In a radiology practice, resources are often scarce, always stretched thin, and too costly to waste. Yet valuable radiologist time is often spent simply determining which study to read next. The pressure to keep turnaround time low and RVUs high, while maintaining high quality and fulfilling non-reading tasks, is unforgiving.
The increased expectations of medical imaging organizations have inspired new software solutions that can alleviate a lot of the strain. One notable example is the advent of intelligent, automated workflow solutions that can maximize productivity, increase quality, and provide important insight into business metrics for ongoing optimization.
Intelerad’s Clario SmartWorklist™ solution delivers on all counts. It automates the process of organizing and prioritizing the radiology reading worklist across the entire organization for optimum efficiency. Clario SmartWorklist offers features that boost practice productivity as well as radiologist satisfaction, while also providing data and tools to identify issues and implement solutions, leading to increased quality.
With Clario SmartWorklist, a powerful assignment engine constantly evaluates and prioritizes cases in the queue in real time, accounting for variables such as radiologist subspecialty, credentials, workload, location and availability, while also factoring in service-level agreement (SLA) requirements and STAT escalation needs.
Cases are automatically and consistently distributed to the most appropriate subspecialist, ensuring that the right study is always read by the right person at the right time. A smart, context-aware worklist effects a more balanced workload, higher quality, reduced turnaround time and higher radiologist satisfaction.