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Creating ICANL-Compliant Nuclear Cardiology Reports is Very Difficult

Nuclear Cardiology labs must be accredited by ICANL, ACR or the Joint Commission.  Most cardiology practices are accredited by ICANL.

The hardest part of securing & maintaining ICANL Accreditation is complying with their stringent final report standards.

If your Nuclear Cardiology Customers are using frustrating software, voice dictation or fill-in-the-blank text templates, they are experiencing a significant burden on their time and attention.

Not to mention risk and stress every year & a half from ICANL audits & re-applications.

(2012 Standards Are in Effect Until March 15, 2017)

Starting March 15th ICANL is Going to Make it Even Harder

Starting March 15th, ICANL is adding a number of stringent new requirements to their final report requirements.

Your nuclear cardiology customers are going to need structured reporting software in order to have any chance of ICANL report compliance.

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“It makes me look like a genius”

“I love it.

I push a few buttons and it makes me look like a genius.”

Ishwara Sharma MD

Nuclear Interpreting Cardiologist, InterMed Associates

Our Solution Fits into any Office / Department:

All your customers need is a PC with Word

Sophisticated ICANL Error Checking = 100% Compliance

All report creation happens inside our automated MS Word Templates.

No applications, no databases to maintain.

They simply upload a PDF into their EHR.

Create Report

  • CNMT time = 2.5 minutes
  • MD time = 20 seconds to 1 minute

Save as PDF

  • MD immediately reviews & electronically signs
  • Save as PDF

Upload / Scan to EHR

  • Staff uploads / scans PDF into any modern EHR

“Fast and super-easy to use once you’ve done about 7 reports”

“Quickly produces complete, concise, ICANL compliant reports that are free from errors.

Very short learning curve.  Single-page reports are quickly digestible and can’t get separated by referring providers’ offices.

It’s fast and super-easy to use once you’ve done about 7 reports.”

Mark C. Goldberg MD FACC

Nuclear Interpreting Cardiologist, Camp Lowell Cardiology

Without Sophisticated Reporting Software, Your Clients Are Experiencing:

ICANL Problems

There’s nothing worse than having non-compliant reports during ICANL audits & reapplications.

Medical & Legal Risk

Medical errors, legal liability, and reimbursement recovery can result from incomplete, unclear or inaccurate reports.

Wasted Time

It takes a lot of time and intense focus to create error free reports if you don’t have good Structured Reporting Software.

A Poor Reputation

Referring MDs are irritated by unclear or poorly organized reports, ultimately leading to decreased referrals.

Unhappy Interpreting MDs

Interpreting MDs are frustrated by confusing or time consuming reporting. They are unhappy when they can’t express findings exactly as they please.

Decreased Profits

Transcription is expensive, and our competitors charge tens of thousands upfront and / or $400 & upwards per month.

Stress & Worry

Errors will occur without sophisticated error checking.  It is painstaking, tedious and draining to manually proofread reports.

Slow Report Turn Around

Irritated colleagues & preliminary / duplicate reports result from transcription & other slow reporting processes.

“I love it.”

I love it, the Interpreting MDs love it, the billing office loves it, & the turn around time is less than one day.

Thank you again!

Rebecca Stripling CNMT, Technical Director

Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates

Your Clients Have Problems if They Are Using Traditional Solutions:

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Non-Automated Text Templates

  • Demand up to 15 minutes / report to type in all ICANL elements
  • Demand intense concentration & focus
  • Will contain errors– since proofreading is manual
  • Cannot consistently comply with ICANL standards
  • Reports can vary widely between Interpreting MDs
  • Reports typically look unprofessional

Voice Dictation

  • MDs must dictate the entire report
  • Takes too much time
  • Takes more time correcting transcriptionists
  • Cannot possibly be ICANL compliant
  • Turnaround time can take days with transcriptionists
  • Preliminary (duplicate) reports are sometimes necessary, which confuses the patient’s medical record
  • Reports vary widely between Interpreting MDs

EHR / Dictation Template Customization

  • EHR vendors charge many thousands to customize
  • Labs must tell them how to construct templates
  • Templates are inflexible & unable to be further customized
  • Frequently not truly ICANL compliant
  • Awkward, ugly reports

Specialized Nuclear Cardiology Reporting Software

  • Very Expensive Upfront ($20,000 – $60,000) or
  • Expensive Recurring Fees ($400/month & up)
  • Messy & confusing user interfaces
  • Often not truly ICANL or ASNC compliant
  • Often produces messy, confusing, or multi-page reports
  • Web-based apps are usually rigid and non-customizable
  • Locally installed applications & databases require maintenanceconflict with your IT

“Would recommend to any size physician group”

“It’s intuitive to use; report creation is quick, and the final report looks nice.  It’s been a very helpful addition to our lab.

