27 Nov 2017

Vitrea® Intelligence Practice Management to Enhance Wake Radiology’s Decision-Making Criteria

Real-Time Analytics Dashboard Points the way to Future Success Through Evidence-Based Management

November 27, 2017 – Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA – Vital Images announced today the implementation of financial integrations with Vital’s Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management solution at Wake Radiology of North Carolina. Wake Radiology engaged Paragon Consulting Partners, which advanced the solution from Canon Medical as a way to shift the radiology group toward evidence-based decision-making.

Vital’s Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management application was developed to make running an imaging business easier, according to Enterprise Analytics Marketing Manager, Geoff Clemmons.  He notes that many healthcare organizations have not yet embraced the principles of evidence-based management that have been gaining support in other sectors. “The evidence-based management tools within the suite reveal information healthcare leaders need to better manage their organization and referring physician base,” says Clemmons. “With its ability to shed light on ways to enhance revenue streams, Practice Management is helping imaging groups improve performance across the entire organization.”

Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management features include:

  • On-demand reporting on operational, financial and clinical data
  • Key performance indicator dashboard to manage sites, departments and resources
  • Scanner utilization analysis to optimize modality throughput, visualize patient wait times
    and equipment usage
  • Clinical report search by keyword
  • Checklist for follow-up recommendations

Wake Radiology expects the solution to support evidence-based management principles in its practice. “We engaged Paragon to help us find opportunities to improve revenues and efficiency,” says Wake Radiology’s Chief Information Officer Matt Dewey. “We need new ways to find answers to key questions – methods based on actual evidence – not assumptions. And Vital’s solution is helping us define them.” Dewey anticipates that Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management will allow him to find evidence-based answers to questions around issues such as changes in referral rates, radiologist staffing optimization, location distribution, hospital affiliation performance and more.

Paragon Consulting Partners’ Managing Partner Jef Williams states, “At Paragon, we are helping imaging groups make the shift in governance toward evidence-based decisions, and we’re partnering with Vital to implement the tools needed to support that progression. We are defining and developing key performance indicators that will help Wake Radiology manage its business and measure success in real time.” Williams notes that the baseline KPIs will evolve over time as Wake Radiology’s business changes. They are designed to support decisions that will improve turnaround times, better manage resources, decrease patient wait times and better utilize radiologists’ time, among other objectives.

Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management is available as part of a modular enterprise imaging solution that also includes Vitrea Vision and Vitrea Connection – progressive, tailored solutions for modular image management, workflow, visualization and resource planning.


About Vital Images
Vital Images is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and enterprise informatics solutions to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company’s solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com, or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

About Wake Radiology
Founded in 1953, Wake Radiology is the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging. It is the region’s largest outpatient imaging practice with nearly 50 radiologists who perform close to 600,000 procedures each year. It is the first outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle to earn the American College of Radiology’s prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation. Wake Radiology
is an independent, locally owned and physician-led practice that actively supports the local community. Learn more at www.wakerad.com.

About Paragon Consulting Partners
Paragon Consulting Partners serves the healthcare industry as seasoned, strategic business and management advisors. They specialize in assisting medical organizations with their IT and technology infrastructure needs, including enterprise imaging, system design and implementation, data management, cardiovascular information systems, radiation dose programs, remediation technology, vendor selection, practice management and staffing needs. For more information, visit www.pcpimaging.com.


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For more information contact:
Tara Schinke
Senior Marketing Specialist
Vital Images