Dose Management and Meaningful Use Incorporated into Version 6.1
Las Vegas, Nev., February 21, 2012 – Today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2012 Annual Meeting FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. showcased the benefits of version 6.1, the latest addition to the company’s Synapse® RIS and Synapse® TeleRIS applications. Introduced in late 2011, version 6.1 includes graphical dashboards that provide end users with the ability to better monitor and manage performance in real time; Synapse® Financials for RIS, which provides a seamless option of incorporating practice management into the system; and advanced dose management features. By upgrading to this latest version, clinicians will enjoy an enhanced user experience and system performance.
“It’s our mission to make the patient care tasks of our end users easier by providing them with improved tools that address the varying issues and scenarios that arise throughout their day. The latest features found on Synapse RIS were designed with these users in mind,” said Jim Morgan, Fujifilm’s Vice President of Medical Informatics. “With the latest version of our RIS and TeleRIS, users can access tools designed to address Meaningful Use requirements and manage patient dose. They can also have access to a new financial management optimization feature designed to improve facility operations.”
Hospitals and radiology groups around the country including Diagnostic Professionals in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. have selected Fujifilm and are currently deploying Synapse RIS. “Analyzing our practice’s performance in real-time has always been a challenge,” says Claude Hanushak, COO at Diagnostic Professionals. “The new Analytics Dashboard on Synapse RIS will allow us to quickly and easily see what is happening and allow us to address minor issues before they become major problems.” Other facilities include Radiology Associates of Ocala Fla., the State of California, Good Samaritan Hospital, Health Village Imaging, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, William Newton Hospital, Greenwood County Hospital, Capital Health, and Kansas Imaging Consultants.
Highlighted features of Synapse RIS 6.1 include:
Synapse Financials for RIS: Next generation practice management solution that incorporates powerful billing and management tools to improve cash flow and increase insurance reimbursements. Data is shared between the software modules to eliminate dual data entry. The new application enables more efficient and accurate billing, while aiding the collection of imaging procedure payments. It also includes extensive custom interfacing features designed to improve staff productivity and a facility’s overall profitability.
Meaningful Use: Critical functionality for practices to be able to implement and attest to Meaningful Use and obtain EHR incentive payments. This module will be available to Synapse RIS customers as of July 2012. Fujifilm has already taken first steps by achieving Modular EHR Certification and plans to evolve the functionality to continue to meet requirements as they continue to change.
Graphical Dashboards: This feature provides clinical information such as patient wait times, and patient volume. This information is provided in real-time allowing clinicians to address issues immediately, rather than waiting for a weekly or monthly report.
Dose Management: Going beyond simple dose capture, Synapse RIS 6.1 provides recommended exposures (customized by the end user) with equipment specific weighting, patient level dose estimates, and maximum recommended exposure.
As with Fujifilm’s complete medical informatics product portfolio, version 6.1 for Synapse Information Systems is designed to also run in a virtualized environment which is proven to lower hardware acquisition/maintenance costs and reduce power consumption. It is expected to be available for delivery in the first quarter of 2012.
To learn more about Fujifilm’s entire medical informatics portfolio, including Synapse® RIS and Synapse® TeleRIS, please visit www.fujimed.com or booth # 4839 at HIMSS 2012, February 21st – 23rd at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev..
For more information on Fujifilm’s Synapse PACS 4.0 and the entire Synapse product portfolio, please visit booth # 4839 at HIMSS12, February 20th – 24th at Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
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