Remote Reporting for Imaging (TeleRadiology) - Proposal

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1. Proposed Workitem: Remote Reporting for Imaging (TeleRadiology)

Proposal Editor: Chris Lindop

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    • Domain: Radiology

2. The Problem

Cross-Enterprise Diagnostic Image Repositories are growing and have proven effective for sharing of previously acquired images and reports internationally. It is a great first step for regional sharing of priors. Cross-enterprise image sharing, beyond the initial step of sharing priors has the capability to attain efficiencies and reduce cost at a macro-scale level:

  • Improve throughput of radiology depts by allowing any radiologist in the community to read and report a study
  • Align the number of resources (staff, equipment) with the needs of the community as opposed to considering individual hospitals only
  • Facilitate assignment of studies to physicians that are best qualified to read them (e.g., a SPECT expert may be leveraged across the community)

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