RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic workstations, collaborated with the Penn Musculoskeletal Center at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) to design a new musculoskeletal radiology reading room that will serve as the basis for future reading room designs at Penn Medicine.

“In line with the tenets of value-based care by the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 initiative, the new reading room for the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been embedded on the same floor as the orthopedics department in the new Penn Musculoskeletal Center,” said Woojin Kim, MD, assistant professor of radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “The goal is to facilitate interaction between the radiologists and the orthopedic surgeons while providing an environment that is convenient to our patients.”

RedRick Technologies helped implement eight new ergonomic radiologist workstations that offer sit/stand configurations with ComfortView monitor mounting systems, recessed data hubs, integrated ambient back-lighting, and adjustable task lighting.

“We have another reading room we are in the early stages of planning to update, and we are going to bring together our multi-disciplinary planning team early to ensure a more streamlined process,” said Steven Horii, MD, director of medical informatics in the radiology department at HUP. “We want to employ the same solutions and thought process when optimizing acoustics, lighting, ergonomics, and space, but since every reading room is different, we want to ensure our process accounts for these differences.”

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