OpenVista® Radiology is an integrated system that automates the entire range of diagnostic functions performed in imaging departments. These functions include registration of patients for exams, order entry of requests, an auto-refreshing exam tracking work list, report tracking and verification, and generation of management statistics and reports. The software system also includes nuclear medicine capabilities and a link with a clinical image viewer,
OpenVista Radiology is fully integrated with all related OpenVista applications.
Fig. 1. A Radiology Clinical Report can include a link to a PACS image viewer that enables the display of images from OpenVista CareVue.
OpenVista Radiology Benefits
- Increased patient safety. Reducing ordering errors, which could lead to re-takes, minimizes potential adverse events and reduces patient radiation exposure.
- Increased efficiency. OpenVista Radiology reduces time needed to verify exam orders and provides clinicians with rapid and real-time viewing of imaging results anywhere in the enterprise, increasing productivity. Automated patient registration and exam processing increases patient and clinician satisfaction.
- Reduced costs. A link to a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) image viewer supports a film-less Radiology Department, reducing operating costs. Streamlined department workflows, fewer re-takes and a reduction in potential medical errors creates additional savings.
OpenVista Radiology Features
- Allows users to register exams online, print flash cards and jacket labels automatically, and transcribe patient radiological or nuclear medicine reports
- Allows for scanned and electronically-generated files to be associated with online patient records. This feature pertains to the entire range of clinical documentation, including advanced directives, informed consents, handwritten papers, drawings, signed documents, and other medical correspondence.
- Supports the exchange of radiology and nuclear medicine results with non-OpenVista systems through HL7 interface standards
- Includes a link to a third-party PACS image viewer to view film results
- Allows radiologists to release reports online using electronic signature
- Includes automated faxing of transcribed results
- Facilitates reimbursement for radiological/nuclear medicine exams through the use of CPT codes, modifiers, and extensive procedure tables
- Includes Adverse Reaction Tracking (ART) for the addition of contrast media reactions through the Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Application
- Supports entry of multiple diagnostic codes, interpreting residents, and staff
- Sorts and displays results according to the type of image selected by hospital and imaging location
- Generates a single combined report for related procedures, enabling single report entry for all registered cases descending from a parent order
- Allows users to enter/edit specific radio-pharmaceutical data for nuclear medicine
- Allows users to select from multiple reports
- Generates valuable management reports:
- Complications and Ad Hoc Summaries
- Daily Activity Logs
- Exam Statistics