New tools are being offered to radiologists which may help improve report structures and patient turnaround times. This comes with thanks to a newly formed partnership between Royal Philips and Nuance Communications. By integrating their Illumeo and PowerScribe 360 platforms, the companies will make the work of a radiologist much easier.
Using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance radiology reporting is not completely new. Nuance’s voice-enabled platform makes up around 70 percent of radiology reports in existence today. By combining this data with Philips’ AI-based platform, the companies are confident a big improvement will be seen across the board when it comes to patient outcomes.The new system aims to improve radiologists reports by using AI to improve accuracy, reduce discrepancies, and introduce some form of standardisation to radiology reporting. It’s a combination that Philips’ describes as “adaptive intelligence”.
“Providing rapid and efficient generation of high-quality, actionable reports is necessary to drive the shift to value-based care while continuing to manage growing volume,” said Nuance’s vice president and general manager of healthcare diagnostics, Karen Holzberger. “By accelerating the creation, access and usability of AI tools, the collaboration between Nuance and Philips will improve workflow efficiencies even further by reducing redundant tasks and helping better automate the reporting process.”
Officials say that the collaboration will enable radiologists to make better decisions about treatment options for their patients. Both companies recognise that AI tools are transforming the healthcare industry all around the world. One such example can be seen in automation technology. Using this tool diagnosis’ can be made much sooner and much more accurately, meaning treatments can be issued faster, improving patient recovery times too.
Using AI and contextual relevance tools in integrated systems will help any healthcare system run more efficiently, particularly when it comes to assessing images and interpreting what can be seen. This will help radiologists diagnose high-risk patients much quicker than before. No longer will radiologists be battling time as they have historically. Now radiologists “will have access to AI-driven solutions and practical applications, including the integration of ACR guidelines, to help save time and effort while improving report quality,” said business leader of healthcare informatics at Philips, Yair Briman.
Source Healthcare IT News