Imagix Radiology was founded in 2005, with a vision of purchasing local clinics who had not yet gone digital. From there, they would be integrated into a network that fully leveraged RIS and PACS technology. This would provide radiologists with a more efficient workflow and access to higher quality images, while providing patients with higher-quality care in less time.
Following years of growth, Imagix Radiology determined that their radiology systems needed to be optimized in order to support the organization’s projected growth for the coming decade. The systems needed to be efficient and facilitate the exchange of health data, both internally and externally. As such, a technological overhaul was required. Intelerad’s IntelePACS has chosen the system, to provide outstanding speed and stability for internal users. This would also enable the adoption of InteleConnect®, Intelerad’s enhanced clinical portal, which enhances communications with physicians in the region through constantly evolving technology.
The deployment of a new radiology system across Imagix Radiology’s 13 clinics was done sequentially over a five-month period. This included the installation of Intelerad’s diagnostic viewer, InteleViewer™, across all locations, as well as the migration of data to a unified archive.
Throughout the deployment process, Intelerad worked closely with Imagix Radiology to ensure data was migrated smoothly and issues that arose were resolved quickly. At the same time, radiologists were trained on the system in order to be comfortable with it before going went live.
Since going live with the new system, Imagix Radiology have seen operational gains. In addition to IntelePACS’ reliability and stability, the system’s unified archive has made it easier to manage their existing network of sites, as well as the integration of newly-acquired sites.
On the clinical side, Intelerad has also enabled a number of clinical gains for Imagix Radiology. In terms of workflow gains, the unified system enables all sites to work off a single worklist (with personalized worklists for each radiologist), which helps enable balanced workloads across sites. In addition, InteleViewer’s intuitive interface allows radiologists to read studies faster. InteleViewer also provides rapid access to full-fidelity images, regardless of network bandwidth or latency. This ensures a consistent user experience, regardless of the radiologist’s location, which ideal for Imagix Radiology radiologists who read stat cases from home.