Alaska’s independently owned network of diagnostic imaging centers, Alaska Open Imaging Center, is preparing to install Optio Software to facilitate the production of daily radiology reports.
Healthcare solutions provider Optio Software Inc. will supply the centers with the Optio QuickRecord and MedEx Suites which are designed to reduce paperwork and accelerate turnaround times on hundreds of daily radiology reports.
The software company claims that Optio QuickRecord Suite will integrate with the AOIC picture archiving and communications system (PACS) to electronically capture, store and route radiology orders and scans throughout Alaska.
Optio Software also suggested that QuickRecord will provide a universal hub and web-enabled access point for all current and historic patient documents. Authorized radiologists can immediately access a composite view of patient information from within any AOIC center, their own practice or any off-site location with internet access. Results can also be made available to referring physicians through electronic delivery.
Jeff Kinion, AOIC CEO said, We’re excited because Optio technology will allow us to realize our goal of becoming a statewide teleradiology network for all Alaska physicians. With QuickRecord’s automatic inbound and outbound faxing capability, we can dramatically reduce internal and external fax redundancy, and ultimately, serve patients and physicians faster, more accurately and more securely.
The electronic capabilities provided by Optio solutions is expected to establish a path for gradual transition to a paperless environment and a foundation for a community-based electronic medical record (EMR).