SickKids to implement peer-review system for radiology
June 4, 2014
TORONTO – A new kind of diagnostic imaging peer review software will be used at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Real Time Medical’s diagnostic sharing platform DiaShare Quality will be the hospital’s radiology QA solution. It will be used for the same-day review of diagnostic reports.
SickKids is one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is known for pioneering clinical advancements to improve the health of children.
“The QA peer review software will reside on the current PACS reporting workstations,” said Daniela Crivianu-Gaita (pictured), VP & CIO Information Management and Technology Portfolio, at The Hospital for Sick Children. “The software allows the flexibility for either prospective or retrospective quality assurance program. At SickKids we are currently starting with a retrospective review. There are tools within the system that allow easy auditing in case of any discrepancy.”
Real Time Medical Co-Founder and CEO, Ian Maynard, added: “We created DiaShare with both patients and physicians in mind. It’s designed to improve clinical care by addressing multiple needs in a single platform.”
The new radiology quality assurance program at SickKids is expected to be operational by this summer.
About Real Time Medical
Real Time Medical is a diagnostic imaging workflow innovation company. It develops vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management software solutions. These solutions organize the reporting services in complex diagnostic imaging organizations more efficiently and productively, while improving the timeliness, quality and accuracy of service delivery to patients. Real Time Medical has worked with over 50 hospitals and clinics across Canada, USA and Europe. Real Time Medical also operates the only nationwide, round-the-clock radiology service in Canada, using its own context-aware workflow management software: DiaShare. DiaShare has been selected as the platform of choice by some of the most prominent institutions and healthcare IT companies in the world.