Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital in Casa Grande, Arizona, has successfully deployed Radar Medical Systems’ RADAR for enhancing productivity and securing communication.

RADAR is a secure healthcare communication platform that provides automated, secure delivery, receipt and confirmation of any type of healthcare communication.

Casa Grande uses RADAR, a HL7 compliant in connection with eRAD PACS for closed-loop communication.

The radiologists can use the system to send a message to technologists if they find a discrepancy on the plain film overreads they perform.

Prior to RADAR, Casa Grande used a manual system to contact referring physicians and to track results of those communications.

"We have proof that we have contacted our referring doctors, and we can run HIPAA-compliant reports in seconds."

Casa Grande RIS/PACS administrator Toan Bui noted that a more secure process is a strong advantage on the compliance front.

"We have proof that we have contacted our referring doctors, and we can run HIPAA-compliant reports in seconds," Bui said. "Not only can we track communication activity in RADAR, as opposed to a spreadsheet, we can also measure the productivity gains we’re making."

In addition, RADAR, being a cloud-based software service, requires no client footprint, no installation and no long-term commitments.

Radar Medical Systems director of sales Florence Present added that by automating physician communications and having a secure process in place, Casa Grande has streamlined its workflow.

"This enables them to focus on patient care, instead of losing productive hours to managing a paper trail or to repeated follow-up attempts," Present said.

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, a 177-bed, not-for-profit community hospital, provides comprehensive care to Casa Grande and the communities of western Pinal County.