Improvements in productivity, communications and customer service all support the transition to value-based imaging.
Mount Brydges, ON Canada, November 8, 2013-A new educational white paper entitled “How to Enhance the Value of Radiology Through Good Reading Room Design and Siting” has been released by RedRick Technologies, provider of custom engineered radiologist workstations and reading room designs.
While much has been written about the impact of reading room ergonomics on radiologist health and productivity, there has been little discussion about the value-based benefits of optimizing the overall reading room environment and location.
This white paper provides guidance to radiology leaders seeking opportunitiesto enhance clinical quality and customer service through improved communications,without impacting staff productivity.
Included are insights from radiology thought leaders and researchers with first-hand experience with the concepts covered in the document.
Particularly notable is work recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that reviews the communications benefits of embedding sub specialty reading rooms in the relevant clinical area.
The urgent need for radiology to shift from volume-based to value-based imaging, is exemplified by the American College of Radiology’s new Imaging 3.0TM initiative.
The radiology reading room should be considered another tool that can be optimized to support this shift.
“Increasingly, we are asked to assist clients in their effort to optimize existing reading rooms and look beyond radiologist reading efficiency”, says Greg Patrick, President of RedRick Technologies.
“While ergonomic, well designed furniture remains the most tangible aspect of the reading room, we see increasing willingness to explore the benefits of good reading room environment design and proper siting.
This is a trend we expect to gain momentum as radiology reinserts itself into the continuum of care.”
RedRick Technologies will be at the RSNA 2013 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, ready to discuss how their design consulting services can help you achieve the benefits discussed in this white paper.
About RedRick Technologies
RedRick Technologies designs, develops, and optimizes reading room environments, and the ergonomic work spaces they synergistic-ally incorporate.
You know us best from our sturdy and carefully designed ergonomic workstations and monitor mounting solutions, however, our expertise encompasses space design, environmental control, lighting, and acoustics.
These are all factors that must work together to optimize radiology reading room design.
Over the last 12 years we have been helping our clients maximize their department’s productivity, workflow, and space utilization, and ensure reading environments support the operational goals of both Radiology and the healthcare enterprise.
We understand that radiology must deliver enhanced customer service and be more engaged in care delivery, all while keeping an eye on productivity.
This is why we developed our four-step process that ensures you maximize your department’s productivity, workflow, and space utilization, through an optimized radiology reading room design.
Let RedRick help you realize a reading room environment that supports your transition from volume-based imaging to value-based imaging.