BALTIMORE, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RADAR Medical Systems, a division of RadNet, Inc., announced today that Casa Grande Regional Medical Center has successfully implemented RADAR for Critical Test Results Management.
Prior to deploying RADAR, which provides automated, secure delivery, receipt and confirmation of any type of healthcare communication, Casa Grande used a manual system to contact referring physicians and to track results of those communications.
Toan Bui, RIS/PACS Administrator at Casa Grande, notes that a more secure process is a strong advantage on the compliance front. "We have proof that we have contacted our referring doctors, and we can run HIPAA-compliant reports in seconds," Bui said. "Not only can we track communication activity in RADAR, as opposed to a spreadsheet, we can also measure the productivity gains we're making."
RADAR is a secure healthcare communication platform, which supports any kind of messaging, to any device (tablet, phone, laptop, desktop). Casa Grande is taking advantage of that flexibility by also using RADAR as a quality control tool. "One thing that has changed our workflow a lot is using RADAR for Emergency Department discrepancy. In the morning, the radiologists send a message back to the ED if they find a discrepancy on the plain film overreads they perform," Bui said. "It works very well for us."
Likewise, Casa Grande radiologists use the system to communicate to technologists if a re-take is necessary for a study.
Casa Grande uses RADAR in concert with eRAD PACS for closed-loop communication and RADAR can be integrated seamlessly with any HL7-compliant system.
"By automating physician communications and having a secure process in place, Casa Grande has streamlined its workflow," said Florence Present, Director of Sales for RADAR Medical Systems. "This enables them to focus on patient care, instead of losing productive hours to managing a paper trail or to repeated follow-up attempts."
About RADAR (a division of RadNet, Inc.)
RADAR is a complete healthcare communication platform, developed by a radiologist, which can be easily integrated into your existing system to achieve secure, closed-loop, automated notifications. RADAR provides streamlined delivery, receipt and confirmation of any type of healthcare communication — from patient reminders and surveys to critical test results and labwork for referring physicians. Communication is bi-directional — recipients can respond — and RADAR works on any device (tablet, phone, laptop, desktop). RADAR is a cloud-based software service, which means no client footprint, no install and no long term commitments. For more information, visit http://erad.com/solutions/radar-for-ctrm.
Florence Present | Director, Sales
About Casa Grande Regional Medical Center
Casa Grande Regional Medical Center is a 177-bed, not-for-profit community hospital providing comprehensive care to Casa Grande and the communities of western Pinal County. CGRMC also provides a full range of outpatient services, including Urgent Care coverage seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a 24-hour Emergency Department. CGRMC is a partner in healthcare, providing education and resources to the community. For more information, visit casagrandehospital.com or call 520-381-6300.
About eRAD, Inc. (a division of RadNet, Inc.)
eRAD was founded in 1999 and offers standards-based, web-centric image management solutions using leading-edge technology. eRAD PACS web-accessible archive, and workflow solutions are installed in over 260 customer sites throughout the USA. eRAD's PACS, RIS/PACS and teleradiology solutions integrate full-featured RIS/PACS and image management with workflow tools for hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and physician practices. In October of 2010, eRAD was acquired by RadNet, Inc. For more information, visit www.erad.com.
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 248 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
Source: eRAD, Inc.