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June 20, 2019

Sending Queries via Modality Worklist

Owners of diagnostic businesses, including those who have many years of experience, often find themselves in doubt about implementing modern technology and going digital. Many of these businesses are long accustomed to their daily workflow and tend to overlook the benefits of innovation. However, they can simplify a lot of routine processes, eliminate numerous errors and considerably boost the bottom line by raising productivity. At first glance, all these modern digital solutions may seem sophisticated, but actually, you just need to take a closer look. Previously we spoke about setting up Modality Worklist (MWL) on Mindray M7. This time we will try to send study queries from this machine to the DICOM server.
                        
First, the queries can be sent manually.
                        
Choosing a patient. Enter the Patient screen by pressing the Patient button. After that, press the Worklist button and the Worklist screen will open. In the upper section, you may see the search criteria: Patient ID, Search Key, Exam Date, Patient Name, Accession Number and Worklist Server.


MWL Queries

Here you need to enter the required information in the corresponding fields and click the Query button. The patients who fall under your criteria will appear in the lower section of the screen. Now your machine is connected to the DICOM server, and you can easily update the worklist in real time.

Performing studies. Now let’s try to do a scan. Select a patient in the patient list, then choose his or her record, and click “Start exam.” The machine will import the patient data and begin the study.

Then click the Transfer button, and the patient information will be displayed on the screen.

Edit the patient information, and click OK. Well done! Now proceed to the next study. If you need to view detailed patient data, click “Show Detail” in the lower toolbar.

Not too difficult, is it? But can we make sending the patient queries even more straightforward? Definitely! Let’s see how.

Automatic query function. Orders can be sent automatically via the DICOM server. This is a very useful feature, especially if you contact your referring doctor day-to-day. You will have to set it up first, but once it is done, your equipment will get along and cooperate with the Worklist server on its own. Open the DICOM Service Preset page, then follow the path: Setup – Network Preset – DICOM Service – Worklist. The Worklist page will open.

Select the desired item from the service list, and press the Default button. The Worklist server will be set up as the default service. Enter the Setup menu by clicking “Exit,” then click the “Return” button.

Now open the Patient info page by pressing the “Patient” button. Go to the Worklist screen by clicking “Worklist.”

All set. Now the diagnostic unit automatically queries the studies scheduled for every day. All the scheduled patient records will appear on your worklist.

Our machine is set up and ready to perform its duties. As you see, the system interface is quite user-friendly. However, the key part of your job is being a medical professional. Just hand over routine tasks to the machine to better focus on your patients.


June 19, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 19, 2019

Medical Imaging News

Ultrasound studies can reveal heart disease risk from psoriasis, according to Arthritis & Rheumatology, the official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. The findings were published on the 5th of June.

Meanwhile, the developers of EMSOW have prepared something to improve YOUR business.

[#18701] Edit notes in reading rules

Similar to billing rules, whenever you make changes to a reading rule, you will have to enter a note describing the changes you have made. After you click Save in the Edit reading rule window, a pop-up window will appear where you must enter the description of your changes. All notes, including the user name, date and time, are displayed in the Notes history pane attached to the Edit reading rule window. You can show or hide this pane by clicking the Toggle edit notes history button in the upper-right corner of the Edit reading rule window.

[#18703] New “Enterprise administrator” user group

We have added a new user group called Enterprise administrator. This user group provides extended user rights and can be assigned to advanced EMSOW users who wish to set up and fine-tune EMSOW to meet their own needs and bring the highest level of efficiency to their system.


June 12, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 12, 2019

Healthcare IT News

A group of Japanese researchers has made a significant contribution to the use of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) software. They have revealed and described a way how the CAD software can help quantify pulmonary fibrosis in lung cancer patients. The findings are published in the Radiology journal.

Meanwhile, we have released a useful feature to save your time and improve the efficiency of your team.

[#18760] Copy diagnoses in Service Edit window

If you deal with services consisting of multiple studies, there’s good news. Now you can save the time you spend on entering the same diagnoses for several studies. Click the Copy button to the right of the Diagnosis field, and the system will automatically copy all the diagnoses to the rest of the studies if their Diagnosis fields are empty.

Dx Copy


June 5, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – June 5, 2019

Healthcare IT News

If you’ve been following industry news, you have probably noticed that AI is becoming extremely popular in medical imaging. Last week Chinese researchers published their findings on improving an AI algorithm, which detects pulmonary nodules.

Another rapidly developing field is healthcare business automation. This week EMSOW developers have created a dedicated portal for nurse practicioners and physician assistants.

[#18663] Rendering Provider portal

To improve EMSOW’s usability for clinical practitioners, we have created the Rendering Provider portal. Here, you can create studies in order to save the results of your work with patients. By clicking the “Edit worksheet” button, you can add notes to the studies based on customizable templates. User-friendly search filters allow you to filter the studies by any criteria, from the date of service to the patient’s or doctor’s name. To get yourself set up with the new module, please contact EMSOW support at support@emsow.com.

Rendering Provider Portal

[#18017] Referring accounts and insurance groups in reading and billing Rules

Previously, there was no functionality for adding referring accounts and insurance groups to Reading and Billing rules. We have added the corresponding conditions to the Reading Rules and Billing Rules modules, and also added search filters for these conditions.

Moreover, now you can select, add and remove the conditions as easily as never before. Just click the icon to the right of the Conditions section and use the dropdown menu.

Adding Reading Rules


May 29, 2019

EMSOW Weekly Newsletter – May 29, 2019

Medical imaging news

IT and Artificial intelligence are strengthening their presence in the imaging industry. Last week researchers at the American College of Radiology reported their findings on improving the AI algorithm of thyroid nodules risk stratification.

This week EMSOW team has been working on optimizing automation and user-friendliness of our system.

[#18639] Automatically send images for reading upon preliminary report completion in Processing

Previously, reading rules were not automatically triggered when you used the Processing module to complete a preliminary report, unlike the PACS Storage and Technologist Portal modules. Now the system automatically sends images for reading upon clicking the “Complete preliminary report” button in any module, given that an applicable reading rule exists.

Complete Preliminary