Examining the end-user experience of the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620776
Title:
Examining the end-user experience of the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS)
Authors:
Smith, J; Kok, HK; Torreggiani, WC
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620776
Abstract:
The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is used to store and retrieve medical imaging studies in Ireland. The purpose of this audit was to obtain feedback from its end-users in relation to key NIMIS functionality and to understand their perception of its existing interface while identifying potential improvements. The results showed that, while the majority of respondents are satisfied with NIMIS, they identified a number of areas of concern. These included difficulty in identifying the appropriate code for a study, 88 (34%); dissatisfaction with ordering and viewing scans, 82 (32%); and a need for improved communication between end-users and local Radiology departments, with 104 (40%) unsure when to contact the department and 137 (53%) dissatisfied with the feedback they received in relation to requests. Respondents indicated that addressing these issues would improve the NIMIS end-user experience while allowing it to continue to meet current and future clinical needs.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
USER EXPERIENCE; MEDICAL IMAGING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jen
dc.contributor.authorKok, HKen
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, WCen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-30T10:55:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-30T10:55:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620776-
dc.description.abstractThe National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is used to store and retrieve medical imaging studies in Ireland. The purpose of this audit was to obtain feedback from its end-users in relation to key NIMIS functionality and to understand their perception of its existing interface while identifying potential improvements. The results showed that, while the majority of respondents are satisfied with NIMIS, they identified a number of areas of concern. These included difficulty in identifying the appropriate code for a study, 88 (34%); dissatisfaction with ordering and viewing scans, 82 (32%); and a need for improved communication between end-users and local Radiology departments, with 104 (40%) unsure when to contact the department and 137 (53%) dissatisfied with the feedback they received in relation to requests. Respondents indicated that addressing these issues would improve the NIMIS end-user experience while allowing it to continue to meet current and future clinical needs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subject.otherUSER EXPERIENCEen
dc.subject.otherMEDICAL IMAGINGen
dc.titleExamining the end-user experience of the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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