Primordial, a leading vendor of workflow applications for the medical imaging market, announced today the first two deployments of Primordial RealTime™ -- a real-time Electronic Whiteboard and Operational Tracking Platform -- at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York and Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
At both NYU and Mission, RealTime is providing advanced tracking of patients, exams, rooms, procedures, laboratory results, and departmental operations customized to the unique workflow requirements of ED, MR, CT, Interventional, and other areas.
The genesis of RealTime stems from the need of imaging departments to move beyond the traditional "greaseboards" and paper workflows which are highly inefficient due to manual data entry, and lack of widespread visibility into patient, room, exam, and provider status. RealTime addresses these issues by providing information-rich, customizable electronic whiteboards that are visible anywhere.
"Mission Hospital identified the need to develop an interactive electronic communications and patient tracking board as a core need moving forward," said John Campbell, Mission Hospital's Chief Imaging Informatics Officer. "RealTime enabled us to design a customized informatics system that would allow more immediate access to our patients' progress in various stages of their procedures and include vital information for their quality of care.
"We now have successfully deployed RealTime in six modalities and radiology nursing areas within the department. It has improved the ability for all areas of radiology to see the patient progress throughout the entire patient care cycle. This innovative approach of imaging workflow has resulted in fewer steps in the clinical process thus allowing more time with the patient. We were also able to improve the communication with the patients' and their families as to their progress through the department.