Radiologic technologists are tasked with the job of conducting radiologic imaging, evaluating the images, and assessing the results as they relate to the health and future treatment of the patient.
While radiographers do often have different roles within their hospitals or other healthcare organizations, one thing remains the same: providers in hospitals need the technological functionality and tools required to produce and organize 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 and help optimize your radiology workflow.
What is Epic Radiant?
Epic Radiant is Epic’s Radiology Information System (RIS) that provides the support needed for radiologists to produce comprehensive diagnostic imaging services for physicians and patients. Used primarily in hospital radiology departments, the Epic Radiant module provides the tools needed to identify important radiology results, track recommendations from physicians and radiologists, access information about upcoming appointments, and easily transfer information 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 both have access to the full 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 system helps keep patient information and results in one place, making for a more unified radiology application.
Key Epic Radiant Features
While Epic Radiant offers access to integration tools and improved support for comprehensive imaging services, 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 in the process. 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 and 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 status of the order 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, but, 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 an implementation or integration of a system like Epic Radiant can be tricky. 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 Epic trainer or Epic analyst needed.
Need help understanding how to 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 lead companies like you to success.
How Can We Help?
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 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 Radiant need?