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Project TitleCoral Review Medical Imaging Peer Review System
Track Code16093
Short Description

Software which enables efficient facilitation of a peer review program for diagnostic reports and images, as part of continuous quality assurance and quality improvement
 

Abstract

In a typical hospital or medical imaging clinic, hundreds of thousands of imaging scans (i.e. CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, etc.) are conducted on patients. These images are then viewed and diagnosed by a physician trained in detecting and diagnosing any abnormalities.   In most hospitals however, there are few or no effective quality assurance measures in place to ensure that these diagnoses are accurate.

Coral Review is a peer review tool which enables quality improvement for diagnostic reports and images.  Through promoting peer training and learning, the tool enables Physicians and Clinical staff to identify and share opportunities for learning and self-improvement. By promoting this learning amongst peers in medical imaging, peer review enables radiologists to identify and share opportunities for growth in their practice, resulting in greater overall quality of care for patients.  Coral Review allows clinicians to participate in peer review processes with minimal interruption to their clinical workflow.

Key Strengths

  • Web-based, intuitive system, allowing easy adoption
  • Embedded image viewer
  • Integrates into existing workflow and any existing RIS/PACS/EMR systems
  • Applicable to any medical imaging based program, i.e. Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology, etc.

Additional functionality includes: 

  • Facilitates a peer review program for diagnostic reports and image quality
  • Intuitive, fast, and easy-to-use
  • Step-by-step rules creation process to define peer review assignment based on various criteria
  • Allows both randomized and ad hoc reviews
  • Anonymized reporter and reviewer
  • Four-point score submission based on (ACR) (CAR)
  • Comments to identify learning value
  • ER discrepancy reporting
  • Enables dose reduction strategy
  • Data Analytics functionality with automated report delivery
  • Administrative functionality for system management

 
Tagsmedical devices, Software Imaging, ALL, Imaging and Image Guided Surgery Med-Tech, Devices and Software, TGHRI, Coral Review
 
Posted DateAug 11, 2017 11:31 AM

Program Lead

Leon Goonaratne, University Health Network

Project Status and Next Steps

In process of ISO13485 certification.  Currently in use at:

  • University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab)
  • Sinai Health Systems, Women’s College Hospital
  • Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, Queensway Health Centre)
  • Niagara Health System (Greater Niagara General, Douglas Memorial, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, and Welland Hospital)

Partnering Opportunity

Available for licensing

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Mark Taylor, PEng, MSc, MBA | Team Lead, Licensing and Commercialization | Technology Development and Commercialization | University Health Network | +1 (416) 581-7404 | Mark.taylor@uhnresearch.ca

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