Radiologic technologists are tasked with conducting radiologic imaging, evaluating the images, and assessing the results as they relate to the health and future treatment of the patient.
While radiographers often have different roles within their hospitals or other healthcare organizations, one thing remains: hospital providers need the technological functionality and tools required to produce and organize diagnostic imaging results and integrate the findings with other organizational systems.
Cue Epic Radiant.
Read on to learn more about how Epic Radiant can transform your radiology department, improve X-ray and diagnostic imaging management functions, and where our expert Epic consultant team can help optimize your radiology workflows.
What is Epic Radiant?
Epic Radiant is Epic’s Radiology Information System (RIS) that supports radiologists in producing comprehensive diagnostic imaging services for physicians and patients. Used primarily in hospital radiology departments, the Epic Radiant module provides the tools to identify essential radiology results, track recommendations from physicians and radiologists, access information about upcoming appointments, and quickly transfer data to and from the patient record.
Epic Radiant also has pre-built integration capabilities that allow radiologists to easily communicate with physicians from within the Epic system and automatically connect with Epic’s electronic health record (EHR). With this connection to the Epic EHR, radiologists and physicians can access the complete patient record, including the patient’s results, medical history, scheduled appointments, medications, and more.
In addition to more comprehensive views of the full patient record, Epic Radiant’s seamless integration with the rest of the Epic landscape helps keep patient information and results in one place, making for a more unified radiology application.
Key Epic Radiant Features
Epic Radiant offers access to integration tools, improved support for comprehensive imaging services, and more robust connections with internal information technology (IT) teams.
Here are a few more key features of the solution:
- Improved communication between clinical physicians, radiologists, and pharmacists
- Increased visibility into patient insights and test results (and thus, improved ability to track discrepancies within the system)
- Rule-based scheduling engine with built-in flexibility
- Internal support for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard protocol
- Optional integration for a digital breast imaging module
Epic PACS Integration
One of the most important features of Epic Radiant is its ability to integrate with other modules and applications of Epic software. And, notably, its integration with Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
Integrating your RIS and PACS Systems
PACS technology helps break down barriers between systems, making the retrieval and distribution of medical images more effective and increasing the security of such images and other relevant reports. And, while PACS systems focus mainly on maintaining a high level of image visualization, Epic Radiant is centered around maximizing EMR functionality and improving the radiology workflow.
How Can This Help Your Organization?
Epic Radiant allows for greater communication between the native Epic system, external PACS systems, and other radiology transcription systems. With the integration of these systems, orders or results can be transported more freely between Epic Radiant and other external systems.
Epic’s RIS software triggers new order requests, automatically updates the order status when the request is filled, and transports the results from Radiant to other systems within Epic, such as an Epic PACS system.
An optimized EMR can provide better data and insights about test results and patient history. Still, with the integration of your RIS workflow and your imaging systems, you can improve the organization and optimization of both your RIS and PACS systems.
Partnering with the Best
Here at Surety Systems, we understand that trying to wrap your head around implementing or integrating a system like Epic Radiant can be tricky without the right resources or personnel for the job.
But, with the help of our senior-level Epic consultants, your team will be reaping the benefits of Epic’s RIS system and integrations in no time – no specified Epic trainer or Epic analyst is needed.
How Can We Help?
Need help understanding how to do protocol studies within your Epic system? Our consultants have you covered. Just need an extra hand in training your full-time employees on Epic Radiant, its capabilities, and its integrations? They can help with that, too.
Wherever your Epic needs lie, our consultants have the right skills and experience to lead companies like you to success.
And, to give you a better idea of the ways our consultants could benefit you, we’ve included a sample profile for one of our Epic Radiant consultants:
Surety Senior Epic Radiant Consultant
- 10 years experience as an Epic Radiant consultant
- Experience as a principal trainer/instructional designer with numerous Radiant implementations
- Completed 8 long term Epic Radiant projects
- Developed project scope and workflows for diagnostic, radiology, and mammography departments
- Certified in Radiant and Cupid
Interested in learning more about how our consultants can fulfill your Epic radiology solution needs?