waiting_room_3Ikonopedia recently announced the first installation of its MQSA follow-up tracking and management system at Kentucky Breast Care in Russell Springs, Ky. The dedicated breast imaging services provider has also installed the company’s full suite of breast imaging report generation software tools.

Committed to keep up with advances in breast health care, Kentucky Breast Care was one of the first centers in the country to use contrast-enhanced mammography and one of only a few centers in Kentucky offering digital breast tomosynthesis. The group selected Ikonopedia’s system to improve workflow and quality for all breast imaging exams.

“We recently began using Ikonopedia and have been very impressed with their ability to quickly integrate the RIS portion of the radiology practice with the EMR that is specific to breast radiology, including documentation of physical exams, consultations, phone follow ups, and patient tracking for surgical referrals,” said Andrea Woodroof, a breast radiologist who founded Kentucky Breast Care in 2012.  “Their innovative approach to helping us utilize individualized risk assessment and optimized reporting tools is very important to our commitment to provide patients information to empower and inform their breast health care decisions.”

Designed to help users remain compliant with MQSA, the notification and follow-up system manages all patient tracking and communication capabilities, including letters, phone calls, and certified/registered mail based on customized user-defined protocols.  Letters can be personalized by BI-RADS category, breast density, exam type, and risk assessment score, and they can be batch printed with facility logos and government-mandated language. With the letter filter system, patients with high breast density or a high-risk score can receive an appropriate context-specific letter. Additionally, the flexible solution provides a full-enterprise mammography audit that captures all data mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act with no additional data entry.  Users can create reports at the enterprise level or segmented at the clinic level, or by individual radiologist.

“Ikonopedia was founded on the premise of developing breast imaging reporting tools that enable a new level of quality and productivity,” said Emily Crane, CEO, Ikonopedia.  “The new MQSA follow-up manager is designed to give users stronger tools and improved data to better impact patient care by enabling them to focus on quality trends and improvement rather than data entry and manual tracking processes.”

Get AXIS e-newsletters free. Subscribe here.