Healthcare Software Solutions (HSS) has announced the launch of its Independent Development Committee (IDC) with an inaugural meeting on 8th October. HSS is the largest independent RIS provider in the UK, with installations of its CRIS solution at over 175 sites nationwide. Its IDC will provide a focussed forum, representing the CRIS user community, to ensure future developments and operations are delivered in line with customer and industry requirements. A cross-section of Clinical Leads, Radiologists, Radiographers and Sonographers represented Trusts on the committee.
During the meeting, users were shown the CRIS Roadmap; enabling the committee to ratify planned developments intended to ensure that CRIS continues to evolve to maintain its position at the cornerstone of radiology reporting and workflow. Future meetings will include sharing best practice and business processes to ensure that all healthcare organisations gain full value for money from CRIS.
Frank Cook, RIS and PACS manager at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital says: “I think the meeting was very positive and a great start to the committee. CRIS, not PACS, determines the workflow in a radiology department. So a single efficiency improvement implemented by HSS can therefore deliver big changes and cost savings to the NHS.”
Chris Yeowart, Director at Wellbeing Software Group says: “I am very grateful to the committee members who gave up their time to represent the CRIS user community. As expected, the first meeting was more about defining terms of reference, which I think will continue to change. We need to establish a mechanism that will enable information to be received and disseminated between users, the committee and HSS, to ensure the forum is effective and representative. The IDC is a great opportunity to drive fresh innovation in radiology, especially now HSS is able to engage and react directly to real user demands following the transition from the LSP contracts.”
HSS is part of the Wellbeing Software Group.