Overview

Centricity RIS, part of the Centricity product family, is GE Healthcare's Integrated Radiology Information System.

Centricity RIS supports all key figures in your Radiology Department and optimises the entire radiology process, covering the exam request, appointments coordination, registration, exam recording, diagnosis based on images and reporting, distribution of reports, collection of accounting data and last but not least, controlling, with a wide variety of analyses for departmental data.

Centricity RIS was developed not only for radiologists working in large, complex hospital environments with multiple sites but also for small radiology departments and medical practices. Seamless integration into Hospital Information Systems (HIS) based on HL7 and IHE standards can be taken for granted, as can standalone operation in a medical practice.

A high level of configurability and modular design make Centricity RIS a made-to-measure system for your Radiology Department and thus makes it possible to "grow" step-by-step into paperless and filmless processes with reporting via digital speech processing.

Benefits

Key Features for Release 4.2i

  • Webservice GSD-HIS Integration
  • Images in report
  • Full CITRIX support
  • Treatment Management System
  • Electronic Patient Record
  • Nuclear enhancements
  • Centricity Messenger
  • Free to configure fields
  • Main modules
According to the workflow steps to be covered in the RIS when integrated to external systems (HIS, third party RIS), the following main
        modules:

  • Scheduling
  • Patient Registration Module
  • Exam Recording Module
  • Radiology Cockpit
  • Reporting Module
  • Emergency Notification Module (standard)
  • Visitation or e-Order review
  • Statistics
  • Info Cockpit

Features

Working with a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations for more than 30 years has given GE Healthcare an exceptional understanding of complex radiology workflow. This company-wide expertise is clearly reflected in Centricity RIS's innovative features:

  • Ability to allow full enterprise or limited access to information to run multiple hospitals and/or imaging center sites across your radiology enterprise.
  • Web-based architecture allows for systems to be scaled down or up to fit the evolving needs of every enterprise
  • Rules-based multi-organizational scheduling allows better utilization of resources for increased cost-efficiency
  • Centricity Precision Reporting is an embedded reporting tool that creates more accurate reports by leveraging advanced speech understanding software to record the radiologist's meaning (phraseology), not just the spoken word
  • Critical Results workflow enables automated management of critical results between the embedded reporting tool and RIS-IC during dictation, enabling critical results visibility directly in the RIS worklist
  • Dose management enables greater visibility to dose measurements per patient exam
  • Patient Self-Service module enables patients to take control of the registration process
  • Electronic forms facilitate a paperless radiology workflow
  • Task-oriented work lists allow management of radiology-related tasks
  • Integrated Mammography Administration module captures information about breast imaging exams and facilitates follow-up recommendations.
  • Image Aware RIS within a RIS/PACS solution, enables access to patient data, reports and images via a pointer within the RIS, removing the need to log into the PACS separately.
  • Modality Worklist functionality enables modalities to query RIS-IC to create a worklist avoiding patient demographic entry errors.

Customer Value

Centricity RIS-IC interfaced with PACS offers a paperless workflow to benefit both healthcare professionals and patients alike:

Offers radiologists:

  • Faster access to clinical information at the point of care for better patient outcomes
  • Improve workflow with seamless connectivity with Centricity PACS
  • Real-time to data across specialty and procedural lines
  • Connectivity with major radiology IT systems including PACS, diagnostic reporting
  • Applications, EMR and more
  • Simplified data entry, allowing more time to read exams and create reports
  • Embedded diagnostic reporting module and critical alert management help ensure more accurate record keeping
  • Pre-populated patient data models that include patient history, saving radiologists time and trouble

Helps CFOs:

  • Save time, money, and storage space by removing the need to manage paperwork
  • Convert existing paper documents into globally accessible electronic files, or limit access as needed
  • Promote smart patient matching to help ensure data integrity
  • Create rules-based, multi-organizational scheduling for efficient utilization of resources
  • Streamline radiologist and technologist workflows for increased productivity

Optimizes operations for radiology administrators by:

  • Providing real-time patient and image tracking views for greater operational efficiency
  • Improving workflow with seamless connectivity to Centricity PACS
  • Reducing lost or delayed patient charges to enhance revenue capture
  • Enabling staff to search across multiple organizations when scheduling appointments
  • Producing a wide range of reports for more effective daily operations management
  • Supporting paperless workflow to save time, money, and labor
  • Saving the time and effort of office staff with self-service features for patients
  • Automated report distribution to Referring Physicians

Enhances patient satisfaction with:

  • Patient self-service option that allows them privacy and control of their registration process
  • Reduced patient wait time
  • More clinical information automatically accessible at the point of care

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