by Lisa Chamoff
, Contributing Reporter | December 13, 2019
Konica Minolta unveiled a new PACS solution for specialty practices and security enhancement technology last week at the 2019 RSNA annual meeting.
Build on the company's Exa Platform, Rede PACS2 is a web-based, zero-footprint solution designed for specialty practices, including orthopedic centers, urgent care facilities and family practices. The solution is intended for facilities with a 20,000 or less annual study volume that do not need advanced features such as mammography or billing.
“We give them the functionality of Exa based on their needs,” Kelly Martin, regional manager of healthcare IT at Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., told HCB News.
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Rede PACS2 is composed of Konica Minolta’s Custom Workflow Design Engine, which allows facilities to build a unique workflow based on its needs, and is accessible from any computer. It's tiered pricing is based on annual study volume.
The company also announced the launch of a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based solution for staff members to securely log into imaging systems. The idea behind it is to enhance security and ensure HIPAA compliance. In addition, the technology helps increase quality of exams by identifying technicians who are having trouble.
Another highlight was Konica Minolta's Insights dashboards, which analyzes information on system usage, such as exam volume, reject rates and reasons, and exposure levels and panel drops for the digital radiography CS-7 and Ultra systems and the Exa Enterprise Imaging platform.
"We’re creating value out of that data,” Steven Eisner, senior manager of inside sales and service solutions for Konica Minolta Healthcare, told HCB News. “It’s really about improving efficiency.”