Radiology digital imaging is a form of X-ray imaging. Digital X-ray replaces the use of CR plates or film with the direct digital transfer of X-ray images into the PACS. It is easy to use, affordable and scalable to meet your operations need and growth. We enhance patient care and improve your revenue and decrease costs.
By SepStream, 2020-01-14
Radiology Information System is a database system that is used in imaging departments. It is used for efficient electronic management of data. In previous times, radiology departments used a closed system where imaging orders were based on paper. The orders were received and delivered in the same manner.
With the introduction of RIS Systems, the images are available anytime and everywhere. There are many RIS software’s that are present in the market today. Let us understand this system in detail.
Components of the Radiology Information System
The basic components of RIS systems are:
Centralized RIS: It is a very fast and efficient system. The main disadvantage of this system is that it is prone to breakdown. The breakdown can stall the whole flow of the radiology department.
Decentralized system: This system is highly preferred by radiologists. All the components of the system work independently due to which there are no chances of failure.
HL7: this system allows you to send data from one system to another in a conjointly understandable format.
Importance of RIS Systems
It is going to take a decade for most of the hospitals to upgrade their infrastructure and digital transformation. On the other hand, when it comes to up-gradation in the radiology department, RIS will help in all future endeavors.
Workflow management: RIS manages workflow very easily. From patient admission to egress and to the generation of reports and examinations by the radiologist, RIS manages everything very efficiently.
Patient and Supply Tracking: With RIS systems patients can be monitored very easily. If a patient is waiting too long in the waiting area for his turn to come, RIS systems inform the doctors about the same.
Report Distribution: The main feature of the RIS System is report distribution. The findings of the radiologist can be easily distributed to all other concerned persons. This procedure can be done via post, email or fax. RIS System has records of all physicians in the central database, which makes it easy to keep a track of records.
Patient Registration and Entry: Hospital Information System generally manages these activities. Since RIS systems are much smarter, more and more hospitals are inclining towards it to manage the workflow.
Documentation: In the era of digitalization, RIS systems have reduced paper wastage. Electronic processes replace all the paper documentation process.
There is no denying to the fact that RIS Systems are the future of Radiology. It can save the lives of many patients by improving HIS systems. It also helps in optimum resource utilization. Digital imaging in radiology and RIS systems can be correctly said as two wonders in the field of Radiology.