Health Technology Company Scanslated, Inc Leads the Way in Patient-Centered Radiology
DURHAM, North Carolina, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new study shows that interactive plain-language radiology reports from Scanslated Inc. will empower patients and lead the way in patient engagement.
The news comes from a recent 5-month study of 16,735 individual patients and their radiology reports, published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (February 2022) (JACR). The authors of the study show that an innovative software developed by Scanslated Inc. (Tampa, Florida) creates real potential for increased patient understanding and engagement, a key to better healthcare.
“That’s great, thank you for demystifying a medical report!” – Study patient, 55 years old
The study found that patients spent 3x more time interacting with Scanslated’s user-friendly interactive content compared to traditional radiology reports, representing a significant increase in patient engagement. 84.7% of patients said the definitions and diagrams helped them understand their report, and 86.7% of patients approved of an overall positive experience viewing their report online.
“I feel so much more informed and empowered to understand and discuss my illness and treatment options with my doctor.” Scanned patient, 66 years old
As reported in JACR, the study was led by Scanslated Inc, a health technology company founded by radiologists that offers software to automatically convert the standard radiology report into an interactive, patient-centric webpage format. The study was carried out in partnership with Diversified Radiology of Colorado (Lakewood, Colorado), a large subspecialty private practice radiology group, and Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC (Map, Texas), an operator of imaging centers across United States. The study included all imaging modalities (radiography, computed tomography, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography) and types of examinations carried out in an outpatient private practice.
“Our mission at Scanslated is to empower patients, so we’re thrilled that patients find real value in our interactive patient-centric reports,” says dr. Nicolas Beferaassistant professor of radiology at duke university and CEO of Scanslated Inc. “Clinicians also benefit from more effective and better communication with patients. When patients are engaged and empowered, everyone wins.”
Scanslated’s solution may be timely. An increasing number of patients are viewing their reports online due to the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act. According to a study recently published by Massachusetts General Hospital, for 78% of providers, this led to an increase in patient calls and messages. A patient-friendly report may be the answer, as greater report clarity could mean fewer calls and reduced clinical workload for providers.
The results of the JACR study suggest that patient-centric reporting is real value for patients and may finally be feasible at scale. Scanslated’s software integrates with existing patient web portals, which means immediate and automatic delivery to patients without changing the physician’s workflow. This may be the new patient engagement strategy radiology has been waiting for.
SOURCE Scanslated, Inc.