Analytics solution aimed at DI
TORONTO – Thomas
Hough (pictured), President of True North Consulting & Associates Inc.,
has announced the market availability of Clearica3. TNC’s unique
decision support software is designed specifically to help Diagnostic
Imaging (DI) departments increase and sustain higher levels of
“For years DI has struggled with the lack of real-time operational
information for comparing today’s performance against yesterday’s and
for obtaining accurate “apple-to-apple” benchmark operational levels
between hospitals,” said Hough.
He added that, “Clearica3 now provides the DI community with both,
offering a level of operational information and insight unrealized in
Canadian DI. Optimizing existing resources within today’s healthcare
system is essential to meeting the Canadian government’s Wait Time
initiatives and we believe Clearica3 will be instrumental in helping DI
departments accomplish this.”
Clearica3 automatically collects and integrates real-time, disparate
data from the hospital’s RIS, PACS and DI modalities into a single
presentation delivery, providing valuable up-to-the-minute insight into
DI operations, which current hospital information systems cannot supply.
This information is presented in a user-friendly and visually rich,
web-based performance dashboard and STATCard reporting system.
The combination of real-time Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each
DI modality device, accompanied by a suite of institution-specific
STATCard Reports, enables Clearica3 users to quickly identify and
address operational performance issues before and as they arise.
Now with accurate, up-to-the-minute information at their fingertips,
users can make well informed, evidence-based decisions regarding
workflow and process changes to accelerate and sustain departmental
Clearica3’s dynamic DI Modality Utilization Gauges allow users to easily
track the progress of operational changes to specific modality processes
and provide immediate feedback if these adjustments improve the process
and are sustainable.
By using Clearica3’s Regional STATCard Reports, senior hospital
administrators will, for the first time, be able to obtain true
“apple-to-apple” DI operational benchmark comparisons between
participating facilities employing Clearica3.
Data from four different areas are measured and compared using
Clearica3’s “Gold Standard”, then presented in the same format for each
hospital, providing true one-to-one or one-to-many comparisons. In
addition, the software offers the flexibility for each user to select
specific levels of granularity for the display of information, enabling
comparisons across longer or shorter time periods.
“Clearica3 has been up and running within our facility for less than two
months, it augments data provided through traditional financial
reporting tools by providing real-time operational information by
modality that helps to explain what we see there. We are pleased with
the depth of operational intelligence as well as the ease of use and
look forward to Clearica3 helping us accelerate efficiencies through
each area of our department”, said Lynne Campkin, Director of Diagnostic
Services at Markham Stouffville Hospital, in Markham, Ontario.
Clearica3 is currently installed and operating in three sites within the
greater Toronto area - Markham Stouffville Hospital, St. Joseph
Healthcare Hamilton and Halton Healthcare Services. Clearica3’s
software-as-a-service offering is now available for purchase by
hospitals across Canada. For further information and to view a real-time
demonstration contact David Kwan, National Sales Manager - at
About True North Consulting & Associates Inc.
Insightful thinking and Best Practice Methodologies have made TNC a
trusted partner within the Diagnostic Imaging community for the past
eleven years. As an independent third-party consultancy, TNC has gained
a reputation for enabling healthcare facilities to attain their key
strategic initiatives in less time, with lower cost and less risk -
providing them with a much faster return on their investment. TNC’s
consortium of clinical, commercial and DI subject matter experts provide
strategic consultation, change management and pragmatic implementation,
focusing on accelerating operational efficiencies through new directions
in healthcare technology solutions.
For more information, please contact
Posted July 16/09.