Image: The DoseWise Portal 2.2 (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
Next-generation radiation dose software offers enhanced customization features to further mitigate radiation risk for patients and staff.
The Royal Philips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) DoseWise Portal 2.2 includes enhanced connectivity and informatics capabilities to address key challenges faced by radiology departments, such as managing dose exposure to ensure patient and staff wellbeing and improving integrated access to patient information in order to deliver data-driven decision support. Philips DoseWise Portal 2.2 now integrates with key Philips health IT systems, as well as third-party radiology dictation software, which include:
IntelliSpace PACS – Users may view the patient's exam radiation exposure directly from the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) image, or by retrieving the patient's total radiation exposure exam history from the modality worklist.
IntelliBridge Enterprise – Allows users to query/retrieve crucial updated patient demographics from the hospital's electronic medical record (EMR), such as body mass index (BMI) weight and age, for use with the DoseWise Portal. And it can also be used in conjunction with radiology dictation software to enable patient radiation exposure to be populated into dictation reports, saving time and helping to reduce transcription errors.
In addition to the expanded integrations, the platform also includes expanded connectivity to Philips DoseAware products that combine patient and staff dose information into a single display for deep analytics of radiation exposure. A customized, user-friendly analytics package with an intuitive user interface and enhanced charting and graphing functionality simplifies reporting needs, and includes a customizable dashboard and popular reporting formats.
“This next generation of DoseWise Portal provides clinicians with a full picture of the patient's exposure history within that institution, for enhanced decision support to ensure proper dose optimization and justification for exam ordering is accomplished right the first time,” said Dominic Siewko, clinical marketing leader and former radiation safety officer at Philips. “The new features in DoseWise Portal promote a culture of safety in the radiology department while allowing clinicians to tap into deep analytics and actionable insights from radiation exposure data.”
Collectively, these new features enable clinicians to access more patient information, helping them to more easily interpret patient radiation dose per exam across modalities and analyze overall cumulative exposure.