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QA LifeHacks (instead of Q-Path/Ultralinq)
justinstowens@gmail.com
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Joined: 8/10/2011
Posts: 2


The cost of middleware (Qpath or Ultralinq) at my system is prohibitive of administration buying it.  I can't be the only one in this situation (right?).  I have attempted lots of arguments, but the relationships with the insurance companies & private rads groups has stopped any reimbursement arguments cold in their tracks.  Funds from the residency to purchase middleware for educational purposes are non-existent. 


So, I am currently performing QA "old-school".  The ultrasound images are transmitted from our machine in MP4 format to a computer where I look at them.  I can cut and paste screenshots into an excel spread sheet and, in that same sheet, provide typed feedback for the resident/attending as well as marked up images (arrows, text, etc).  I then save the spreadsheet as a pdf file to email the provider the results of the QA.  It is cumbersome, time consuming,  and, most likely, why Q-path was invented in the first place. 


My question for the group is: Does anyone else have this issue, and has anyone come up with a smoother less time consuming (not costly) process for providing QA feedback?


Any help would be much appreciated. 


-J. Stowens


 
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