RSNA: Intelerad highlights MU plans, peer review, mobile tools
Intelerad shared its meaningful use (MU) certification plans and unveiled peer review functionality at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

Intelerad stated it anticipates that InteleSuite RIS/PACS will achieve complete MU certification by the end of the first quarter of 2012.

The company demonstrated its embedded Peer Review tool, which presents requests to carry out peer review to radiologists within their regular reading and reporting workflow. Radiologists are requested to conduct a peer review when they open a prior study case that has been flagged for review or they have the option to complete it at a later point in time from their peer review worklist. Organizations can set peer review quotas per radiologist that pertain to the specialty and qualifications of the radiologist.

The Intelerad Peer Review scores are accessed through a web portal and the tool can be included with Intelerad's IntelePACS, InteleOne or InteleSuite products. It can be integrated into third-party reading environments as well, according to Intelerad.

The company also showed its InteleConnect smartphone and tablet interface, which enables communication of radiology reports, images and critical results to referring physicians. Also new is a mobile application that notifies physicians immediately when new messages, critical alerts or result notifications are available via the portal.