TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RSNA's upcoming 2012 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world's premier event for medical imaging, will witness the introduction of a new software-enabled organizational innovation for diagnostic imaging: "context-aware workflow management".
In March 2012, the European Congress of Radiology recognized context-aware workflow management as an award-winning methodology for radiology quality assurance programs, and in May, it was selected for the Innovation Showcase at the e-Health 2012 conference in Vancouver, BC, as a breakthrough in shared workflow scenarios and applications.
Context-aware workflow management marks a shift in the direction of innovation for diagnostic imaging service providers – from data to workflow. This is in response to unmet process-driven organizational needs and improvement objectives. Many digital imaging organizations are under pressure to now guarantee service levels to patients, demonstrate an effective quality assurance program, create better patient-centric models of care, or address Meaningful Use requirements. Quite often, they have to do so across disparate, non-integrated PACS/RIS infrastructures.Addressing these process-related challenges is expressly what context-aware workflow management is designed to do. Notably, because its approach is vendor-neutral and functionally complementary, it leverages and extracts incremental value from existing investments in PACS/RIS infrastructures. The first context-aware workflow management software platform, Real Time Medical's DiaShare ™, will be demonstrated live at RSNA 2012. DiaShare ™ has enabled the largest teleradiology network in Canada for the past four years. "DiaShare is amazingly reliable and excellent at seamlessly integrating with any number of PACS/RIS systems, while delivering a single sign-on and easy to negotiate interface for the reporting radiologist," said radiologist Dr. John Bennett. Another DiaShare ™ customer in British Columbia, Dr. Dennis Janzen, confirmed that DiaShare ™ delivered "major gains for our group with regards to reporting efficiency, radiologist collaboration and work-sharing, timeliness of report generation, and overall business management issues." Learn more about context-aware workflow management and DiaShare ™ at Real Time Medical exhibit at RSNA 2012 (Lakeside Hall D Booth #211; November 25-29 in Chicago). You can also request an in-booth demo by visiting www.RealTimeMedical.com/rsna_2012. About DiaShare Real Time Medical's DiaShare™ is the first vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management, enterprise productivity and quality assurance software platform. It is in its fourth major release and is now being made available to diagnostic imaging organizations worldwide. About Real Time Medical Real Time Medical is a diagnostic imaging workflow innovation company. It develops vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management software solutions. These solutions organize the reporting services in complex diagnostic imaging organizations more efficiently and productively. Real Time Medical's platforms improve the quality and accuracy of service delivery to patients. Real Time Medical also operates the only nationwide, round-the-clock radiology service in Canada, using its own context-aware workflow management software solutions. For more information, visit www.realtimemedical.com. All trademarks are registered. Real Time Medical reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.