Phoenix Children's Hospital
How do we minimize the inefficiency associated with repeat scans?
Drive standardization of imaging protocols and ensure consistency in protocol usage by all operators across the organization.
Analyzed all imaging protocols; identified redundancies in the protocol exam cards and inconsistencies in their usage.
Simplified and standardized imaging protocol worklist by removing 60 unused or redundant exam cards. Introduced a process to ensure consistent use of the exam cards by all operators.
Reduction in repeat scans of 7% points; Reduction in change-over time of 20+ minutes, leading to improved patient and staff experience.
Results are specific to the institution where they were obtained and may not reflect the results achievable at other institutions.