News and updates from todays Digital Imaging 2018: Radiology Information Systems and PACS Conference
The Digital Imaging Summit will examine how to work with digital imaging, radiology information systems and PACS to deliver the national ambition of a paperless and filmless NHS, improving imaging services and timeliness.
The conference will address national developments, new models of radiology care including an update from the radiology vanguard site which emphasizes a move towards a collaborative clinical network approach, getting the most out of RIS and PACs through effective workflow and systems design, and how to integrate them with other Trust systems and Electronic Patient Records. There will be a focus on improving the clinical end user experience, interoperability standards, sharing radiology images across organisations, information governance, the role of specialty systems, and the role of information systems in moving towards a 7 day service and delivering real time bedside imaging to improve patient care.
The conference is chaired by Sean Brennan Independent Consultant in Healthcare Informatics Clinical Matrix Ltd.
The first session By Dr Stephen Fenn, Consultant Radiologist, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust entitled Delivering the Paperless and Filmless Hospital: Improving the quality of Imaging Services will cover:
- the role of RIS and PACS in delivering the goal of a paperless NHS: integrationwith Electronic Patient Record Systems
- further opportunities for redesigning radiology services: including extending services to weekends and out of hours, and home reporting
- issues around disclosure of results and timeliness of reporting
- what the future holds: new generations of PACS and imaging informatics
Nicola Kennedy Head of Radiology & Diagnostic Pathway General Manager Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will deliver a session on New Models of Radiology Care: Learning from a radiology consortium vanguard site covering:
- Improving clinical collaboration within radiology services and delivering access to patient radiology images at the point of need
- working together to deliver access to radiology images at the point of need
- developing a shared technical system to support network wide clinical care
- developing new arrangements between hospitals for sharing staff, services and resources to improve the quality of care provided to patients
- developments at the EMRAD vanguard site
Later in the day Dr Neelam Dugar Consultant Radiologist & Clinical PACS Lead Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will talk about PACS with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The future of radiologists
16 March 2018