology reporting in a modern digital world, creating new dimensions of value in the reports we create.

“For the first time, there is a real opportunity for the broader development of multidisciplinary reporting teams who can truly collaborate and contribute to improved patient outcomes via an expedient reporting process.”

As accurately highlighted by Wood (2021), radiology reporting is a team effort: “Multidisciplinary team-working, utilising the skills of all imaging team members, is essential to the success and sustainability of the imaging workforce moving forwards.”

Come and experience how RadioReport can revolutionise reporting. Neo Q will be showcasing RadioReport with MIS Healthcare at the UKIO in July: stand B49.

*Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal, RCR Oct 2020

This news story has been sponsored by the companies concerned and does not represent the views or opinions of RAD Magazine.

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