Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
The latest in medical imaging software allows radiology imaging centers to automate and integrate the process of sending reports as well as receiving orders from referring physicians. RIS and PACS serve a specific purpose but have relied on the costly and complex traditional HL7 for addressing interoperability. The time for connectivity is now and DigitalOne provides a low cost as well as simplified solution.
Imaging centers and radiology groups, the clients of DigitalOne, use a combination of tools to help the referring community meet Meaningful Use requirements and the imaging centers are rewarded with operational efficiency and increased referrals.
As the DigitalOne slogan states, ‘Connectivity is opportunity.’ And that’s more than just the motto of DigitalOne, as Wilmer of Clermont Radiology explains: “We attempted to utilize an interface engine for EMR integration but DigitalOne is quicker and less costly”.
At a time when reimbursements are lower, costs are higher and the competition is greater, separating a facility from the competition is critical. Imaging centers across the country expect Radiology Information Systems (RIS) vendors to solve the challenges of connectivity with the referring community, but in reality the RIS system was not created for this purpose. Additionally, setting up RIS interfaces, as well as maintaining VPN’s and paying costly interface fees, is just not an option when less costly and more effective options are available.
DigitalOne has deep roots in radiology and has been involved in the development of healthcare software solutions since the 1990’s. DigitalOne is committed to working with imaging centers, hospitals and vendors to achieve interoperability. Currently, DigitalOne has imaging center clients across the country ranging in size from one location performing 5,000 studies up to multiple locations in multiple states performing over 650,000 studies annually.
As Steve Howard, Director of Sales and Marketing for DigitalOne, explains, “Working with our clients to develop as well as implement a strategic approach for interoperability with referring physicians has saved our clients time and money. In addition, there are big rewards for imaging centers that have a more open mind regarding technology and realize the benefits of being a Solution Provider for their clients the referring physician.”