IT smoothes radiology's rough edges

January 17, 2006

Many institutions are developing their own software or modifying commercial products to improve workflow efficiency.

Many institutions are developing their own software or modifying commercial products to improve workflow efficiency.

- Information technology use continues to become more pervasive.

- Radiology departments are using IT solutions to enhance communication of urgent findings with referring physicians.

- Faster report turnaround is the mantra for radiology departments. Whether it's through speech recognition or other devices, departments are implementing electronic solutions to enhance reporting.

- Workflow data analysis identifies laggard radiologists.

- Digital dashboards give radiology administrators a graphical method for quickly viewing incoming data.