A radiology information system works with picture archiving and communication

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A radiology information system works with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archives (VNAs) to manage stored images, track radiology imaging orders and billing information. Radiology staff use the RIS to schedule inpatient and outpatient appointments and can track a patient's entire workflow within the radiology department. The RIS interfaces with the electronic health record and images and reports can be easily added to the patient’s electronic chart by radiology providers. Radiology information systems also have the ability to track individual images and related information and can access a patient's entire radiology history from admission to discharge. The RIS also coordinates this history with past, present and future appointments. Additionally, the RIS generates statistical reports for a patient, a group of patients or for a particular procedure and processes electronic payments and automated claims for billing purposes. Patient management A RIS can track a patient's entire workflow within the radiology department;
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radiology providers can add images and reports to EHRs , where they can be retrieved and viewed by authorized radiology staff. Scheduling The RIS allows staff to make appointments for both inpatients and outpatients. Patient tracking Using a RIS system, providers can track a patient's entire radiology history from admission to discharge and coordinate the history with past, present and future appointments. Results reporting A RIS can generate statistical reports for a single patient, group of patients or particular procedures. Image tracking Traditionally, radiology providers use RIS to track individual films and their associated data . But as EHRs have become standard across the healthcare industry and digitized images and PACS have been widely adopted, radiology departments and their RIS-PACS systems have been more drawn into the clinical workflow of the entire medical enterprise. Billing RIS systems provide detailed financial record-keeping and process electronic payments and automated claims, though these functions are becoming incorporated into medical organizations' overall EHR systems.
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  • Fall '15
  • Electronic health record, Emergency Department, Radiology Information Systems, Emergency Departments, Pharmacy Information Systems

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