HSL and LG form partnership to enable consistent reporting from the safety of the radiologist’s home
Many radiology departments across the UK have already discovered the benefits of teleradiology in shifting the reporting workflow away from the clinical setting and improving efficiencies in reporting, says provider of display solutions LG. “Following recent news of a £250 million investment in technology to improve diagnostics in the NHS in England, the value of home reporting as a solution to address the backlog, keep staff safe and reduce administrative load while freeing up more time for diagnostics and reporting is evident,” the company says.
A partnership between LG and Hospital Services Limited (HSL) is facilitating the commissioning of a large volume of home reporting stations for trusts and private hospitals across the UK and Ireland. It also provides ongoing calibration and QA services and offers independent assessment and maintenance of installations to ensure compliance at hospital, clinic, office or home.
HSL and LG have partnered to deliver technology into hospitals and clinics across the UK and Ireland over the past year following LG’s launch of medical displays into the local market. The partnership most recently resulted in 49 diagnostic monitors being delivered to Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to address backlogs faced in Northern Ireland. By recreating the workplace environment in the home, LG and HSL say they are enabling professionalism, accuracy and reliability for home reporting set-ups.
“Not only does home reporting offer a clear advantage for radiology departments under pressure, it can also encourage better access to specialists working in radiology teams as the patient is no longer restricted by geographical location,” said HSL commercial and finance director Graham Stewart.
“While the efficiencies and access provided by home reporting are certainly to be celebrated, it is of utmost importance that the quality of reporting and trust in diagnostics remains uncompromised,” he continued. “Healthcare providers owe it to their clinicians and patients to provide the best tools, an optimum environment and correctly calibrated displays. To fully meet updated guidelines, our team supports the regular use of calibration software complemented by on-site visits to perform QA, calibration including five-point uniformity, multi-monitor testing and visual pattern checks.”
Picture: HSL and LG have delivered technology to trusts across the UK and Ireland.
Published on page 2 of the December 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.