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MedInformatix Featuring RIS Technology at RSNA.

RSNA-2010-Radiological socitey of North America annual meeting will be demonstrating its EHR and Practice Management products at the Annual Meeting this November 28th–December 3rd in Chicago at McCormick Place. The company’s exhibit booth, 1605, is located in the Lakeside Center in Hall D.

The firm recently announced that its MedInformatix has been selected by Advanced Medical Imaging as the primary information system driving each of the practice’s IT functions.

A collaborative partnership between Unity Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Regional Health, InnerVision is an independent outpatient-imaging center that provides MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, bone densitometry (DEXA), X-ray, nuclear medicine and PET services to patients and physicians of Indiana’s Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas.

InnerVision and MedInformatix, more cooperation.

InnerVision’s strategic use of MedInformatix RIS and companion technology solutions prompted the American College of Radiology (ACR)’s recent awarding of a three-year term of accreditation in 3-Tesla MRI to the practice. ACR bestows accreditation following thorough board-certified physician and medical physicist peer reviews that assess the qualifications of medical personnel and adequacy of facility equipment. InnerVision’s PET, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scans are also ACR accredited.

InnerVision’s accreditation is partially the result of the emphasis that the practice places on MedInformatix RIS and other technology as key components of its overall operating equation.

“Among other functions, our use of MedInformatix RIS encompasses EMR, scheduling, billing, PACS (picture archiving and communication system), voice recognition and peerVue, a system [from Sarasota, Fla., vendor peerVue Inc.], which our three physicians leverage to share relevant and timely radiological data to referring physicians,” said Lance Madsen, InnerVision’s IT director. Additionally, InnerVision leverages UltraRAD Corp’s UltraPrefetch software with MedInformatix RIS, enabling radiologists to retrieve exams performed earlier at other facilities for comparison with current exams.

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MedInformatix RIS optimizes the cost-effective use of each of these technologies, which together provide physicians with imaging data that supports clinical decision making, he said.

The practice is committed to providing the highest quality images that provide physicians and patients with maximum diagnostic information. MedInformatix’ RIS serves as the technological hub, or engine of the practice’s full complement of imaging and back-office systems. Among other uses, MedInformatix’ EMR makes RIS a depository for InnerVision’s patient medical charts, and supporting images including scripts, drivers licenses and insurance cards. The module also houses co-pay, scheduling information and radiology reports.

“MedInformatix RIS also controls [Nuance Healthcare’s] PowerScribe, our web-based voice recognition reporting system, which provides ready access to RIS, PACS and reports without a transcriptionist,” Madsen said. Compatibility among the systems allows InnerVision to serve more patients faster than otherwise possible, he said.

InnerVision has utilized MedInformatix RIS since its inception in 2000, implementing each enhancement and upgrade throughout its history. The vendor’s installation and support team will visit InnerVision’s Lafayette, Ind., headquarters early next month to install the software’s latest version. Among other new features, it will automatically populate PDF document fields, further speeding and simplifying charting and report generation for practice physicians, Madsen said.

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