Document is being created based on previously created templates (animation displays creation of sample radiological report). Interface is composed of two parts: menu with suggestions and preview of currently created medical report. Software suggests order in which report should be created to enable user to keep track of key aspects and eliminate chances to skip essential elements.
Connotations allow to highlight a document part as very important and determine whether it has negative or positive influence on final diagnose. Furthermore connotations help doctor find segments of a report which are the most significant.
During creation of a medical report, medical specialists often need to do calculations based on, for example results of a measurement, patient age. upmedic enables attaching interactive forms which can do basic or more complex calculations, for example RECIST 1.1. Every upmedic license is equipped with RECIST 1.1 form.
upmedic was developed for every employee working in medical field, who creates medical documentation. Our software has built-in editor, which enables you to create custom forms. Those forms can be then be used during creation of new document. Imagine situation in which medical facility needs to have a form to calculate circumference of a circle. Each user can create such a form with required logic to calculate needed circumference using given radius.
Forms are being created using blocks, which can collect user’s data, process it and then display the result of calculations. Animation shows a creation of form, which helps to calculate (approximated) circle’s circumference for given radius.
Computer programs struggle with automatic analyze of unstructured text. It is possible to search single words in text. Analyzing whole meaning of expression or analyzing neighborhood of searching word is rarely seen. We believe that structured reports will ease finding exact phrases and meanings (for example, whether given organ is healthy or not). Creating structured reports using upmedic software enables doctors to provide more information about patient than using traditional techniques. Furthermore, computer programs can later analyze this knowledge. Systematic approach to creating reports by upmedic software allows to eliminate contradictory diagnoses. This functionality serves to reduce human error which makes it an excellent extension to already existing RIS systems.
upmedic reduces time needed to create single report, by eliminating use of keyboard. Analysis of radiologists’ working habits shows that most of their time is being spent on typing long texts and repeatable phrases on keyboard. Commonly used technique is ‘copy-paste’ method, which however, increases risk of making an error. Premade diagnose forms can have minor divergences with actual patient condition. Those divergences are extremely difficult to notice. To resolve that, upmedic’s database has a large number of short phrases categorized in sections, subsections, concepts and properties. We decrease the cognitive load of a doctor by suggesting about four items to choose from. If database lacks of expected phrase, user can create his own property at any time. Analysis of more than 10 000 reports generated using upmedic, has shown that creating own phrases ad hoc is a rarely used option. Time difference between using “traditional” methods and upmedic’s enables to state that using upmedic software radiologist creates medical report even three times faster.
upmedic is not only a software, it is a group of specialists who focus on solving problems concerning every day work. We develop software for specialists who cannot afford to make mistake or waste time. With collaboration of radiologists we developed innovative solution which focuses on creating radiological reports from radiologist point of view. Time, comfortability and intuition are values that we have been following during continuous development of our software.
upmedic was designed with a spirit of individualism. We respect how our clients work and try to adjust our software to their needs. In case of not meeting your expectations by our software, please feel free to contact us and we will try to meet your expectations.