I would recommend the software to any size physician group reading Nuclear Cardiology studies to standardize the final report, which is the most important part of a myocardial perfusion study.”

Chris Gilles MD ABNM

Nuclear Medicine Medical Director, St. Mary's Hospital

Our Elegant & Affordable Solution:

The Template Reporting System

Automated Microsoft Word Templates.

Intuitive User Interface & Sophisticated ICANL Error Checking Algorithms with Corrective Messaging.

The Most Affordable, Most Convenient Option on the Market.

“Goes above & beyond to provide excellent service”

“Working with Jim is an absolute pleasure as he is extremely professional and dedicated, and goes well above and beyond to provide excellent service.

His process includes carefully listening to his clients, and generative discussions in which multiple different options are discussed, to help craft a solution that works well in your laboratory.

He was also available for questions, and special customization which further augmented our reporting software.

We have now fully implemented the Template Reporting System, are very proud of our final reports & have achieved IAC Nuclear Accreditation thanks in part to Jim’s hard work.”

Sheena Sharma MD FACC

Nuclear Interpreting Cardiologist, InterMed Associates

Built to Perform – For Your Clients.

We solve your clients’ report creation and ICANL compliance headaches.

Our sophisticated ICANL error checking & corrective messaging algorithms make it simple to create beautiful, clear reports.

Here’s How Your Clients Benefit:

100% ICANL Compliance

> 120 ICANL Error Checks & Corrective Messaging = no more errors, omissions or non-compliance.

Rapid Report Creation

20 MD seconds for normal images, < 1 minute for abnormal. CNMTs = 2 – 2.5 minutes per report.

Intuitive & Easy

User Friendly Interface keeps it simple and makes your job a breeze. Corrective Messaging keeps you on track.

Increased Profitability

One-Time Fee that is based on your volume is truly affordable for every lab. The most affordable option on the market.

(Justified) Confidence

Success message verifies that there are no contradictions, omissions, or ICANL issues for each report.

Pixel Perfect Reports

All spelling, grammar, punctuation & alignment is perfect. Organized for relevance & quick digestibility. Visually appealing reports.

Immediate Report Turn Around

Report is 100% Error-Checked & ready for electronic signature immediately after MD interprets images.

Improved Reputation

Crystal clear, concise & relevant reports, your branding expertly applied. Referring MDs appreciate you.

Happy Interpreting MDs

Quick & easy for Interpreting MDs. Unlimited custom sentences & option to describe defects clinically as well as scintigraphically.

Reduced Liability & Risk

Error checking reduces medical errors, legal liability, ICANL accreditation lapses. Also protects you against RACs & insurance audits.

Quick & Easy Implementation

You can be up & running a week from now. Intuitive interface, a live training session, online video tutorials.  Email, phone & screen-sharing support.

Zero IT Burden

Everything happens inside the Microsoft Word document. Nothing to install or maintain, no IT personnel needed. Just a PC with MS Word 2007 or newer.

“A very well written & supported application”

Easy, clear, concise and correctly communicated.  We are extremely pleased with the software; and would recommend it to anybody looking for an affordable solution.

Jim is one of a kind & very passionate about wanting to help others produce top notch documentation.

Jeffrey Harris, Lead Technical Analyst

SSM Integrated Health Technologies, St Louis, MO

Superior Nuclear Cardiology Reports:

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Relevant Results are Quickly Gleaned

Flawless Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Spacing & Alignment

Visually Appealing: Makes your Practice / Department Stand Out

“… closely aligned with the Standards.”

“Report structure and content is very good and also closely aligned with The Standards.”

(For a Lab Using the Template Reporting System)

ICANL Application Review Findings

Screenshots:

Nuclear Cardiology is Complex.

Reporting software should be as Simple as possible.

Our Intuitive User Interface makes it a breeze to Quickly create Perfect Reports.

Our Volume Based Pricing Makes User Friendly, ICANL Compliant Reports Affordable for All Your Customers

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Here’s What Your Customers Get for Their Money:

“Service & support exceeds my expectations”

Your software has satisfied the needs as well as the budget of our practice.

