SOURCE: Insight Health Solutions

Insight Health Solutions

November 16, 2009 08:30 ET

Insight Health Solutions Introduces RadiologyInsight for Peer Review Management

Newest Product in Company's Suite of Risk Management and Quality Improvement Solutions Exceeds American College of Radiology Peer Review Requirements

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Insight Health Solutions (IHS), a provider of risk management and quality improvement software solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the availability of RadiologyInsight™, its automated peer review management system that streamlines the process and procedures that impact radiologist workflow and regulatory compliance measures.

RadiologyInsight exceeds the American College of Radiology physician peer review requirements for accreditation, and is the only statistically valid peer review system that assigns overreads to qualified physicians by subspecialty. Built to provide a full quality system for radiology, its electronic review and management process dramatically simplifies workflow and reduces total review steps to as few as four mouse clicks to improve physician compliance.

"RadiologyInsight has helped our radiologists to comply with the ACR-mandated peer review process," said Dr. Jonathan Movson, assistant professor at Brown University School of Medicine and radiologist with Rhode Island Medical Imaging in Providence, R.I. "The fact that the studies are randomly generated and that radiologists are only asked to review studies within their area of expertise adds a level of integrity to the system that did not exist previously. The time required to perform an overread has also been significantly reduced. These two factors have improved the degree of radiologist compliance with the peer review process."

Leveraging IHS' extensive quality expertise, RadiologyInsight is designed to meet evolving compliance requirements from the Joint Commission and anticipated "meaningful use" standards through full integration with the QualityInsight™ product suite. This addition will allow healthcare organizations to produce physician profile reports for evaluation, feedback, and reappointment processes in support of the Joint Commission's Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) requirements.

"Our clients have continually told us how exasperating and time-consuming overread compliance has become," said Mark Smiley, vice president of product development for IHS. "Our extensive experience with healthcare quality compliance has enabled us to design RadiologyInsight to exceed today's requirements by preparing for those of the future."

RadiologyInsight is customizable to the specific organization, and enables a flexible and random overread selection process that allows managers to choose the percentage of qualified exams to be read, select who to assign them to (specific individuals or pools of radiologists), and implement 100% overreads if necessary. The web-based system uses an HL7 interface data feed and allows for integration into the hospital information system in organizations with and without a PACS.

IHS is exhibiting (Booth 6605, Hall A) at RSNA 2009 in Chicago next week, from November 29 - December 4. Dr. Movson will present a RadiologyInsight case study entitled "A Computer Generated Randomized, Sub-Specialized Over-Reads System for Quality Assurance: Raising the Bar of the Peer Review Process" on Tuesday, December 1 at 3:30pm in S402AB as part of the Informatics (Quality) session. Please contact Jim Shriver at jshriver@insighthealthsolutions.com to learn more about RadiologyInsight or to set up a meeting at the show.

About Insight Health Solutions

Insight Health Solutions (www.insighthealthsolutions.com) is a risk management and quality improvement software company for the healthcare industry. Built specifically to address the challenges of patient safety and quality of care, IHS' expertise includes hospital-wide products for risk event data collection, simplified case and peer review, planning, performance evaluation and reappointment, and core measures reporting, in addition to new peer review management system RadiologyInsight, designed specifically for the radiology department. Insight Health Solutions' applications currently serve centers from standalone critical access hospitals to multi-facility integrated systems, and work to deliver a flexible and comprehensive system designed to adapt to any healthcare organization.

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