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Radiology and Imaging Specialists increases workflow efficiency by implementing Avreo interWORKS

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MAY 12, 2014 - Radiology and Imaging Specialists announced they have chosen the Avreo interWORKS PACS Solution to manage their virtual reading capabilities for 7 hospitals and the PACS workflow for 11 radiologist owned imaging centers. Avreo interWORKS supports the needs of the local reading environment while supporting the growth of virtual reading services. Avreo interWORKS will also maintain a seamless integration with our private label PACS Harmony Optimizer to manage and balance the workload for the radiologists based on user based metrics.

Radiology and Imaging Specialists’ mission is to provide patients and referring physicians the most accurate, reliable, professional and courteous services available while utilizing the latest and most advanced radiology and imaging technology. As their imaging practice grew, it was clear a solution was needed to manage the workload of their large radiology group. Studies needed to be routed to the radiologists to create an equitable and efficient workflow. This concept became the inspiration behind the PACS Harmony Optimizer, a revolutionary software application that evenly distributes all completed cases to the radiologists allowing each radiologist to manage their time more efficiently. Created by Radiologists and computer engineers, the PACS Harmony Optimizer uses an automated proprietary algorithm to distribute cases in real time to any number of assigned users, increasing productivity and efficiency and improving profit and patient satisfaction.

“By adding integration with PACS Harmony Optimizer, radiology groups now have additional strategies and capabilities to manage their internal organization while providing rapid turnaround time to their patients and referring physicians,” stated John Ciccarelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Avreo. “The rules based algorithm of PACS Harmony Optimizer gives Radiology and Imaging Specialists an advantage to easily route studies to the most appropriate Radiologist while balancing the workload of each Radiologist.”

“We selected Avreo interWORKS as we found it to be the most advanced and flexible solution available. It works for both small and large radiology groups. Avreo’s forward thinking and cutting edge technology blends well with the innovations at PACS Harmony. The PACS allows us to expand our virtual reading environment while increasing efficiency of our imaging practice as a whole,” explains Dr. Michael Esposito, Board Certified Radiologist at Radiology and Imaging Specialists. “Avreo’s ability to seamlessly integrate with the PACS Harmony Optimizer revolutionizes the way we provide healthcare to both patients and physicians.”

About Radiology and Imaging Specialists

Radiology and Imaging Specialists has provided imaging services for more than 40 years. Our first imaging center began with three physicians and one small office. Since then it has grown to be the leading radiology provider in Polk County, Florida. Currently, Radiology and Imaging Specialists has approximately 28 physicians, five imaging centers and are affiliated with Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital, Bartow Regional Medical Center, Bert Fish Medical Center, South Florida Baptist Hospital, Gessler Clinic and Bond Clinic. Their physicians, administration, and staff have built a thriving community based practice. Their board- certified physicians and experienced staff provide the highest quality of clinical care. For more information on our healthcare organization, visit our website at www.risimaging.com.

About PACS Harmony

PACS Harmony was created by radiologists, computer engineers and IT professionals with a combined experience in radiology of more than 30 years. Having intimate knowledge of the workflow in hospitals and in radiology groups, they created a system that efficiently distributes cases in real time. The result is Optimizer: a revolutionary software that works seamlessly with virtually any PACS, to fairly and evenly distribute cases to the doctors which allows physicians to manage their time more efficiently — maximizing both profit and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.pacsharmony.com.

About Avreo

Avreo, founded in 1997, is a leading provider of EHR for Radiology to extend traditional RIS, PACS, Dictation, Transcription, and Distribution functionality to excel in distributed reading environments and meaningfully communicates with enterprise healthcare systems. Whether your healthcare organization is a hospital, radiology reading group, or ambulatory imaging facility, Avreo offers a solution to support the workflow needs of your busy practice while bringing radiology to the forefront of the overall healthcare discussion. Avreo is a privately held company based in Charleston, SC. Avreo offers our solutions on an operational (fee/exam) or capital acquisition payment model.

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