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RedRick Technologies raising awareness about the benefits of optimized radiology reading room environments

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Improved productivity, referring physician communications and customer service support the transition to value-based imaging

MOUNT BRYDGES, Ontario, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RedRick Technologies, a provider of custom engineered ergonomic reading workstations, monitor mounting solutions and reading room environments, is attending the upcoming Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting on May 15 - 17, in Long Beach, CA. RedRick is raising awareness about the beneficial impact of a well-designed reading environment on radiology department customer service, clinical quality and productivity.

While much has been written about the impact of reading room ergonomics on radiologist health and productivity, there has been little discussion about the benefits of optimizing the overall reading room environment and location. Recently, work published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology has identified benefits of embedding subspecialty reading rooms in the relevant clinical area. The urgent need for radiology to shift from volume-based to value-based imaging, is also underscored by the American College of Radiology Imaging 3.0TM initiative. The radiology reading room should be considered another tool to support this shift.

"Increasingly, we are asked to help clients optimize existing reading workflow beyond radiologist reading efficiency," says Greg Patrick, President of RedRick Technologies. "While ergonomic, well designed furniture creates a critical foundation for maximum productivity, a well designed and optimally located reading room environment must be the overall goal. Our consulting services ensure that space design, environmental control, lighting, acoustics and workstations, all work together to support the needs of your department."

If you are attending the SIIM 2014 annual meeting, please visit us in booth 417, and attend the SIIM Educational Learning Lab|Optimizing Displays and the Viewing Environment for the 21st Century Radiologist. Saturday, May 17, 1:15 - 3:15, Room 201A. For further insights and ideas download our new white paper "How to enhance the value of radiology through good reading room design and siting", and view our latest on-demand webinar. Both provide insights from radiology thought leaders and include expert advice.

About RedRick Technologies

RedRick Technologies designs, develops, and optimizes reading room environments, and the ergonomic workspaces they synergistically incorporate. You know us best from our sturdy and carefully designed ergonomic workstations and monitor mounting solutions, however, our expertise encompasses space design, environmental control, lighting, and acoustics; all factors that must work together to optimize radiology reading room design. Over the last 12 years we have been helping our clients maximize department productivity, workflow, and space utilization, and ensure reading environments support the operational goals of both Radiology and the healthcare enterprise. Our four-step process ensures you maximize your department's productivity, workflow, and space utilization, through an optimized radiology reading room design. Let RedRick help you realize a reading environment that facilitates your transition from volume-based to value-based imaging. Learn more at www.redricktechnologies.com

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