Establishing a routine screening program having a profound impact on patients
The Lung Cancer Screening program at MCI is one of the busiest in the nation. MCI selected Nuance solutions for the ability to track eligible patients; manage and enable communications with patients; create diagnostic reports; and seamlessly connect to pathology, Electronic Health Records (“EHRs”) and cancer registries. MCI adopted PowerScribe Lung Cancer Screening, PowerScribe 360 Reporting, PowerScribe Workflow Orchestration, and PowerConnect Communicator to support its high-volume, high-value community lung cancer screening program.
“You need a system that’s HIPAA-compliant, can talk to your EHR, accurately renders the radiologist’s narrative, and keep all reports and imaging together. Nuance is the glue that keeps this all together for us,” says Dr. Juan Batlle, chief of thoracic imaging at Baptist Health South Florida and the Miami Cancer Institute. “Nuance helps us to make sure no cancer diagnosis falls through the cracks.”
In the program’s first three-and-a-half years, MCI scanned nearly 2,500 patients, with 3 percent of them requiring follow-up testing. Of those, MCI found and treated 26 proven cancers, 86 percent of which were early-stage.
“It is an honor to work with organizations like the Miami Cancer Institute. They’re having a profound impact on patients’ lives, and we are proud to support their successful program with technology that offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for detecting lung cancer,” says Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager of Nuance Healthcare’s Diagnostic Division.