AMI Increases Efficiency with Integrated RIS/PACS from Sectra
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Sectra North America Inc
2 Enterprise Dr. Suite 507
Shelton, CT, 06484
Press release date: May 26, 2011
SHELTON, Connecticut - International medical technology company, Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/medical/) (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces the completion of its RIS installation at Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) (http://www.amiradiology.com/), Silverdale, WA. Sectra RIS with embedded voice recognition and single-desktop integration to the existing Sectra PACS has enabled AMI, after only two months, to improve the scheduling process, information access, and speed report turnaround.
"Sectra RIS makes it very easy for the staff across AMI's four sites to access real-time patient, exam and report status information from one place," says Susan Perkins, operations director, Advanced Medical Imaging. "The system supports us in monitoring key activities, such as report turnaround, to make sure nothing falls through the cracks," adds Perkins.
Increased radiologist efficiency and enhanced service to referring physicians, available through online ordering and report access and enhanced reports with embedded key images and technologist notes, were the principle criteria for AMI in their evaluation process. Radiologists also benefit from single-desktop integration to their existing Sectra PACS and embedded speech recognition in the RIS.
"The scheduling tool is very robust with several features that help us increase our efficiency, such as the ability to lock out other users, and ease of scheduling linked appointments for the same patient," explains Perkins.
During the implementation process, Sectra helped AMI re-engineer its workflow in order to maximize the productivity improvements achievable with the RIS. "Sectra's project management was great, they provided guidance every step of the way, and kept everyone on task," says Perkins. "Every new system go-live has issues, but Sectra was incredibly quick to resolve these," adds Perkins.
Sectra also developed bi-directional interfaces from its RIS/PACS solutions to AMI's mammography, billing and a local hospital information system. Six years worth of RIS data was migrated to the new system as part of the project.
Advanced Medical Imaging provides "high quality medical imaging services in a positive and caring environment". We combine state-of-the-art technology with caring, well-educated physicians and staff to provide our patients with the best service available. Four locations welcome patients from Kitsap County and throughout the Olympic Peninsula. AMI prides itself in its commitment to diagnostic women's imaging and has established the Women's Diagnostic Centers at the Silverdale and South Kitsap locations. Please visit http://www.amiradiology.com to get information, meet our physicians and staff, see our state-of-the-art equipment and answer your questions.
Sectra provides web-based IT systems for radiology, mammography and orthopaedics, as well as a low-dose full-field digital mammography solution. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 55 million radiology examinations annually. Sectra's IT systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East. For more information on Sectra North America, visit www.futureproofpacs.com. Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linkoping University in Sweden. The company's business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sales in the 2009/2010 fiscal year totaled SEK 848 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information visit http://www.sectra.com
Contact: Mikael Anden, President
Sectra North America
Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 253
Source: Sectra North America Inc