Product News: Software
RIS Software supports Stage 1 Meaningful Use objectives.
Press Release Summary:
November 29, 2011 - Among features included to support Meaningful Use objectives for radiology providers, Sectra RIS v7.0 provides Referring Physician Portal, Patient Portal, and Lab Test Tracking Workflow. Fields and functionality are provided for capturing and reporting data, clinical quality measures, and patient list generation. Web-based, enterprise-class radiology workflow solution also provides customizable UI, scheduling wizard, technologist worklist, and mammography tracking.
Original Press Release
Sectra RIS to Support Meaningful Use Objectives
Press release date: November 17, 2011
SHELTON, Connecticut -- International medical imaging IT company, Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ] (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces the launch of Sectra RIS V 7.0, which includes several new features to support meaningful use objectives for radiology providers.
Eligible providers and hospitals can benefit from the convenience of a single RIS solution as they meet Meaningful Use objectives to receive EHR incentive program reimbursement as well as satisfy their need for improved radiology workflow and reporting features.
Key feature updates to Sectra RIS to support Stage 1 Meaningful Use objectives include the following:
- Referring Physician Portal - Offers integrated computerized physician order entry (CPOE) that utilizes the ACR Appropriateness Criteria(R) to fulfill the requirement to implement a decision support rule. It can be licensed separately and integrated to other systems. - Patient Portal - Provides e-mail notification to patients when clinical results are ready, and displays all relevant healthcare information such as demographics, insurance, reports, exam history, drug treatments, etc. It can be licensed separately and integrated to other systems. - Lab Test Tracking Workflow - Allows the ordering and tracking of exam-specific lab tests. All relevant steps and information related to the lab test appear in the appropriate user worklist throughout RIS workflow, including pop-up alerts for missing labs or abnormal results. The final results are stored in the patient record. - New fields and functionality to capture and report data, clinical quality measures and generate patient lists to comply with Meaningful Use regulations.
Sectra RIS Version 7.0 will be certified as an ambulatory and inpatient EHR Module in the first quarter of 2012 and released in the second quarter of 2012. Sectra will demonstrate the new RIS/EHR Module features at RSNA, booth #9117.
About Sectra RIS for North America
Sectra RIS is a web-based, enterprise-class, advanced radiology workflow solution with a customizable, intuitive user interface, paperless workflow, a scheduling wizard, technologist worklist, billing preparation, customizable radiology reports, mammography tracking, and proactive management reporting. Embedded speech recognition allows Sectra RIS to provide RIS or PACS-driven reporting flexibility. Sectra RIS helps radiology providers to improve workflow efficiency, staff productivity, referring physician and patient satisfaction, and increase revenue.
Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women's health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. 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 2010/2011 fiscal year totaled SEK 784 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information visit www.sectra.com.