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Imaging company supports RCR new standards

McKesson Imaging & Workflow Solutions : 25 July, 2016  (Company News)
McKesson is supporting the Royal College of Radiologists in the release of new radiological report communication standards
Imaging company supports RCR new standards

In May 2016, the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) published new standards for the communication of radiological reports and fail-safe mechanisms. The report replaces the previous documentation ‘Standards for the communication of critical, urgent, and unexpected significant radiological findings, Second edition’ published in December 2015.



The latest guidance states that: “…timely, effective communication of all reports with critical, urgent or significant findings remains a problem.” It goes on to report that: “…it is essential to develop fail-safe back-up mechanisms to prevent failures [in communications processes] occurring.”



As such, the document includes 10 reporting standards and outlines the responsibilities of radiologists, referring physicians, and organisations in all stages of the radiology reporting process, placing emphasis on the need for fail-safe alert systems in imaging studies.



McKesson is pleased to announce its support for the RCR guidelines through its Conserus Workflow Intelligence solution. An automated, integrated system with customisable escalation rules for critical, urgent and unexpected findings, Conserus delivers benefits across the nation of Ireland, where the National Radiology Quality Improvement programme clearly demonstrates the value of an automated and integrated quality tool for radiology reporting.



As a vendor-neutral solution, Conserus Workflow Intelligence aggregates images and other relevant patient information from disparate systems to promote efficient workflow and lower costs, while reducing the duplication and complexity introduced through regionalisation. By seamlessly engaging the whole care team, immediate benefits are achievable across the NHS at both a Trust and regional level.



“McKesson welcomes and supports the latest guidance from the Royal College of Radiologists,” comments David Howard, Conserus Solution Specialist. “The NHS’ focus on quality improvement is an essential ongoing requirement. However, in a highly pressurised environment it can be difficult for NHS staff to support quality initiatives when they typically create additional work that may not be recognised as part of an individual’s day job.



“Through appropriate alert systems, escalation management tools and wholesale interoperability, enabled by technology solutions such as Conserus, hospitals can now close the loop in essential communications for critical findings and put in place robust and dedicated quality assurance and fail-safe procedures to ensure that nothing is forgotten or missed.”


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