The new GE ViewPoint system is integrated via the HNC Talk2 integration engine with the trust’s radiology HSS RIS & GE PACS systems to allow for an end to end electronic ultrasound information workflow.
The automated RIS appointment worklist automatically includes all demographic and examination data required for rapid selection of the correct patient for examination with in the ultrasound clinic, this automated process improves reporting times by removing the need for any manual entry of patient information at point of capture and allows the sonographers primary focus to stay on the patient during examination.
Once the report is finalised there is an automatic data export which contains both the ultrasound images and clinical findings along with the graphical charts to the trust PACS system. A copy of the same ultrasound report but in textual form is also then sent to back the RIS via HL7 results messaging for inclusion within the originating RIS patient record
The GE ViewPoint server also uses the GE PACS system as a long-term image archive, lowering the total cost of ownership due to not having to support a long-term file store on the ViewPoint server.