3M Adds Templates to Fluency for Imaging

3M Health Care Business Group's Health Information Systems (HIS) division this week is rolling out dynamic templates and macros for 3M M*Modal Fluency for Imaging.

3M Fluency for Imaging is an artificial intelligence-powered speech reporting solution that helps radiologists create reports. Integrated into 3M Fluency for Imaging, the new enhancement enables radiologists to codify field choices and incorporate logic into their reports and insert information based on different clinical guidelines using a new variable field type.

"Our new dynamic templates and macros provide 3M Fluency for Imaging users the ability to automate processes and eliminate extra steps by enabling them to customize a framework that incorporates industry image scoring guidelines or individual decision trees directly inline with their report. This enables radiologists to spend less time on manual processes and clerical tasks, and more time on delivering care," said Michael Bee, 3M HIS' vice president of clinician solutions, in a statement. "The new capability also allows radiologists to save and share discrete data that would otherwise be lost when using traditional templates."

"Radiologists have many industry guidelines to remember and follow adding to the cognitive overload on them. Most of the tools we use to help remember next steps for patient and referring physician recommendations take radiologists out of their natural reporting workflow. With 3M's new dynamic templates and macros, radiologists can complete these tasks without workflow disruptions," said Dr. Arif Kidwai, president of St. Johns Radiology Associates in St. Augustione, Fla., in a statement.

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