Posted on Jan 16, 2019
NIOSH “B Reading” is now online and efficient with DocPanel: Goodbye to the Mailing/Faxing/FedExing days
As a former B reader I remember dealing with the large and heavy envelopes of piles of X-Rays coming in the mail, wrestling the films out to figure out which was which, viewing on a lightbox, and hand filling out the forms to either mail or fax them back to the sender. Sometimes I would run out of forms and have to go copy some new ones. I knew there had to be a better way in this day of digital imaging and teleradiology.
Most of the Chest X-Rays are now digital. Why not allow the sender to upload them to DocPanel, have the form (ILO Calssificatoin form) online for the B reader to fill out electronically, and as soon as it is done- the report is immediately available to the client on-line! Welcome to 2019 and Happy New Year! To all those who would like a better way to manage this whole process.
That is what DocPanel has done- and now B reads and reports are completed in 24-48 hours – often sooner! Even if you have to deal with films, we can still set things up online so you can efficiently report the cases and have the reports immediately available.
Come ask DocPanel how to make your B read process smooth and efficient! (And of course, we can also handle CT scans etc. as needed, by subspecialists!)
About the Author:
Dr. Philip Templeton is the founder and chief medical officer of DocPAnel. He has an extensive background in both academic medicine and entrepreneurial medicine. A graduate and valedictorian at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, he did his internship in Medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital. His radiology residency was at the University of Maryland, where he also served as Chief Resident. He undertook his Thoracic Radiology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Academic highlights include: Thoracic Radiology Section Chief at Johns Hopkins and subsequently at the University of Maryland; Consultant Radiologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for ten years; and Radiology Professor and Chairman at the University of Maryland for ten years. His major academic interest was in the uses of CT and other technologies for examining thoracic pathology, with over 150 articles, book chapters, presentations, and exhibits on CT and MRI in the Thorax. He was a pioneer in the use of CT Fluoroscopy, lecturing and demonstrating CT Fluoro biopsy techniques nationally and internationally. He was a pioneer in digital x-ray and the use of PACS and teleradiology.