Secondary Care

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust deploys Soliton IT

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has deployed a fully customised RIS from Soliton IT. 

New Cross Hospitals went live with Radiology+ in April 2016 and saw immediate benefits compared to their previous system. The system colour-coding meant that users had an at-a-glance view of schedules and the appointment system was intuitive with its click-and-drop functionality. The Radiology+ interface was concise and content-rich, showing every available tab, worklist, patient history and request cards all on one screen.

As Radiology+ was already in use in Southend University Hospitals and St George’s Hospitals, both sites were clear advocates for the Soliton IT solution – showing New Cross the system features in practice and presenting measurable benefits of the Soliton IT RIS application. After their site visits, the Trust had made their decision – New Cross opted for Radiology+ from Soliton IT.

The system was deployed through a ‘Train the Trainer’ model and one-to-one individual training with the Radiologists themselves.

Radiology+ is an intuitive and workflow driven application created specifically for the electronic management of Radiology departments. Working alongside PACS platforms, the application offers a detailed interface which incorporates all stages of Radiology processes; patient planning and appointments, resource management, results distribution and statistical analysis. Its workflow tools provide the expected data collection of a standard RIS but with additional features such as advanced user configuration, data sharing and appointment scheduling. Radiology+ differs from a typical RIS in that it is driven by Trust processes and focuses on department autonomy and workflow.

The company says the system provides time savings for healthcare professionals.

Stuart Simper, Group Manager for Radiology, New Cross Hospital “Soliton IT configured Radiology+ to our Trust’s preferences. They adapted their application to improve our Radiology processes and have shown a can-do attitude throughout. We were delighted with the amount of customisation that we were offered – I really felt like a customer”.

Sue Whitehouse, RIS Manager, New Cross Hospital “The ability to drive so many Radiology functions from one screen – and quickly – was welcomed by our Trust. Soliton IT has consistently shown competence and a positive attitude on this project”.