A lot of people are talking about using analytics to make operational improvements (read as: lowering costs while improving quality of service), but this article describes some specific ways to do this within a Radiology practice.
Examples (from the article)…
- Use actual procedure data to determine the specialty needed, as well as the number of staff needed in each facility/location. It also helps determine if full-time or part-time staff are needed.
- Adapt the daily shift schedule based on hourly exam volume peaks.
The article also explains how technology is used to improve efficiency…
- Cloud based image sharing, integrated with PACS, to distribute reading of exams among distributed Radiologists.
- Shared worklist across facilities