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Southwest Diagnostic Selects Viztek Opal-wRIS Advanced Web-Based RIS Solution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Molly McDougall   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:54

January 19, 2011—Raleigh, NC—Southwest Diagnostic (San Antonio), an advanced, multi-site, multi-modality imaging center, has selected Viztek’s Opal-wRIS web-based RIS solution for comprehensive imaging exam and business management.

According to facility administrator Suren Kamath, the new Viztek solution offers important, technologically advanced features that will help the busy site realize significant workflow efficiencies and provide unique referring physician conveniences, while integrating seamlessly with its existing Opal-RAD PACS.

Southwest Diagnostic has three locations and is a multi-modality center that provides imaging services of hi-field and open-MRI nuclear medicine, ultrasound, including Doppler exams, dexa bone densitometry and digital x-ray.  Previously, the site had been using a basic scheduling application and was looking for a more robust solution to efficiently manage business workflow.

According to Kamath, their new Viztek solution offers a referring physician portal enabling these doctors to schedule patient exams over the Internet.  “This tool is extremely important in addressing patient non-compliance in imaging procedures. Scheduling a patient for an imaging study now has increased visibility; the feature enables imaging center staff to immediately identify patients needing imaging so that they can follow up and ensure the patient exam is performed."

The second unique feature of Viztek’s web-based RIS solution is an automated insurance validation process, which queries a patient’s insurance records upon check-in to deliver a digital log of payment rates.  Kamath says, “This functionality benefits the practice in two respects.  It will save our staff time compared to manually contacting insurance carriers for each appointment and also will validate insurance payment before a procedure takes place, assuring we will receive funds.”

Viztek Vice President of Sales, Steve Deaton, says, “Viztek is really excited to have Southwest Diagnostics select our new wRIS because of its advanced features. The way Opal-wRIS integrates with our Viztek PACS creates a single robust solution supporting workflow management from patient check-in to reports and from patient scheduling to image enhancement. The popularity of Opal-wRIS is flourishing.  With its unique features that offer business-enhancing tools and functionalities as well as a broad-based platform for image management, the technology is rapidly increasing in sales.”


About Viztek

Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, backed by comprehensive training and support.  The company’s state-of-the-art Opal-RAD PACS and RIS suite delivers advanced connectivity and functionality at an affordable price.  Web-based architecture, with ultra-fast image streaming, ensures timely, efficient communications throughout the enterprise and beyond. With both advanced CR and DR technology, Viztek truly is a one-stop shop.

Since 1999, Viztek’s comprehensive line of solutions has addressed the needs of radiologists, with special emphasis on the small- to medium-hospital market, as well as medical specialists from orthopedists to chiropractors and podiatrists.  Viztek has more than 1500 CR and 700 PACS solutions installed worldwide.  For more information, visit www.viztek.net or call 1-800-366-5343. Viztek is a wholly owned subsidiary of 20/20 HealthCare.