DORISWith an index of 20+ million radiology and pathology reports throughout the state, the Dig Our Radiology Information System (DORIS) superpowers our radiologists. In the clinical setting, DORIS allows clinicians to quickly find comparison studies, collect interesting cases for presentations and educate trainees. Researchers are able to quickly create cohorts for retrospective research and push the reports and images for de-identification. DORIS is connected to PowerBI, allowing data analysts at IU Health to generate performance dashboards.
PipelinePipeline is the ‘pizza tracker’ of the radiology workflow. It is a web application designed to run at the nurses station in an emergency department, showing a list of all radiology exams for current patients. This list presents relevant information based on the exam status, changing phone numbers from modality technologist to radiologist as the exam is processed, displaying time stamps so clinical staff can follow up on exams that are delayed, and displaying the radiology report so they do not have to go into yet another system. Pipeline also functions for department radiologists, creating one worklist that collects data from the numerous EMR/RIS/PACS systems and allowing them to filter through most metadata for the exams they need to work on.
Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) guidelines are utilized to objectively measure and analyze tumor treatment response in patients on clinical trials. RECIST requires radiologist measurement of solid tumors longitudinally through time. This presents a workflow issue, as varying radiologists may incorrectly identify tumor targets and may report the RECIST measurements differently. The Imaging Informatics core describes a web interface that simplifies RECIST measurement tracking, performs RECIST calculations and generates standardized report text. This system was implemented as a standard of care for all solid tumor patients, including those not on clinical trials, at the local children’s hospital. This project is called the RECIST Calculator (RC).
Research Study Tracking and JANUSThe Research Study Tracking tool transformed the Office of Research Imaging (ORI) project tracking from a manual and paper-based process to a fully digital workflow. This tool collects the information about the study and keeps everything up-to-date through interfaces with IRB and financial services. ORI can report on all the active studies, funding and staff members as needed for equipment grants, auditing and projecting staff workloads. Whether it’s the imaging protocol, radiopharmaceuticals, staff members or much more, every question about an imaging research activity can be answered through the study tracking tool.
JANUS is the gateway to ORI. This tool allows investigators and coordinators to submit new projects, schedule patients for scans and request other services that ORI provides. JANUS coordinates ORI staff work and updates are provided in real-time for investigators.Office of Research Imaging