Kettering Radiologists Imaging Centers of Southwestern Ohio announced the selection of the Minimally InvasiveTM WebChart RIS/PACS system from MIE

The MIE system will enable Kettering Radiologists to manage incoming studies from their imaging centers and multiple clients through a shared worklist, to rapidly create final reports and provide results to clinicians via WebChart. WebChart integrates Web-based dictation and transcription workflow modules with the capability to access images any time, anywhere via the Internet, thereby improving information delivery and reducing time to treatment.

"We compared MIE feature for feature against the major PACS vendors, and every company was able to meet our basic milestone requirements," said Ronald Fadell, MD, Kettering Radiologists President. "What set MIE apart was their single platform, web-based, natively integrated RIS and PACS offering - they were the only company that did not have to interface separate RIS and PACS systems."

"We conducted a deliberate, goal-driven evaluation process, with an emphasis on selecting a solution that would complement our workflow," added Lisa Engel, Kettering's Practice Manager.

According to Engel, every aspect of the WebChart workflow solution can provide benefit to Kettering. The Imaging Centers will utilize the WebChart scheduling module to standardize scheduling at all locations, regardless of which office receives a call. Workflow will then be audited and user-specific worklists designed to improve productivity and asset allocation will be generated. Radiologist workflow will also be dramatically improved, as WebChart lessens the dependence on human intervention to prepare studies for reading - especially studies from outside clients.

"Our flexible WebChart RIS/PACS architecture can be rapidly configured to fit the unique workflow at Kettering Radiology," added MIE executive vice president Peter Norder. "Implementation at Kettering is under way, and the system is scheduled to go live in September."

Kettering Radiologists has two imaging centers, an interventional radiology center, and is associated with four hospital-based sites. Kettering Radiologists will also deploy WebChart to enhance existing services provided to their multiple teleradiology accounts. Regarded as one of the finest radiology practices in Ohio, the KRIC team of Fellowship trained, Board Certified radiologists specialize in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, interventional radiology and mammography.