RADAR is the answer to that requirement. RADAR is a state-of-the-art Critical Test Results Management (CTRM) tool, developed by a radiologist, that bridges communication gaps by tracking notifications from creation through confirmation.
Easy, Secure Integration
RADAR enables clinicians to bypass inefficient and error-prone layers of communication and reach ordering physicians directly, without workflow disruptions. Instead of lost faxes and drawn-out attempts to find the physician of record, one click within the existing workflow sends a text message, IM, phone call, or email when critical or unexpected results are known. Physician messages can include key images, critical notes, and results using Secure Web Services. The radiologist can even add an addendum directly to RADAR, which automatically updates the report.
A handshake protocol ensures that receipt of the finding is acknowledged. Best of all, RADAR works across disparate environments, so integration into any clinical system — RIS, PACS, EMR, LIS, HIS — is immediate and flexible.
RADAR continues communication until receipt of the message is acknowledged; it is closed-loop, fail-safe, and documented. Referring physicians verify receipt via a web-based portal. A database of alerts documents all communications in all channels—text, email, IM, phone (with recorded voice for read-back proof). This is a key consideration as discussion of radiologist liability gains traction.