RCR releases guidance on electronic requesting for scans

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

May 27, 2022 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released an updated guide for implementing ordercomms (electronic requesting) in radiology.

The use of electronic requesting for diagnostic imaging tests continues to increase in healthcare, noted the authors of the RCR document.

"In order to maintain the core benefits of paperless requesting, build additional value for staff and patients, and avoid new risks, it is vital that radiologists and other radiology staff work closely with clinical and IT colleagues in the procurement, implementation and ongoing deployment of these systems and their interfaces with other hospital systems," they wrote.

Ease of use and fast, effective two-way communication between the referring clinician and radiology departments remain the core features for a successful implementation, the authors stated.

The full document is available on the RCR's website.

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