Digital Imaging 2018: Radiology Information Systems and PACS
Thursday 12 July 2018
Manchester UMIST Conference Centre, Manchester
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“Over the past three years, the RCR has repeatedly warned that imaging departments are struggling – with the UK’s radiologist workforce not growing anywhere near fast enough to cope with the ever-increasing need for scans.” Dr Nicola Strickland President The Royal College of Radiologists 2017
“So much of modern healthcare depends upon diagnostic imaging scans and interventional radiology” Prof Nicola Strickland President Royal College of Radiologists Oct 2017
“The need for scans continues to grow. In England from 2013-16 the number of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans respectively rose by more than 30% - three times more than the rate of workforce growth. Technological advances mean that these scans are more complex than ever before and take longer to interpret…Last year, only 3% of NHS imaging Departments were able to report all their patient scans within normal working hours” October 2017, Royal College of Radiologists
“PACS has settled very well; it does what it needs to do…But it could do so much more. …Trusts and other healthcare organisations should be moving towards an enterprise imaging strategy,– one that brings together all the information about a patient from every department of the enterprise (or even beyond) in one paperless record. Properly developed, PACS could do this, by “ingesting” data from other “ologies”, such as cardiology.” Dr Neelam Dugar Informatics Advisor, Royal College of Radiologists & Consultant Radiologist & Clinical PACS Lead Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Digital Health 2018,
This one day conference 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.
“Increasing demand for imaging services and a national shortage of radiologists means that trusts do not always have enough staff. This can create problems with backlogs of reports of imaging studies, creating a risk that important findings might not be recognised and acted on in a timely way. Trusts need to have systems in place to mitigate this, but the current quality of these systems is variable.” Care Quality Commission 2nd March 2017
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 day also features a pre conference supplier showcase where suppliers will be demonstrating their systems and how they can support your organization to deliver digital imaging in practice.
“A recent Royal College of Radiologists survey identified deep frustration among radiologists at the difficulties encountered when attempting to share imaging studies between local and regional hospitals” Royal College of Radiologists
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