Radiologists can benefit from advanced analytics and business intelligence applications, says Paul Nagy, a researcher at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine.
Speaking at RSNA 2010 this week in Chicago, Nagy described a dashboard in use at the academic medical center. It captures a variety of business and clinical metrics applicable to the radiology department. These include patient waiting times, retake rates for various modalities, and reporting timelines for physicians reading studies. Nagy cautioned against using analytics that are too narrowly focused, such as radiologist productivity alone. The quality of images and reports are equally important, he said, as is the turnaround time to referring physicians who ordered the tests in the first place.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access