Veterans Health Administration Rolls Out Nationwide Critical Case Management Solution
Mountain View, CA – January 13, 2014 – Veterans Health Administration National Teleradiology Program (VA-NTP) is deploying its critical case management platform for all VA-NTP customers. Radiology staff serving Veterans in VA Medical Centers partnering with VA-NTP can get rapid turnaround for STAT Interpretations from NTP as well as continuous tracking of critical case data.
The number of VAs supported by NTP has grown over the past few years, from 30 to more than 80 medical centers with an annual volume in excess of half a million exams and significant growth in Veterans served. The program aims to ensure STAT exams and other critical cases are handled expediently, consistently and efficiently.
Using the new analytics driven workflow capabilities from HealthLevel, diagnostic radiology staff from all VA-NTP Medical Centers can collaborate efficiently across time zones with physicians and staff, and ensure information continuity across shift transitions. Foundations™ from HealthLevel, the platform providing this critical case management solution, allows VA-NTP to integrate multiple applications. According to Parag Paranjpe, CEO of HealthLevel, “This milestone is the fruition of a true partnership between the VA and HealthLevel that has delivered an excellent return on investment. We are pleased to see the VA-NTP benefit from the continued and expanded use of our analytics platform.”
About VA National Teleradiology Program
VHA National Teleradiology Program (NTP) is a national clinical entity, established by the recommendation of the Teleradiology Workgroup and the Chief Consultant for Diagnostic Services, to effectively leverage the existing radiology manpower and critical case coverage across the country. The program is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with reading centers in three time zones. NTP employs VA staff radiologists providing quality, subspecialty interpretations to our nation’s veterans. Currently serving over 80 VA Medical Centers, VA-NTP offers 24×7 operations with service-level agreements for turn-around time and quality metrics to its customers. A user of Foundations™ platform since 2011, VA-NTP has expanded its use to span reporting, data management, integration and analytics for IT, clinical, financial and operational personnel.
Founded in 2010, privately-held HealthLevel is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is the creator of Foundations, a SaaS healthcare business operations platform that integrates clinical, operational, and financial data. Foundations provides intuitive, configurable real-time analytics for all staff, including clinicians and administrators, enabling them to monitor and improve individual and corporate business performance.