It’s very easy to customize, & the service and support exceeds my expectations.

Jana Boerger CNMT

St. Anthony Physicians, Shawnee, OK

Customization Options:

Your Customers Can Do it Themselves:

Short Online Video Tutorials show how to customize & use the Template Reporting System.

Or, we’ll customize it for them and train them remotely:

F.A.Q.

Common Questions About the Template Reporting System

Report Creation

How Does it Work?

Our software creates one thing:  ICANL compliant Nuclear Cardiology (SPECT/PET MPI) final reports.

The software is contained within Automated MS Word templates (.docm files) with built in programming & graphical user interface.

The templates are stand alone- they do not pull information from your hotlab software, RIS, or processing station.  All demographic & dosage information must be entered into the reports.  But this only adds about 30 technologist seconds per report.

All report creation happens within MS Word.  No external programs or databases are needed.

System requirement:  A PC with MS Word 2007 or newer

How Much Time Does a Report Take?

Technologists:  2 – 2.5 minutes per report.

Interpreting MDs:  Less than 20 seconds for normal images; less than 1 minute for abnormal.

Once the Interpreting MD is done, the report is complete.  It has already been error-checked for:

  • Errors
  • Ommissions
  • ICANL Compliance
  • Logical Contradictions
How Does the Error Checking Work?

For every section of the report you create:

  • Demographics / History
  • Stress Test / Dosages
  • Image Interpretation

You will press a button which triggers sophisticated error-checking & corrective messaging algorithms.

If you omit any ICANL-required report elements, OR if there are any logical contradictions in your report, you will notified with a specific message about what is wrong and exactly how to correct it.

If all required report elements are present & there are no contradictions, you will get a “SUCCESS” message indicating there are no problems.

Every report goes through ~ 120 error checks.

Does It Support PET MPI?

Yes and no.

It will create an ICANL compliant report for PET MPI stress tests.

It does not have functionality for absolute blood flow or PET viability studies.

Are Polar Plots an Option?

No.

We believe all reports should be 1 page in length.

Otherwise, when printed at healthcare providers’ offices, report pages tend to get separated which potentially causes confusion & mistakes.

Summed Stress Scores & Perfusion Defect Extent percentages are an option.

Implementing

How Soon Could I Be Up & Running?

If you want to customize yourself, just check out & your license key will be emailed to you immediately.  You can start using your templates as soon as you easily customize them using our video tutorials.  It’s not that hard.

If you would like us to customize your templates, we can usually have you up & running within 1 week after you pay & return the Customization Survey.

Can I Customize My Own Templates?

Yes.

If you want to save $500, we have video tutorials which are sufficient to enable you to completely customize every aspect of your templates.

We’ll still answer all your questions by email, but you won’t have live remote training on your customized templates, or phone / screen sharing support.

How Does the Pricing / Licensing Work?

We charge a one-time licensing fee (per site).

The license allows you to use your software forever, on up to 7 PCs per site.

For an extra $500, we will customize your templates precisely for your lab:

Also included with the $500 is:

  • A remote training session on your customized templates
  • Email support
  • Text support
  • Phone support
  • Screen sharing support if necessary
  • (We may first point you to 1 of our 20 video tutorials to answer your questions)
How Will I be Supported?

If you take advantage of the $500 Custom Setup / Training Package, you get:

  • Live remote training session on your customized templates
  • Email support
  • Text support
  • Phone support
  • Screen sharing support (when necessary)
  • We may first point you to 1 of our 20 video tutorials

We’ll always do whatever is necessary to resolve your issue.

Most of our customers don’t need any support after their first week; it’s all very intuitive.

Our corrective error messaging tells you exactly what to do if you get off track.

If you don’t take advantage of the $500 setup/training package, we’ll still support you via email.

Integration

What Kind of Technology Do I Need?

You need:  A PC with Word 2007 or newer in the Reading Room.

Optional:  Another PC with Word for the CNMT to complete their part of the report away from reading room.

If using more than 1 PC, a shared folder on a local server is handy (but not necessary) to manage the report files.

How Do I Incorporate Reports Into Our IT?

The final report is a PDF file, which can be easily uploaded or scanned into any EHR.

Our software is stand-alone.

It does not directly communicate with Image Processing Workstations, EHRs or hotlab software.

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