Navigation Links
Radiology Consultants of Iowa Leverages MedInformatix RIS to Manage 400,000 Exams per Year With Integrated Billing
Date:11/22/2011

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiology Consultants of Iowa, the largest private radiology practice in Iowa, satisfied their need for a modern RIS to replace their legacy system by selecting the MedInformatix Inc. Radiology Information System (RIS). Radiology Consultants of Iowa began using the MedInformatix RIS solution in September, 2011 in order to integrate billing, exam tracking, and scheduling for its own RCI Imaging Center and its 14 affiliated hospitals.

The RCI Imaging Center handles more than 400,000 exams per year and features full-service imaging including mammography, plain film, MRI, bone density testing, CT, thyroid therapy, and general radiology. The center performs 24/7 image reading that is not completed by outsourcers, all images are reviewed internally by RCI Imaging Center staff.  The 14 hospitals affiliated with RCI also utilize MedInformatix for integrated billing management, which has seen a substantial improvement in remittance time.

The legacy system previously used by the RCI Imaging Center was setup in 1998, and did not have the necessary features that would allow the company to operate in the modern healthcare arena. After an 18-month discovery process, the MedInformatix single-platform RIS was selected. "We were not interested in companies that did RIS and simply acquired a billing component and tried to tie them together," noted Joe Moore, Chief Information Officer at Radiology Consultants of Iowa. "MedInformatix provided a more complete electronic record with a simpler and more intuitive interface. During our discovery, we also saw the rules changed for Meaningful Use for radiology systems. Since MedInformatix was a fully certified EHR, we had an added incentive for choosing their service."

RCI Imaging Center previously used a host-based printing system with exams where documents were printed and manually scanned into its picture archiving and communication system (PACS) in order for information to be attached to exams. After implementation with the MedInformatix RIS, the center now uses print-to-PACS, which generates a higher resolution image for the radiologist, enabling them to better interpret patient conditions and also improves staff efficiency.

RCI Imaging Center staff required several key customizations to the solution, including custom clipboards presented at the point of care. MedInformatix assisted with completing these customizations, with clipboard design based upon various roles, for example registration, modality, technologist, office worker, or billing. The company also utilizes the MedInformatix portals for patient communications and expedited physician referrals.

"Even though we have been live with the MedInformatix solution for less than two months, we already see efficiency gains," noted Mr. Moore. "For example, the integration with our PACS system removes a substantial amount of manual work. Other improvements in workflow occur at the point of care, where technologists can see a patient has checked in by seeing the color-coded work list powered by MedInformatix becomes populated."

RSNA 2011 Exhibit

MedInformatix will be demonstrating its EHR/RIS, and Practice Management products at the RSNA 2011 Annual Meeting being held November 27th through December 1st in Chicago at McCormick Place. More than 58,000 people attended the 2010 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, including 27,190 professionals from more than 100 countries. Registration for the 2011 event is currently seven percent above 2010 counts. The MedInformatix booth is located in the North Building in Hall D at Booth 8743. To find out how to qualify for Meaningful Use with MedInformatix Ambulatory RIS/EHR V7.5, visit www.MedInformatix.com, or call (310) 348-7367 to schedule a demonstration.

About MedInformatix:

MedInformatix, Inc. (www.medinformatix.com) is a leading national provider of fully integrated Electronic Health Records.  The products have been built around MedInformatix's 25 years of workflow expertise.  MedInformatix's suite of products is designed on a single database using Microsoft SQL.  Whether the client is a single physician who went live in 1994, a 13-location cardiology practice, the busiest radiology practice in Manhattan, or one of 15 other serviced specialties, MedInformatix accommodates their needs.   MedInformatix can turn the dream of a paperless, integrated practice into a reality.

MedInformatix Version 7.5 is now certified to meet 2011-2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment act (ARRA) as a Complete EHR by the Drummond Group.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

MedInformatix, October 22, 2010, Version 7.5, 1022201024238, Clinical Quality Measures: NQF0013, NQF0421, NQF0041, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0064. Additional software used: TrueCrypt v2.0, email software, spreadsheet software.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MedInformatix
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Society of Interventional Radiology Applauds Reports Uterine Fibroid Embolization Recommendations
2. Pivotal National Trial Uses Newest Interventional Radiology Treatment to Bust Blood Clots in Legs
3. AMICAS Launches Major New Version of Radiology Information System at RBMA 2009
4. Foundation Radiology Group Adds Shawn Kramer, Director of Client Services
5. Rcadia Medical Imaging Wins 2009 AuntMinnie.com Best New Radiology Vendor Award
6. Foundation Radiology Group Announces FRG Molecular Imaging Division, Led By Todd M. Blodgett, M.D.
7. Care to Care Licensed to Manage High-cost Radiology in Virginia
8. Jefferson Radiology Acquires Two Medical Imaging Center Offices
9. Central Kentucky Radiology Partners with AMICAS for Radiology Billing and RIS Solutions
10. Philips Showcases Interventional Radiology Solutions to Support Growing Need For Minimally-Invasive Procedures
11. MedQuist Features SpeechQ VTB for Radiology Solution at RSNA Convention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/14/2017)... June 14, 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical device ... intravenous (IV) therapy, is pleased to announce it was ... Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 Medical ... the medtech industry. The award was presented by Medical ... Javits Center in New York ...
(Date:6/11/2017)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... of galcanezumab, an investigational treatment for the prevention of ... key secondary endpoints for galcanezumab compared to placebo at ... EVOLVE-2 and REGAIN) will be presented today at the ... Boston . "The detailed ...
(Date:6/8/2017)...   Responding to Heath Ledger,s father,s recent ... singer Chris Cornell in May, the mental health ... free online psychiatric drug side effects search ... psychotropic drug risks. The father of the ... accidental overdose, has called for tighter rules on prescription drugs. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... is Men’s Health Month and the focus is on prostate cancer. Second only ... and the third most common cause of cancer related death today; lung cancer remains in ... diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Those at highest risk are men ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... The weather is heating up and the days ... owners should be aware that the summer months provide more than warmer temperatures that ... keys can be negatively affected from direct exposure to the sun. When it comes ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... has earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, ... in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... certified plastic surgeon practicing in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three ... Committed to offering the best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted Dr. Ben Talei’s unique approach to ... technique that he calls the AuraLyft Facelift. The AuraLyft does more than ... expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. , Dr. Talei’s unique approach stems ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):