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Take Your Orthopedic Practice Where You Want It to Go

September 7, 2021

In your orthopedic practice, it’s critical to have access to images quickly wherever and whenever you need them. In the operating room, access to images and surgical planning tools is essential for efficiency and high-quality care. With patients, sharing images supports patient-physician collaboration and patient-centric care. As we adjust to a new normal during COVID and beyond, supporting new work-from-home structures is equally important. And it’s critical that clinicians can access images on all types of devices, whether it’s a PC, tablet or phone without the need for VPNs or expensive workstations.

The Exa® ORTHO platform from Konica Minolta provides your orthopedic practice with the features and tools needed to access images anywhere so you can optimize and simplify your workflow. Konica Minolta has deployed an entirely Web-based, Zero Footprint (ZFP), software platform with advanced features and tool-sets specifically for the orthopedic practice. Optimized for orthopedics with specific functionality, Exa ORTHO also provides the exceptional speed and workflow efficiency in the same robust back-end of our enterprise imaging solution.

Exa ORTHO is also packed with features that streamline diagnosis and surgical planning. It offers a full range of precise measuring tools and related features available at all PCs. These include distance, angle and Cobb angle measurements as well as labeling for spine images. The sophisticated image viewer also provides a comprehensive selection of standard tools, such as window/level, zoom and magnify. A unique Bone Enhancement tool offers improved image quality for overweight patients and under-penetrated images by allowing the user to customize image sharpness, enabling a more confident diagnosis.

An innovative pre-operative planning module enables selection and storage of key patient images from multiple exams into a single surgical planning patient file. Templating and other relevant surgical information can also be merged into this customizable file, which is easily accessible from the Worklist. No more searching through multiple exams or scrolling through image stacks for the information you need. Save it once, then access it with a single click in the operating room or anywhere at any time.

No more waiting for images to load

With Exa ORTHO, orthopedic surgeons have instant access to images anywhere and from any device, including Apple, PC, tablets, and smartphones, regardless of location – in the operating room, exam rooms or office. The Zero Footprint viewer also offers full diagnostic toolsets and viewing capabilities from any computer. ZFP allows for immediate viewing on any consumer grade PC with no downloads, plugins or installations necessary.

Whether the prior exam is days, months, or years old, it will open as fast as exams performed today, in your clinic.

Whether the prior exam is days, months, or years old, it will open as fast as exams performed today, in your clinic.

Server-Side-Rendering means the server is doing all of the work instead of each individual workstation. DICOM data does not need to transmit to each workstation because it is all done at the server.

No prefetching is required, and this results in fast access regardless of the internet connection. You can now immediately receive all relevant data that is desired by the physician, rather than pre-fetching all data and waiting due to slow connection speeds. Server-side-rendering enables system speed regardless of larger file sizes from newer acquisition modalities.

Server-side-rendering also helps to reduce the workstation hardware technical requirements, because the server is taking on the workload of image rendering. This will extend the performance of existing PCs.

Design it your way

Any practice can utilize the Customer Workflow Engine within Exa ORTHO to build the workflow based on your specific practice needs. Choose from the drag and drop status options to design your preferred imaging workflow. The ability to define the entire process step-by-step allows for the most efficient and productive procedure.

To foster clinical collaboration, Exa ORTHO allows you to easily share images and reports with referring physicians. You can provide direct access to the PACS with a Worklist of their patients. Or you can send the images and reports to the referring physician’s EHR.

Track performance metrics and workload live with an easy-to-read dashboard. Information such as daily exam volume, radiologist performance, and which referring physicians are ordering the most profitable exams is readily available. Dashboard charts are customizable to show real-time data and overall performance summaries.

Exa ORTHO is the ideal solution to maximize clinical productivity, minimize demands on healthcare IT resources and infrastructure and foster collaboration with referring physicians. With Zero Footprint technology, server-side rendering for fast image access, tools for surgical planning and customized imaging workflows, Exa ORTHO helps you take your orthopedic practice where you want it to go.

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