The Center for Diagnostic Imaging sees upwards of 75 patients each day in one facility. Each one of these patients has unique needs, and unique medical histories that can impact the results of an imaging scan. CDI looked for a solution to help address these needs and make each patient visit as efficient as possible.
Each day, CDI looks at their patient roster for the following day. Working a full day ahead, they use CareWeb to look up relevant patient information, like previous imaging scans, previous surgeries, medications, lab results and other information that will help them expedite the patient’s experience and speed up the results and improve communications back to their physicians.
CDI estimates that information is found on 75 – 80% of their patients each day. Prior radiology images can be used for comparisons. For elderly and cancer patients, knowledge of specific lab reports is necessary before administering certain scans. And location of aneurysm clips can be found on-the-fly, for example, if patients are unable to communicate their full medical history.
From an efficiency standpoint, each week that CareWeb is used, it eliminates hundreds of phone calls to track down medical information. Wait times for patients on the day of their scan are reduced. Reports can be finished quicker than before, with better context. All of these factors help inform the decision processes for physicians and speed up the care that patients receive.