As we noted in a recent blogpost, the workload of typical medical professionals like radiologists is on the rise. Thanks to the overwhelming amount of unstructured data (think images and patient health records) generated in the process, IT professionals are seeing the same trend as they attempt to figure out ways to manage the “avalanche” of data in a useful, efficient way.
For the example of a radiologist, IT solution provider Comport says:
“[A radiologist] needs to go back at least 2 years for the priors, and in complicated cases as far 10 years. Approximately 80% of the patients have had a prior exam. That works out to roughly 150 exams per day to be reviewed. If it takes 5 minutes per exam (it probably takes longer), you end up with over 10 hours for an average day.”
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Imagine all the unstructured data involved in those daily exams, and you’ll get an idea of how much must be stored and managed.
Doing some math, the folks over at Comport figure that IT pros can help save radiologists up to two extra hours per day (from a typical 10 hour workday) using workflow and data management strategies. That’s a big savings, which results in radiologists getting back a couple hours of life every day.
The IT solutions company offers five specific steps to improve radiology workloads with medical data management, including storage options, data retrieval speeds, workflow fixes, and more. Be sure to click through to read the whole post right here.