RadRequest£ system unveiled

Nov. 2, 2006
System ensures efficient, compliant after-hours teleradiology.

SPRING, Texas--NightForce Radiology, a leading U.S. provider of remote, after-hours teleradiology reporting services, has announced its RadRequest£ system, a breakthrough in secure, efficient teleradiology management.

Designed for ease-of-use, RadRequest offers NightForce clients a comprehensive, one-stop online environment for every aspect of their offsite teleradiology activit--one that is both HIPAA- and JCAHO-compliant.

RadRequest effectively serves the information and patient management needs of NightForce clients, typically radiology group practices and rural or independent hospitals.

The secure, password-protected Web site offers total capability for initiating new radiology requests, viewing preliminary and existing radiology reports, adding technician comments, managing distribution of information and much more.

"RadRequest is a groundbreaking clinical and administrative tool because it modernizes the teleradiology process," said Dr. Frank Powell, president and CEO, NightForce Radiology.

"The system replaces paper-based requests with a secure, digital environment that not only instantly updates records, but is also available to any authorized user, in any location. Speed, accuracy and privacy are critical to the success of any outsourced clinical servic--and RadRequest delivers on all counts."

RadRequest replaces traditional handwritten and fax reporting with state-of-the-art technology. The system facilitates NightForce Radiology's guaranteed 30-minute turnaround on preliminary reports by delivering findings at Internet speed.

What's more, NightForce's RadRequest is protected using the latest security standards including SSL encryption for RadRequest patient data. The systems feature an availability track record of 99.99%.

High quality
NightForce's after-hours teleradiology services meet the most demanding needs for around-the-clock, professional radiological analysis and reporting. The company is owned and operated by the same radiologists who read the images--American Board of Radiology-certified specialists with an average of
eight years of after-hours teleradiology experience.

RadRequest brings this level of professionalism to an even higher level through its convenient user interface and total information integration. Reports can be read by authorized users from any computer with Internet access, or automatically faxed to any number specified by the requesting party.

Technicians can easily add comments and/or a brief history to the online report; reports can also be simultaneously transmitted to multiple locations, e.g., a second hospital, radiology clinic, or at-home physician.

RadRequest's Quality Assurance capability also ensures that clients are receiving the service and results they expect. The platform's analytical tools automatically generate statistical information for quality assurance and regulatory compliance purposes. QA reports can be exported to Excel spreadsheets as needed, using filters that can isolate data according to date, doctor, or QA level.

NightForce after-hours teleradiology services are priced on a per-study basis, with no minimum fees and no setup costs.

For a demonstration of the RadRequest platform, or for a full description of NightForce services, visit www.nightforceradiology.com or call 1-877-4NIGHTFORCE.