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While it was once true that creating a synoptic template required a significant investment of time and resources, that’s no longer necessarily the case. Thanks to a growing library of online, peer-reviewed templates, it’s easier than ever to get started with synoptic reporting. Templates are currently available from both the College of American Pathologists and the Radiological Society of North America. These templates can provide a great starting point for the development of your own, which you can always customize to suit your practice’s individual needs.
What’s more, our staff will work with you to assist in developing templates. We’ve helped develop templates for cancer screening and surgery, pathology protocols, and have even general templates for prenatal screening and coumadin monitoring. By taking advantage of available resources and our extensive experience, developing synoptic templates has become much simpler and easier than it once was.
It might be easy to just speak into a recorder or phone piece, but research has shown that this method produces less complete reports than synoptically-coded, templated reports. Narrative reports are also prone to transcription errors, requiring additional proofreading once finished to ensure report completeness and accuracy.
Synoptic reporting on the other hand, requires very little transcription or text input, relying on templates, checklists and other coded information to help ensure report completeness. With an electronic synoptic reporting system like Synoptec, drop down menus, radio buttons, and branching forms that respond to contextual information (patient gender, for example) and data validation tools all help to ensure report accuracy and completeness, without the need to purchase expensive (and potentially error-inducing) transcription services.
We’re more than happy to provide an in-depth demonstration of how Synoptec can help your clinic or practice. If you’d like to schedule a live demonstration, we can answer your questions directly and help make sure you understand exactly what Alinity can do.
Of course, sometimes it can be difficult to find the right time for stakeholders to meet. That’s why we offer an extensive video library with overview and training videos; sign up and you can see Synoptec in action for yourself, on your own schedule and at your own pace. And if you have questions at any point, feel free to gives a call, send us an email, or take advantage of our live chat.