Patient images, history and clinical reports are regularly shared with other trusts, when patients are seen at different hospitals.
The current system has inherent delays, as requests have to be submitted manually and it is not always clear which images are available.
The Regional Image Sharing Platform (RISP) is radically changing the way clinical images are accessed.
The secure platform means clinicians can instantly access and retrieve images, imaging history and clinical reports for patients under their care.
This allows doctors to make informed decisions about patients care, as well as reducing the risk of unnecessary re-imaging.
RISP, made possible thanks to funding from NHS England to support the 100,000 Genomes Project, has been designed, developed and implemented by a core team from UHB, who have worked closely with regional IT, PACS, Information Governance and clinical teams at the other trusts.
Following a successful pilot phase, RISP is available across a range of West Midlands trusts, helping improve regional clinical access to diagnostic imaging.