Sarasota, FL, November 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Providing the missing link between PACS, RIS and HIS, peerVue (Booth #8747) debuts at RSNA 2010 a revolutionary web-based platform that transforms existing healthcare data into qualitative intelligence that delivers an unlimited range of radiology workflows - from critical results communication and emergency room discrepancy management to radiation dose tracking - while supporting continuous departmental improvements and maximizing revenue.
The first solution of its kind, the peerVue Qualitative Intelligence & Communications System (QICS) directly integrates with HIS, RIS and PACS solutions. QICS simplifies the IT environment by eliminating workarounds in existing systems and eliminates the need to purchase multiple niche solutions to address otherwise unmet functionalities beyond the scope of HIS, RIS and PACS applications.
QICS monitors all related workflow activity and collects existing clinical information to perform real-time analyses, applying customizable business rules to identify and prevent potential issues before they occur, such as scheduling new exams on patients with potentially high radiation dose history. The system also facilitates rapid resolution of discrepancies identified during peer review or between the emergency and radiology departments. QICS also closes the loop on all related communications by ensuring that critical results are communicated to and acknowledged by the correct physicians as well as alerting radiologists of billing and coding issues that would otherwise negatively impact reimbursement.
The peerVue QICS comes configured with five functionalities, including Critical Test Results Management, Emergency Department Discrepancies, Peer Review, Technologist Review and Patient Follow-up Management. Other customizable applications include Radiation Dose Tracking, Peer Consultation and Billing Discrepancy Management.
“In today’s challenging healthcare environment, radiology sites are increasingly called upon to monitor and document their quality of care, efficiency and cost containment practices,” comments Kyle Lawton, CEO of peerVue. “While beneficial to the healthcare system, this new workflow places even greater demands on already stretched radiology departments and the traditional IT solutions they depend on. At the same time, caregivers want to monitor the effectiveness of their performance and enhance patient care.”
The new peerVue platform enables users to:
- Identify potential problems before they arise. (Appropriateness of study.)
- Identify actual problems and to communicate relevant issues and necessary workflow to rapidly resolve these. (Emergency Department Discrepancies, or Peer Review Discordances.)
- Streamline communications of priority and urgent findings. (Critical Findings, Unexpected Findings, and Critical Test Results.)
- Ensure closure for all clinically significant events or workflow.
- Foster continual quality and performance improvements. (Technologist Performance Feedback, Radiologist Peer Review, Resident Proctoring.)
- Reduce risk and indemnity by documenting issues involved in potentially costly litigation.
- Increase revenue opportunities. (For example, by streamlining the identification and resolution of billing issues and prompting users to guide them to attain available bonus reimbursement opportunities.)
“QICS drives efficiency, accountability and effective patient care, without calling for added time and effort, while making the most of the resources sites already own,” comments Lawton. “It integrates broad workflow and communications functions into a single familiar interface, streamlining learning curves and adapting to a site’s changing needs.”
QICS is as necessary as HIS, RIS and PACS to ensure that a radiology department delivers the highest quality of service and remains competitive in today’s demanding healthcare environment.