The Hospital for Sick Children to Use New Radiology Quality Solution
Toronto, ON – June 3, 2014 – A new kind of diagnostic imaging peer review software will be used at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). RealTime Medical’s diagnostic sharing platform DiaShareTM Quality will be the hospital’s radiology QA solution. It will be used for the same-day review of diagnostic reports.
SickKids is one of the world’s foremost pediatric healthcare institutions and is known for pioneering clinical advancements to improve the health of children.
“The QA peer review software will reside on the current PACS reporting workstations,” states Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP & CIO Information Management and Technology Portfolio, at The Hospital for Sick Children. “The software allows the flexibility for either prospective or retrospective quality assurance program. At SickKids we are currently starting with a retrospective review. There are tools within the system that allow easy auditing in case of any discrepancy,” explains Crivianu-Gaita.
RealTime Medical Co-Founder and CEO, Ian Maynard, explains: “We created DiaShare with both patients and physicians in mind. It’s designed to improve clinical care by addressing multiple needs in a single platform.”
The new radiology quality assurance program at SickKids is expected to be operational by this summer.
About RealTime Medical
RealTime Medical is a diagnostic imaging workflow innovation company. It develops vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management software solutions. These solutions organize the reporting services in complex diagnostic imaging organizations more efficiently and productively, while improving the timeliness, quality and accuracy of service delivery to patients. RealTime Medical has worked with over 50 hospitals and clinics across Canada, the USA and Europe.
RealTime Medical also operates the only nationwide, round-the-clock radiology service in Canada, using its own context-aware workflow management software: DiaShare™. DiaShare™ has been selected as the platform of choice by some of the most prominent institutions and healthcare IT companies in the world.
Ian Maynard, P.Eng., M.Sc.,
MBA CEO & Co-Founder