RedRick Technologies, a Canada-based provider of ergonomic radiology workstations, recently collaborated with Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRHealth) in Augusta, Ga, to improve their radiology workspace and address patient care and business operations goals.
“Increasingly, we are asked to help clients design reading environments that optimize radiologist reading efficiency by looking beyond ergonomics. The right workspace and reading environment can enable a radiologists to provide the best possible clinical care,” said Greg Patrick, president of RedRick Technologies. “Ergonomic, well designed workstations optimize reading room workflow, creating opportunities for improved productivity and the clinical collaboration that drives improved patient care.”
After implementing a new PACS system earlier this year across all radiology subspecialties, the department’s leadership chose to pursue solutions that would improve productivity. According to Layne Mitchell, administrator for radiology and imaging at GRHealth, who led both efforts, “We took the time to gather as much feedback as possible from all users of the radiology reading rooms, not just the radiologists. We used this broad set of inputs to ensure our goals reflected the diverse needs of the organization and the customers we serve.”
The department eventually replaced 42 workstations across all six of their subspecialty reading rooms, including neuro, body, musculoskeletal, pediatric, general X-ray, and nuclear medicine. The new workstations feature adjustable sit/stand tables, the company’s ComfortView monitor mounting systems, recessed data hubs, and integrated task lighting.
“The radiologists’ responses have been very favorable, with many expressing increased job satisfaction as a result of improved physical comfort,” Mitchell said. “The radiologists attribute this to an overall more efficient and individually customizable environment for both reading and conferencing.”
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