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Digital Imaging 2016: Radiology Information Systems and PACS: NEWS & UPDATES

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.

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.

Speaker News and Presentations

Delivering the Paperless and Filmless Hospital

Dr Stephen Fenn Consultant Radiologist Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • the role of RIS and PACS in delivering the goal of a paperless NHS: integration with Electronic Patient Record Systems
  • supporting a 7 day health service
  • further opportunities for redesigning radiology services: including extending services to weekends and out of hours, and home reporting
  • what the future holds: new generations of PACS and imaging informatics

Dr Stephen Fenn’s Abstract:

The National PACS Program brought about great changes in how hospitals handled imaging data internally. This presentation covers the next steps towards truly paper- and filmless solutions, both within departments and at the national scale, set against a backdrop of evolving government projects and new sharing technologies.

The second part focuses on the challenges facing imaging as we approach 2020, with discussion of the potential technical solutions to the worsening manpower crisis which threatens to engulf the NHS.

Stephen  concluded that 
-Paper’s days are numbered
-RIS/PACS must become part of an integrated digital healthcare system, including the crossing of Trust boundaries
-Radiology service provision must change to meet multiple challenges
-IT remains the bedrock of any successful radiology department

Dr Stephen Fenn’s Biography:

Dr Stephen Fenn has been a Consultant Radiologist at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2010, specialising in Urological imaging and non-vascular intervention. He is a regular speaker at national IT conferences and was a contributing author on the RCR’s recent guidance document ‘Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology’. Following his clinical lead role in the recent RIS/PACS procurement, he is now the Trust’s IT Lead for Radiology. He is an active member of numerous suppliers’ User Groups, in addition to the UK Imaging Informatics Group.

New models of radiology delivery:

Improving collaboration between radiology services. Lessons from a collaborative

Dr Nick Spencer Clinical Lead Regional Imaging Collaborative Yorkshire

  • 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

 

The Collaborative mission statement for RIC-Y “Provide a proven, affordable enterprise imaging management solution for the Yorkshire and Humber region, which as a minimum replaces existing radiology PACS and which may also include RIS and/or other imaging solutions.  The solution will enable the transformation of service delivery - enhancing care and“Provide a proven, affordable enterprise imaging management solution for the Yorkshire and Humber region, which as a minimum replaces existing radiology PACS and which may also include RIS and/or other imaging solutions.  The solution will enable the transformation of service delivery - enhancing care and the patient experience.” the patient experience.”

 Looking to the future Nick said the future vision would include image and report sharing, imaging timelines, integration with EPR, other ologies archived and accessible and system rationalisation, network reporting, workload balancing across institutions, extending home reporting, on call collaboration and the possibility of patient portals. 

Nick's presentation is available here 

Future events of interest:

We are also running Digital Imaging 2016: Radiology Information Systems and PACS in London on Monday 24 April 2017 contact jayne@hc-uk.org.uk to book your place

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Friday 27 January 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Center, London

Towards the Digital Hospital
Monday 20 February 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Multi Agency Information Sharing & Information Governance Summit
Friday 24 February 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London


12 December 2016

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