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Patient safety, satisfaction, and the quality of care you provide are no longer merely questions of how well you complete the appropriate services. More and more, group practices and hospital departments are turning to advanced analytics tools for data to streamline their work flow and improve efficiency. The list of tools is growing, as is the number of companies providing them, but according to industry experts, there are a few advanced analytics systems that should be your technology bedrock.

It can be a challenge to implement advanced analytics effectively. The technology is changing so rapidly that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest developments, and convincing your colleagues of the tools’ benefits can be problematic. It’s important to remember that advanced analytics offer something you don’t already have – data mining and evaluation that your PACS or RIS systems simply can’t do. Here are two major areas where advanced analytics are making a difference – and a glimpse of what’s to come.

Our Analytics module can help you in following ways:

Business Analytics

Equipment utilization: Having the latest or most up-to-date MRI or CT equipment is critical for your practice. But to get the most out of the machines, you must know to what degree you’re using them. We can provide Equipment utilization data. Analytics can tell you how busy your neuroradiologists or other subspecialists are. Are they really full or do they have time in between cases?” We can help you make utilization of that time.

Clinical analytics

Peer Feedback: All practitioners, even those who have several years of experience, can benefit from hearing what their peers think about their work. Our advanced analytics tool bridges business and clinical needs, allowing radiology peers to give feedback about the quality of their colleagues’ studies, their use of radiation dose, and how well they center patients for studies.

Radiation Dose: Limiting radiation dose has been an industry-wide concern for several years, but measuring and tracking it through clinical analytics is relatively new. Our tool can detect excessive levels of radiation quickly, prompting you to make changes to your protocols.

Scheduling Patients: Multi-site practices could benefit greatly from an analytics program that tracks which sites are least utilized. Appointment schedulers can use it to direct patients to site with the shortest wait times and least utilized equipment.