Higher accuracy and increased productivity for radiologists serving pediatric patients across Connecticut and Massachusetts, using InteleOne® to unite disparate medical information systems into a single, seamless diagnostic platform.
The largest and busiest children’s Primary Care Center between New York and Boston, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) has 2,200 employees and a medical staff of nearly 1,100 across two hospitals, five specialty care centers, and 10 practices.
Delivering premium care to little patients is the big priority at CCMC. The center’s radiology services are provided by Jefferson Radiology, the largest radiology private practice group in Connecticut. Jefferson Radiology depends on InteleOne from Intelerad Medical Systems™, a distributed, enterprise solution for streamlining medical imaging workflows.
InteleOne unifies disparate PACS, HIS and RIS, providing a single, highly productive diagnostic environment with one consolidated worklist and patient view. It offers comprehensive access to studies – including priors – regardless of location.
With InteleOne, Jefferson’s radiologists are more productive, providing interpretations with increased accuracy in less time. “InteleOne allows an improved workflow, and more importantly, it allows for greater access to relevant prior clinical information so that we can provide the best care,” says Jefferson Radiology’s Dr. William Stephen Poole, who works in pediatric imaging at CCMC.
The decision to deploy InteleOne at CCMC’s hospitals and other patient facilities was motivated by two goals. “Our primary goal was to improve patient care,” Dr. Poole says. “A secondary goal was to improve our workflow.”
Those goals have been easily achieved. “I can be sitting in Hartford, reading a study from someone in Westfield, who has a comparison study from Holyoke,” explains Dr. Poole. “In one location I am able to review all that information, instantly.” Before InteleOne, this would not have been possible.
Easy access to prior studies is a key benefit of using InteleOne. “Before InteleOne, searching for prior exams was a cumbersome and timeconsuming process,” says Dr. Poole. “Now, all of the exams associated with a patient are automatically retrieved and displayed in InteleOne.”
With effortless, comprehensive access to prior exams, radiologists can deliver a more accurate and thorough interpretation, in a more timely manner. Furthermore, unnecessary studies are eliminated, saving significant time and money.
With advanced workflow features, InteleOne makes it easy to route cases to the most qualified sub-specialist on Jefferson Radiology’s staff. Thus, studies that need sub-special interpretation are completed just as quickly as any other, thanks to InteleOne.