|[April 19, 2012]
Diagnostic Imaging Services Embraces IDS's Hybrid Reporting Solutions
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Diagnostic Imaging Services of New Orleans, Louisiana (DISNOLA), a
radiology client of Integrated Document Solutions (IDS), has achieved
recognition adoption rate in one month using IDS's radiology
reporting solutions. The IDS technology has enhanced their workflow,
drastically improved turnaround time and cut operating costs.
DISNOLA implemented Voice2Dox, IDS's dictation and template-reporting
system, in their three diagnostic imaging centers. Their radiologists
had previously relied on 100% transcription to create reports. Today,
over 70% of DISNOLA's reports are created through speech recognition as
part of IDS's blended radiology
reporting solutions. The remainder is produced via transcription.
"It was their flexibility that drew us to IDS. We liked the fact that
they gave us the choice of how to create our reports - speech
recognition or transcription.It's too expensive for our radiologists to
edit all the reports," said Kathy Rabalais, DISNOLA's Director of Clinic
Services/IS. "We never expected this high of a speech recognition
adoption rate so quickly. There are times when we've hit a high of 80%.
We didn't even predict a 50% adoption rate in the first year."
"IDS hired some of our medical transcriptionists to continue working for
our doctors using the IDS AbbaDox platform," stated Rabalais. DISNOLA
also benefited from the IDS SaaS (News - Alert) model and converted a significant
capital expenditure into a low monthly operational cost, making it much
more cost effective in the short- and long-term. "They made the move an
easy one. It was a win-win situation."
DISNOLA, a Tenet HealthSystems diagnostic group, previously used a
dictation system selected by their corporate parents. However, they
eventually outgrew that system, and the one included with their RIS
wasn't robust enough to meet their needs.
"To achieve such a high adoption rate in such a short ramp-up period is
a significant accomplishment for DISNOLA," said IDS president Yaniv
Dagan. "This is a testament to our proven hybrid approach where
technology is introduced with minimal change of behavior and no loss of
productivity. By allowing the radiologists to decide how they want
reports to be created we have jointly established an environment that
encourages greater adoption of automation tools like speech recognition."
Diagnostic Imaging Services of New Orleans, LA operates three outpatient
facilities, including a Women's and Advanced Imaging Centers in New
Orleans, Louisiana, area. They offer expertise in neurological,
thoracic, interventional and musculoskeletal imaging with 10 board
certified radiologists on staff.
is a healthcare technology company providing cloud-based EHR and health
information technology tools for automating workflows, forms management,
speech recognition, mobile dictation, transcription, and referral
management. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the company's products
securely integrate with other information systems, allowing clients to
maximize existing investments and increase productivity with minimal
capital investment. For more information visit: www.idssite.com.
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