Going Digital: One Year Later A Success Story at Radiology Associates of Richmond, Inc.

(Toronto, Ontario – March 26, 2010) One year ago, Radiology Associates of Richmond, Inc. in Richmond, VA, was struggling with the decentralization of their patient data. Their current system did not effectively transmit current and prior studies to the reading physician’s workstation making it impossible for the studies to get to the right location. There was no central location for reports or studies and the variances in the way different family practice technicians entered their patient data made record keeping difficult. They also needed to use DICOM information in order creation but their current workstations could not meet that requirement. That was when they Radiology Associated of Richmond reached out to RamSoft for a solution. They selected a RamSoft PowerServer PACS with a Gateway Router to resolve their decentralization issues and one year later, their process is still 100% digital.

The flexibility of PowerServer PACS meant Radiology Associates of Richmond was able to tailor their system to the needs of their workflow. They are now able to establish a set of routing rules to effortlessly route studies and priors to the reading physician. Patient data entered once meant improved efficiency of the family practice technicians and improved record keeping. Additionally, the DICOM header information used to create the order is passed to PowerScribe for voice recognition.

“In looking for a cost effective quality product that would solve our PACS challenges,” says Joseph K. Wyatt, IT&S Director of Radiology Associates of Richmond, “we looked at many vendors and products but RamSoft was the only one which solved all of our issues with a first rate product and excellent support along with the willingness to facilitate changes to make the workflow work for us.”

PowerServer PACS is a complete and customizable web-based image management solution designed for ambulatory and acute care facilities. It supports all modalities and provides the stability, performance, and security imaging facilities require. It comes standard with a volume-based license which allows for unlimited users and unlimited workstations. Images can be stored on a single database and its progressive study loading allows you to display images as they arrive so you don’t have to download the entire study in order to view the images. The affordable annual study volume license of PowerServer PACS yields a satisfying return on investment with minimal upfront cost.

About RamSoft: RamSoft, Inc., a Canada-based IT software and services company with over 16 years experience, is dedicated to developing and delivering cost effective and award winning PACS/RIS and Teleradiology solutions for its clients around the world. The company’s goal is to enable imaging facilities, radiology centers, and ambulatory and acute-care practices to continue offering superior patient care while improving workflow efficiencies. RamSoft, Inc. offers a wide range of affordable and feature-rich solutions such as the PowerServer™ Series of PACS, RIS/PACS, teleradiology, and patient information management systems.

About Radiology Associates of Richmond, Inc.: With over 100 years of service, Radiology Associates of Richmond staffs over seven major hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Utilizing state of the art modalities, our physicians provide service across the full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional radiology. The group is committed to building on the traditions of service and technological innovation established by its founding pioneers. rarichmond.com

Amber Casarez
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