Implementation of Medical Imaging Workflow Solution Results in Savings
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
Image: The diagram shows how the Laurel Bridge Software layer solution can be implemented in a hospital with an outpatient center (Photo courtesy of Laurel Bridge Software).
Enterprise medical imaging workflow solutions enable healthcare institutions to improve patient care and reduce costs.
The workflow solutions enable the transport of non-DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) files, routing of Health Level 7 (HL7) messages, nested rules processing, advanced Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, support for routing all DICOM message types, DICOM load balancing with study persistence, extraction of DICOM SR data, and integration of dictation systems.
The Laurel Bridge Software workflow solutions include the scalable Compass Routing and Workflow Manager, and the Navigator image retrieval workflow manager. Compass automates the intake and distribution of medical imaging studies between multiple different clinical and Enterprise Imaging Systems (EIS), and can be used to create site-specific workflows for interoperability between modalities and systems from different technology domains, and increase the productivity of radiology departments. Compass also acts as a gateway for medical imaging studies, and can automatically distribute DICOM, and non-DICOM imaging studies, and HL7 files, to multiple reading and archiving locations. Compass also automatically includes DICOM SR measurement data in clinical reports, and facilitates the teleradiology workflow. The Navigator is intended to solve complex enterprise imaging workflow problems, including the retrieval and normalization of imaging studies from different facilities, Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), or Vendor Neutral Archives (VNA).
Laurel Bridge Software grew considerably in the year 2016, following on from growth in 2015 through it's ability to provide scalable workflow layer solutions that enhance interoperability between complex healthcare IT systems, but also from mergers and acquisitions and through the signing of new OEM agreements and partnerships.