Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department

Regina O. Redfern, Curtis P. Langlotz, Robert (Bob) Lowe, Steven C. Horii, Stephanie B. Abbuhl, Harold L. Kundel

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Abstract

To evaluate a conventional radiology image management system, by investigating information accuracy, and information delivery. To discuss the customization of a picture archival and communication system (PACS), integrated radiology information system (RIS) and hospital information system (HIS) to a high volume emergency department (ED). Materials and Methods: Two data collection periods were completed. After the first data collection period, a change in work rules was implemented to improve the quality of data in the image headers. Data from the RIS, the ED information system, and the HIS as well as observed time motion data were collected for patients admitted to the ED. Data accuracy, patient waiting times, and radiology exam information delivery were compared. Results: The percentage of examinations scheduled in the RIS by the technologists increased from 0% (0 of 213) during the first period to 14% (44 of 317) during the second (p less than 0.001). The percentage of images missing identification numbers decreased from 36% (98 of 272) during the first data collection period to 10% (56 of 562) during the second period (p less than 0.001). Conclusions: Radiologic services in a high-volume ED, requiring rapid service, present important challenges to a PACS system. Strategies can be implemented to improve accuracy and completeness of the data in PACS image headers in such an environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages414-420
Number of pages7
Volume3339
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 24 1998Feb 24 1998

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/24/982/24/98

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Keywords

  • Emergency department
  • Information accuracy
  • PACS
  • Work-flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Redfern, R. O., Langlotz, C. P., Lowe, R. B., Horii, S. C., Abbuhl, S. B., & Kundel, H. L. (1998). Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3339, pp. 414-420) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319795

Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department. / Redfern, Regina O.; Langlotz, Curtis P.; Lowe, Robert (Bob); Horii, Steven C.; Abbuhl, Stephanie B.; Kundel, Harold L.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3339 1998. p. 414-420.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Redfern, RO, Langlotz, CP, Lowe, RB, Horii, SC, Abbuhl, SB & Kundel, HL 1998, Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3339, pp. 414-420, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, San Diego, CA, United States, 2/24/98. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319795
Redfern RO, Langlotz CP, Lowe RB, Horii SC, Abbuhl SB, Kundel HL. Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3339. 1998. p. 414-420 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319795
Redfern, Regina O. ; Langlotz, Curtis P. ; Lowe, Robert (Bob) ; Horii, Steven C. ; Abbuhl, Stephanie B. ; Kundel, Harold L. / Assessing the impact of a radiology information management system in the emergency department. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3339 1998. pp. 414-420
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