Bialogics provides SMIL with advanced imaging insights to accelerate Diagnostic Imaging
operational performance, track and screen for immediate adherence to Radiology
Additional Imaging improving patient care and decreasing medico-legal risks
Aurora, Ontario –June — 05, 2023 – Southwest Medical Imaging Ltd. (SMIL) of Scottsdale,
Arizona, has teamed up with Bialogics Analytics to develop an analytics solution to ensure the
scheduling of radiologist-recommended follow-up exams.
SMIL is a diagnostic imaging practice with 70 radiologists performing close to two million
studies per year at 6 local hospitals and 19 SMIL-owned clinics in the Phoenix metro area.
Failure to carry out follow-up diagnostic imaging exams as recommended is a common
occurrence that compromises patient care and exposes radiology practices and referring
physicians to legal risk. Bialogics’ closed-loop follow-up exam module solves the problem by
using natural language processing to extract nonstructured textual data referencing follow-up
recommendations from radiologist reports and converting it into searchable data elements,
allowing the scheduling coordinator to manage the follow-up patient throughout the process.
The system automatically sends queries to the RIS orders a few weeks prior to a recommended
follow-up exam to confirm that it has been scheduled with automatic alerts to the referring office
if it has been missed.
“It improves patient care because they’re being followed-up in a timely and effective manner,”
said SMIL CEO Michael Douglas. “From a quality perspective, it helps us and our referring
offices to not let things fall between the cracks, and from a marketing perspective, we are able to
promote to insurance companies and referring offices about how thorough our follow-up process
is and how it benefits patient care.”
Bialogics’ vendor-agnostic solution collects traditionally siloed healthcare data from multiple
sources, including the RIS/PACS and EMR along with integration of data from radiologist
reports, peer review and sub-specialty applications and Reading Value Unit lookup tables.
This allows SMIL to also employ Bialogics’ solution for a wide range of other productivity
enhancing and operational uses, including radiologist workload management reporting.
“It balances the physician’s workload over a given day by taking into consideration sub-
specialties, Reading Value Units and individual radiologist turnaround times,” said SMIL’s IT
Director Andrew Braga. “It automates the whole process and gives our radiologists real-time,
self-serve insights into their individual workload and the workload of their section through easily
The Dimax Business and Clinical Intelligence solution is also able to select patient cohorts for
research purposes, confirm the communication of critical findings to attending physicians for
quality assurance and optimize workflow and equipment utilization at imaging sites.
About Bialogics Analytics Inc.
Bialogics is a leader in the precision analysis of diagnostic imaging data and patient workflows,
creating a real-time ecosystem for driving the accelerated use of clinical and operational data to
improve business performance and clinical outcomes. Bialogics was established in 2016 and has
customers in Canada, the United States and Australia.
Learn more about Bialogics Analytics at www.bialogics.com
For more information
Jeff Vachon: firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Bialogics Analytics Inc.