|[July 30, 2014]
Midstate Radiology Selects IDS Voice2Dox Speech Recognition and AbbaDox Clinical Reporting Solution
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Midstate Radiology Associates has selected IDS
speech recognition and AbbaDox
clinical reporting solution to meet the practice's high-volume
multi-site reporting needs. The busy 11-radiologist group sought a
sophisticated system that supported full-featured reporting with
immediate voice-to-text recognition at multiple locations with the same
detail and accuracy as its transcriptionist-based workflow.
Also important was seamless integration with Midstate's Sectra RIS and
PACS, and support of the radiology group's complex workflow, including
reading worklists that are dynamically updated across locations.
Midstate Radiology maintains two imaging centers and reads
multi-modality studies onsite at MidState Medical Center (part of the
Hartford HealthCare System in CT) as well as at four additional medical
According to Gary Dee, MD, Medical Director for Midsate who spearheaded
the project, "After conducting an in-depth search of competing systems,
we selected Voice2Dox because it provided a full range of advanced
features and turnkey implementation and management in the cloud. IDS
also offered a robust range of complementary technologies that made the
company an excellent strategic business partner for future expansion."
"Voice2Dox far exceeded our expectations," comments Richard Maskowsky,
RT (R) (CT) (CIIP), Radiology IS Manager for the practice. "Initially,
we hoped to convert from in-house transcription to 50% automated,
digital reporting within one year. However, after just 30 days, we were
70% digital and at 85% within four months."
Maskowsky notes that this achievement drove tremendous cost-savings with
a reduction in transcription staff from 11 to 2-1/2 FTE. At the same
time, Voice2Dox significantly accelerated report turnaround time, while
boosting radiologist efficiency. In addition to generating reports from
any worksite, physicians can report from home and review documents on
any mobile device. "Providing this flexibility challenged many vendors,
but IDS made everything run like clockwork," says Maskowsky.
"Fast, accurate reporting is key to expanding relationships with
referring physicians," notes IDS founder and CEO Yaniv Dagan. "In
today's highly competitive healthcare environment, IDS' integrated
speech recognition and reporting solution gives radiologists a
significant marketing edge. Moreover, our cloud-based implementation
requires no in-house maintenance, while timely technology updates ensure
that users remain ahead of the technology curve."
Midstate radiologists can launch Voice2Dox with a single keystroke from
within their PACS. They may choose among immediate speech recognition,
template-based reporting and transmission to a medical transcriptionist
on-the-fly based on their needs. The system has been customized to
automatically route certain completed complex report types to the
practice's transcriptionists, while others are automatically sent to the
cloud-based rendering and distribution engine. Recently, Midstate also
implemented the IDS Referring Physician Portal to enable doctors to view
patient diagnostic images and download accompanying reports over the
Internet across multiple platforms and devices. Additionally, set to go
live shortly is IDS automated Critical Findings Reporting.
"Technology, particularly cloud technology, is crucial to the success of
any radiology practice in today's challenging healthcare environment.
Based on IDS' superior voice recognition solution, we absolutely see IDS
as a strategic partner to help lead us into the future," says Maskowsky.
IDS is the leader in healthcare information technology and integrated
workflow solutions in the cloud. With its innovative solutions, IDS
improves clinical documentation and with it the key stages of patient
care delivery and complements them with business and analytics tools.
For more information, please visit www.idssite.com.
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