GE Healthcare Launches Workload Management Platform at SIIM Conference

The new workload management system reportedly emphasizes predictive analytics to facilitate efficient workload distribution and increase reading capacity for radiologists.

Recognizing the challenging burden of escalating worklist volume for radiologists, GE Healthcare launched a new workload management system at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference.

The company said the workload management software, which can be utilized with its PACS products, employs predictive analytics to optimize workflow and productivity among radiologists while ensuring peak reading efficiency. The workload management system is reportedly integrated with Helix Radiology Performance Suite, a combination of products and services that enhance imaging workflow, developed by Q-IT, a subsidiary of Quantum Imaging and Therapeutic Associates.

Elizabeth Bergey, M.D., the president and CEO of Quantum Imaging and Therapeutic Associates, said the new workload management system can reduce STAT turnaround times and slash the percentage of exceptions with contractual service level agreements (SLAs). Dr. Bergey emphasized that the new platform from GE Healthcare takes the guesswork out of worklist case selection.

“With this intelligent workload management solution, enterprise equilibrium is achieved by intelligently prioritizing and dynamic exam assignment based on the real-time assessment of the active radiologist workforce, their skill sets and using novel exam complexity modifiers to help enable the right radiologist is reading the right exam at the right time,” explained Dr. Bergey.