Unlocking the Value of Smart Collaboration

2017-09-12
 

The Benefits of Clinical Collaboration

As health systems look to provide more value in patient care while controlling costs, the shift to enterprise imaging has become a top priority. Because it expands communication and collaboration across the health system, enterprise imaging can directly contribute to value-based care.

Enhanced communication tools, more collaboration, and integration of more data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) all contribute to improving patient experience and quality of care.

With radiology leading the way, health systems can move towards a more interoperable, more communicative imaging approach. For these reasons, Change Healthcare is focused on improving radiologists’ collaboration, demonstrating their value as a member of the care team.

Improving Collaboration with McKesson Radiology 12.3

With our most recent PACS release, McKesson Radiology™ 12.3, we’re helping radiologists maintain meaningful connections both inside and outside the department. McKesson Radiology Collaboration is new to this release. This embedded tool will help facilitate care cycle participation of radiologists by effectively connecting them with other healthcare practitioners.

McKesson Radiology Collaboration employs clinical and workflow tools to help manage radiologists’ interruptions, which may critically impact efficiency. The novel communication tool was built to address common issues most disruptive to the radiologist’s workflow, including the management of referring physician consultations.

McKesson Radiology Collaboration allows radiologists to control consult availability, connect quickly and easily in real-time, screen-share with members of the care team, and log collaboration session information. In doing so, this solution helps address key challenges: finding the right clinician to consult with, when it’s needed for helping to facilitate timely and accurate care.

In addition to improved collaboration, McKesson Radiology 12.3 offers further valuable benefits, including access to McKesson Radiology Analytics and the launch of an improved Enhancements Program to handle customer requests:

  • McKesson Radiology Analytics – A powerful cloud-based analytics suite that offers Radiology Directors and Imaging Administrators the ability to explore operational metrics – helping discover business improvement opportunities.
  • Improved Enhancements Program – a dedicated team is focused on delivering customer enhancements and implementing a 30-day turnaround on the disposition of all requests.

Helping You Anticipate Future Demands

When our PACS solution is in place in your healthcare facility or referring physician’s office, it can help you cost-effectively improve patient care and physician engagement by providing radiologists with better access to images, helping manage workload interruptions and improving clinical efficiency and communication.

If you’re attending the upcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago, IL, request a meeting or demo in advance and stop by our booth (#7313) again this year to see a demonstration of our solutions.

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