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Table 1 Pre-procedure differentiator

From: Orders- Versus Encounters-Based Image Capture: Implications Pre- and Post-Procedure Workflow, Technical and Build Capabilities, Resulting, Analytics and Revenue Capture: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper

Key differentiators: pre-procedure Orders-based image management Encounters-based image management
EHR build required Large, including orders build and procedure dictionary maintenance concerns Medium, including accommodation of new and varied workflows
Order placement during encounter scheduling Clinically relevant order may drive downstream resources and workflows Resource and workflow automation not possible
Order placement during encounter pre-procedure Required, intrusive on workflow if done by provider or staff Not required
Defining body part or procedure before imaging performed Inherent in the order Not readily available for most capture devices and applications
Defining laterality and specific anatomical position Inherent in the order Not readily available for most capture devices and applications
Clinical workflow for encounter-based imaging specialties Challenging for clinicians and may impact acceptance and compliance with workflow More intuitive, but if goals cannot be met will impact historical searches, analytics and subsequent viewing