Volpara unveiled Volpara Enterprise 2.0 software, which helps breast imaging providers deliver personalized breast screening, at last month’s Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago. Designed to support large or small enterprises, VolparaEnterprise software enables breast imaging providers to provide objective evidence to demonstrate compliance and quality of care.
VolparaEnterprise software, which was commercially launched in 2016, delivers key performance indicators for hundreds of performance and quality metrics, including positioning, compression, and equipment utilization. Further, because it’s updated with every mammography or tomosynthesis exam, the VolparaEnterprise ConstantQuality metrics may help facilities comply with the FDA’s new EQUIP inspection program.
Updates to VolparaEnterprise 2.0 software include additional data and analytics tools to help improve imaging providers’ understanding of their performance and provide better understanding of their patient population and referral patterns. A new technologist-specific dashboard enables technologists to monitor their own performance, and the new technologist Quality Quadrant diagram summarizes staff performance on patient positioning and compression to identify training opportunities.
Mindy Shikiar, vice president of operations at Fla.-based Boca Raton Regional Hospital, says the software has been a boon to operations. “With real-time, objective information, we no longer have to wait for [American College of Radiology] accreditation or for a radiologist to complain about inferior images to learn about quality concerns,” Shikiar says. “We are now beginning to use VolparaEnterprise to reshape the training of our technologists.”
What’s more, VolparaEnterprise software provides Clinical Quality Measures sought by payers to justify supplemental screening. The objective assessment of volumetric breast density helps reduce time spent by radiologists and technologists on recalls that are not clinically beneficial, such as ultrasound on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System A/B scale breasts inadvertently deemed “dense” due to subjective assessment of density.
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