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Two year experience with Web connectivity to PACS at a community-based hospital
Author(s): Brian D. Wadley; Ulrike Hayward; Michael Trambert M.D.; Alberto Kywi; Steven Hartzman
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Paper Abstract

Referring physician web based access to a PACS is evaluated at a community-based hospital. Survey results show 100% perceived improvement in referring physician productivity, and 97% perceived improvement in patient care. Overall satisfaction and perception of ease of use is greater than 90%.Web connectivity to PACS is perceived by 97% to result in decreased visits and calls to the radiology department due to the availability of virtual results, with high value placed on the voice clip summary results by 94% of respondents (the voice clip is a recording made by the radiologist at the time of reading the exam, which summarizes the results of the study).The availability of exams and virtual results via web-based connectivity is perceived to result in increase referrals by 58% of respondents. Web log audit trails are analyzed to evaluate the use of the system by referring physicians. The gross number of cases retrieved over the web for a two-week period is assessed. The number of times a voice clip was played is also evaluated. The results overall show a very positive experience with web connectivity to PACS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4685, Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (16 May 2002);
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Brian D. Wadley, Cottage Hospital (United States)
Ulrike Hayward, Cottege Hospital (United States)
Michael Trambert M.D., Cottage Hospital (United States)
Alberto Kywi, Cottage Hospital (United States)
Steven Hartzman, Cottage Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4685:
Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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