Mount Sinai starts teleradiology program

'Fine-tuning clinical productivity through workflow management software is still a newer concept'

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is partnering with Toronto-based Real Time Medical for a project that will bring teleradiology services to several New York imaging clinics.

Mount Sinai seeks to eliminate manual workflow steps between the institution and remote locations, officials say, unifying disparate systems and providing timely access to diagnostic reports. This project is to be accomplished with Real Time Medical’s workflow management software platform, DiaShare.

The 1,171-bed Mount Sinai Medical Center is a longtime leader in health IT. In 2012, it was awarded the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award of Excellence for use of health information technology.

“Fine-tuning clinical productivity through workflow management software is still a newer concept,” said David Mendelson, MD, director of clinical informatics at Mount Sinai and the co-chair for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, in a statement. “We are pleased to collaborate with Real Time Medical as we aim to eliminate unnecessary steps that impact productivity.”

“As clinical networks grow larger and more complex, we strive to help organizations and institutions overcome resulting workflow challenges and reduce overhead," said Ian Maynard, co-founder and CEO of Real Time Medical, in a news release. "We look forward to supporting Mount Sinai in their continuous efforts to drive innovation, productivity, and excellence in clinical care.”

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