by Joan Trombetti
, Writer | August 31, 2009
Smart Results OB -- new from Philips -- offers OB ultrasound reporting and image management solutions and is available in a suite version which allows the reporting tool to be combined with image management, viewing and archiving.
Smart Results OB Suite provides real-time viewing of images to help further automate ultrasound workflow. Smart Results OB reporting and image management solutions help streamline a practice's workflow and prevent entry errors. The solutions are now available to customers in the United States and are expected to be available in Canada during fall of 2009.
Philips' Amy Lex, reported to DOTmed, "In today's selling environment we are constantly hearing from our customers the need to increase workflow and manage efficiency. We are hearing more people say they want to go paperless, but need a way to maintain excellent records. Smart Results OB Suite offers our customers a way to manage images, patient data, study information and provides a gateway to EMR," said the Lex, Senior Marketing Manager for Women's Health Care Ultrasound Marketing, Philips Healthcare North America.
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Philips Smart Results OB reporting solution helps remove time-consuming steps involved in ultrasound reporting for clinicians. The software helps to increase efficiency by integrating and automating the workflow process. Instead of manually entering exam information, checking measurements and transcriptions for accuracy, Smart Results OB takes data from an ultrasound system and automatically populates report fields to help save time and prevent entry errors. Reports can easily be shared with referring doctors via email or fax. Completed reports can be stored to an EMR system or PACS.
The solution produces reports that can be configured by the practice to meet its needs. The system can be set up to perform calculations according to personalized specifications and create related charts. Gestational tables, growth curves and pathology lists are all customizable and easily accessible via a workstation or through the Internet.
Smart Results OB reporting and image management solutions are compatible with Philips' and other major manufacturers' ultrasound systems.