OPTEMIS RIS

OPTEMIS RIS, the sophisticated RIS reporting module, is the technological core of the Collaborative Diagnostic Networks (CDxN) solution. However its capabilities are also highly relevant for single clinics and radiology practices.

EFFICIENCY INCREASE

EFFICIENT REPORTING PLATFORM

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List of prior exams

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Referral of selected prior exam

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Report of selected prior exam

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Referral

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Integration with Voice Recognition Software

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Comments

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Report editor

Every minute of a radiologist’s time is valuable. OPTEMIS RIS was designed from the ground-up by TMC’s in-house software development team in partnership with TMC’s leading radiologists and provides the most efficient workflows.

Dr. Carlos Schorlemmer

“The specific requirements of radiologists were considered in the development of OPTEMIS RIS. Features like marking important or urgent cases, interesting cases or the organisation of second reading facilitate the work and make it very efficient. It is just great working with it.”

Dr. Carlos SchorlemmerHead of Neuro Section, TMC

INTEGRATION

It is not obligatory to completely replace existing software. Through HL7 integration existing radiology IT systems (e.g. RIS) can be kept in place for administrative work and complemented by the very efficient reporting environment OPTEMIS RIS. This allows the radiologist to have full access to all relevant patient data while reporting in OPTEMIS RIS. The synchronisation with PACS assures that the right images are automatically opened when a case is started. Existing voice recognition software can be integrated.

STRUCTURED REPORTING

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Input of scan details and risk factors

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Input of measurements

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Automatic report generation

Structured reporting example: DEXA

OPTEMIS RIS includes many features that facilitate efficient reporting.

With Structured Reporting the radiologist can generate a report with a structured format through the use of clickable items and input fields. This helps the radiologist to create a comprehensive report and work efficiently, while orientation in the report is made easier for the referring clinician. In addition a structured pool of data for the generation of quality statistics is generated.

Report templates can be created centrally or individually and easily accessed. Macros are text items that can be dragged and dropped into the report. Jump points allow the radiologist to jump from one key position to the next in the report using voice commands.

QUALITY INCREASE

SECOND OPINION SERVICE

OPTEMIS RIS allows you to access second opinions by TMC’s sub-specialist radiologists in the areas Neuro, Body and MSK as well as super-specialist expertise for example in the area of HRCT.

Dr. Sören Gartenschläger

“As an independent radiologist in a radiology practice I am working on my own. With complex cases I can rely on second opinions of my sub-specialist colleagues at TMC. This support makes my work much easier and is very valuable to me.”

Dr. Sören Gartenschläger Consultant Radiologist, Zentrum für Bewegungsheilkunde Berlin / TMC

SECOND READING

OPTEMIS RIS includes a second reading module which allows systematic quality control. A predefined share of cases is assigned to a second radiologist before the final report is distributed (prospective peer-review). The second radiologist (second reader) corrects if necessary the report from the first read and sets the discrepancy level. The first reader is presented with the changes, highlighted in yellow, and can accept or reject the changed report.

First reader creates report
Second reader checks the report, introduces changes if necessary and sets the discrepancy level accordingly
First reader is presented with changes in intuitive comparison window

SECOND READING

OPTEMIS RIS includes a second reading module which allows systematic quality control. A predefined share of cases is assigned to a second radiologist before the final report is distributed (prospective peer-review). The second radiologist (second reader) corrects if necessary the report from the first read and sets the discrepancy level. The first reader is presented with the changes, highlighted in yellow, and can accept or reject the changed report.

First reader creates report
Second reader checks the report, introduces changes if necessary and sets the discrepancy level accordingly
First reader is presented with changes in intuitive comparison window

“The second reading environment is a real strength of OPTEMIS RIS.”

Dr Tony GoldstoneConsultant Radiologist, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK

Impact of second reading – Positive development of discrepancy rates

Second reading creates a culture of learning from each other. In this way TMC has achieved very low discrepancy rates in its reporting services: Disagreements with potential clinical relevance have been at levels below 3% since 2013.

    • Possibly clinically relevant
    • Probably clinically relevant
    • Almost certainly clinically relevant

ANALYSIS TOOLS

With OPTEMIS RIS detailed reports can be generated with statistical analysis of reporting times, reporting activity, discrepancy rates, etc.

TRAINING

SUPERVISED REPORTING

The training of registrars/trainees in radiology can be professionalised with OPTEMIS. With the integrated supervised reporting module all reports from a registrar/trainee are automatically assigned to a consultant radiologist for control. The consultant radiologist introduces the necessary changes and sets the discrepancy level. The registrar/trainee is thereafter presented with the final report in a very visual comparison view so that he can continuously learn with every report. The development of discrepancy levels is available at any time and allows the assessment of training progress.

Claudio Silvestrin

Claudio Silvestrin

Business Development Lead

csilvestrin@telemedicineclinic.com
📞 +34 93 55 00 750 (ext: 133)

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