In this case study, Bialogics will begin by exploring the average US procedure times of a standard US Abdomen and pelvis Limited. In conducting this study, we can determine if the allotted appointment time is appropriate or if optimization of procedure times can create greater efficiencies and throughput. Additionally, staff training opportunities can be identified to meet newly allotted procedure times.
Utilizing sample data obtained from a Community Hospital, we extracted the analysis for the top US procedures performed over a 10 -day period for Outpatients and ED patients. Using the principle that 80% of change will come from 20% of exams, the highest frequency of procedures were analyzed by average procedure times, and where possible, standard appointment times were decreased to reflect actual procedure times resulting in increased efficiencies gained.
Utilizing data obtained from a Community Hospital, we assessed the Turn-Around-Times (T-A-T) for In-Patent, Out-Patient, and ED patients. Using Bialogics’ DImax. We chose to specifically look at the T-A-Ts between the following steps in the radiology workflow; “Exam sent to PACS” to “Report Finalized”. Analysis of T-A-Ts by Modality, Clinical Specialty, Physician, Patient Class, Shift, and ED Imaging to give an in-depth view across all Medical Imaging.