The integrated department of diagnostic services at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) announced today that it is launching a city-wide, integrated Radiology and Nuclear Medicine peer review pilot project.
The pilot project seeks to implement a quality assurance, improvement and collaboration program for radiology and nuclear medicine/molecular imaging across three of HHS's campuses and at SJHH. The pilot aims to be fully automated, actionable, and well-adopted among participating physicians.
HHS and SJHH are affiliated with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences (McMaster). Together, they serve a population of over 2.3 million across 9 campuses, and have over 60 highly specialized radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
HHS and SJHH selected to pilot Real Time Medical's context-aware peer review software platform, DiaShare™ QUALITY, in support of pilot project objectives.
Dr. Naveen Parasu, Staff Radiologist and Departmental Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, and Associate Professor at McMaster, said: "We were looking for a solution that would automate existing and new QA workflows, and integrate them seamlessly into our regular reporting workflows out of our GE PACS. We also wanted a single view of our QA activities across all of our campuses. Finally, of equal importance were analytics that allow us to take action to meaningfully improve the quality of care we deliver."