A simple hospital radiology information system

Radiology
L L Burnett

Abstract

The film jackets of hospitalized patients are filed in a consultation room according to hospital room and bed number. A single file clerk handles inpatient activity, which includes the expedited preparation of radiographs for reporting, as well as the filing and delivery of the reports to other departments of the 321-bed hospital. Clinicians have easy, immediate access to the radiographs, the consultation of a radiologist, and the report. This results in the meaningful transfer of information. The system requires minimal space and no investment in automated viewers or additional clerical personnel. Acceptance by the clinicians, the staff, and the radiologists has been enthusiastic.

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