Carestream will debut the latest version of its Vue RIS at the Radiological Society of North American annual meeting in Chicago next month. Updated features include clinical document exchange, a digital signature, and a flexible scheduling module. The system will be available globally in December 2014, at which time current customers will be able to purchase an upgrade to the system.

The clinical document exchange feature was developed to enable Stage 2 Meaningful Use certification in the United States, and allows a patient’s history to be imported into the RIS or sent and received via secure email with the touch of a button. The tool enables physicians to view a clinical history alongside imaging studies and to share patient information with other providers, leading to enhanced care.

Additional functions required by specific countries and regions include a digital signature and a mammography double-blind reading workflow that manages all patient communications. The scheduling module can automatically book screening exams for patients in the system who fit certain parameters, such as women between the ages of 40 and 60 who have not had an exam within the past 12 months, and notify patients via letter or email. Patients needing to reschedule their appointment can do so through their MyVue patient portal.

Additional new features include multi-resource scheduling to facilitate scheduling and management of exam rooms, physicians, and equipment; an inventory module and consumables tracking; scheduled management reports; links to exams at the technologist level; a patient notes system and secure messaging between the patient and the doctor; support for American College of Radiology codes for diagnosis; and integration with InfoButton, which provides users with links to medical information repositories.

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