In some markets, highly-qualified staff is hard to come by and a relevant cost factor. In addition, some procedures are just less common than others. This leads to a situation in which not all technologists can confidently realize all examinations at the same high standard. As one result of this, not all procedures can be offered at all sites at all times.
syngo Virtual Cockpit, a software for remote scanning assistance, lets you make the most of your imaging devices. With remote scanning assistance you can transform care delivery and achieve a higher level of standardization that leads to more accurate diagnoses.
Virtually share in-house expertise across teams and sites. Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS) in Switzerland knows just how to do it with syngo Virtual Cockpit.
4 situations when you’ll need to know about remote scanning assistance
- Remote support for routine examinations
Less-trained technologists can always call on a colleague for live support
- Remote support for rare and challenging examinations
In cases of rare or advanced examinations, a remote expert can assist in protocol adjustment via chat and voice.
- Overcoming bottlenecks due to vacation periods/illness/nightshifts
Personnel from other sites can fill in remotely assisting personal on site.
- When training less-experienced technologists
Staff members get hands-on training remotely – while keeping quality high.
Features and benefits
Boost confidence by sharing in-house expertise
Do you have more advanced procedures on your horizon, and are you looking for well-trained staff so you can achieve top standards? Highly-qualified personnel are scarce, and that's a relevant cost factor.
Re-think the way you work as team and increase workforce productivity: syngo Virtual Cockpit is an IT solution that makes your experts’ knowledge accessible across sites in real time. In cases requiring advanced skills, technologists can always call on an expert for live support.
Enhance patient satisfaction by improving availability
Patients are becoming more informed and demanding. They’re knowledgeable, they shop around, and they want easy access. You need to offer them a wide range of scans at their preferred location with no wait time.
Even in times of staff shortage, you can offer all your procedures at all your locations – because your experts are now available everywhere. Patients have more convenient access to a nearby scanner site, they can be scheduled quickly, and they'll enjoy a shorter wait time.
Relieve cost pressure by enhancing flexibility
Are you looking for new ways to make healthcare delivery more productive? You'll need to reduce unwarranted variations, make procedures more efficient, and open up additional revenue streams.
By sharing expert knowledge throughout your enterprise, the syngo Virtual Cockpit software promotes a higher degree of standardization and lets you reduce unwarranted variations, resulting in higher productivity and diagnostic consistency. The ability to include even the most advanced procedures – like cardiac and prostate imaging – at every site also makes it possible to generate additional revenue.
The heart of the procedure consists of a senior technologist assisting a colleague. The expert performs routine exams at a scanner while simultaneously providing remote assistance.
A more extensive setup would centralize all expert technologists in one room.
syngo Virtual Cockpit isn't commercially available in all countries. For regulatory reasons, its future availability can't be guaranteed.
Precondition: Expert-i enabled modality from Siemens Healthineers.