Multi-media reporting earns support in NIH study

Carestream’s newest native Vue Reporting module delivers the ability to present interactive hyperlinks to critical images and automatic inclusion of quantitative analysis in the form of easy-to-understand comparison tables and charts, which oncologists and referring physicians prefer. Easy access to both images and data can equip physicians and specialists with a more holistic view of each patient’s condition and can help enhance the process of communicating diagnostic and treatment decisions to patients. 

Carestream is demonstrating its multi-media reporting capabilities at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The company’s advanced Vue Reporting capabilities provide online, interactive reports that automatically contain structured and quantitative data, standardized language and comparative data. Rather than multiple sign-ons to access images and reports, physicians can use the hyperlinks from the report to directly view the key image or significant findings—whether from an EMR or a universal viewer such as Carestream’s Vue Motion. In addition to saving time and effort, these advanced reports also can increase referrals.  

“Multi-media reporting is the next stage in the evolution of the radiology report. Physicians can show patients their medical images as well as associated measurements to help communicate treatment decisions,” said Cristine Kao, Carestream’s Global Marketing and Growth Operations Director for Healthcare Information Solutions. “This can help build rapport between doctors and patients and may help patients embrace the therapies that have been prescribed.”

In a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) more than 100 oncologists and radiologists agreed that quantitative interactive reporting would be superior to traditional text-only qualitative reporting for assessing tumor burden in cancer trials conducted at NIH. The study’s conclusion states that NIH researchers aim to improve the facility’s reporting in concert with new PACS capabilities that include semi-automated lesion segmentation, interactive reporting, and metadata management of lesions.

Facilities that offer multi-media reporting could also gain increased referrals from physicians, according to a study conducted by the Emory University School of Medicine. This study found that 80 percent of physicians would preferentially refer patients to a healthcare provider with multi-media reporting. In addition, 79 percent of physicians are more likely to recommend that their peers refer patients to a facility with multi-media reporting, according to the study.

Studies also have shown that Carestream’s MyVue patient portal increases patient satisfaction and creates loyalty to healthcare providers that offer the ability for patients to access and share their clinical information.

To view information about Carestream systems being demonstrated at RSNA or to make a booth appointment please visit www.carestream.com/rsna

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