The cover story entitled “Bridging the Gaps” by Kathy Hardy in the April 2018 issue of Radiology Today (vol. 19, no. 5 , pp. 10-13) looks at how IT can streamline breast imaging workflow. The article highlights Baptist Health, a multihospital health system that serves south central Alabama. Tina Hodge, BSRS, RT(R)(M), their breast health clinical operations manager, discusses some of the challenges they have faced, and how they use Laurel Bridge Enterprise Imaging software to automate their women’s imaging workflow in the face of merging practices and increasing technology, accreditation and customer service demands.
By deploying Laurel Bridge Enterprise Imaging Workflow Solutions across its three breast imaging centers, Baptist Health dramatically improved efficiency by removing manual steps and streamlining the imaging workflow. The Laurel Bridge solutions used by Baptist Health support unified data identification, retrieval and distribution across its breast imaging centers, effectively expediting the retrieval of relevant prior images.