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Industry Round Table Results ACEP 2017

Thanks to Matt Flannigan, DO, FACEP and Chris Bryczkowski, MD, FACEP

Respondents:

  • 83-91 POCUS members
  • 86.67% Ultrasound Educators
  • 11.11% Attending physicians
  • 2.2% residents 

1) Which ultrasound vendors are you using? 

  • 75.82% Sonosite 
  • 53.85% Mindray / Zonare 
  • 24.18% GE 
  • 13.19% Philips 
  • 4.40% BK / Ultrasonix 
  • 1.10% Toshiba

2) What EMR are you using? 

  • 46.15% Epic 
  • 29.67% Cerner
  • 13.19% Other
  • 5.49% Allscripts
  • 3.30% Meditech
  • 2.20% Medhost

3) What is your hospital’s PACS?

  • 25.30% GE
  • 19.28% McKesson
  • 18.07% Other
  • 10.84% Agfa
  • 8.43% Cerner
  • 7.23% Fujifilm
  • 6.02% Philips
  • 2.41% Sectra
  • 1.20% OnePacs or Siemens

4) Do you have a workflow solution?

  • 62.64% Yes 
  • 27.47% No
  • 9.89% Not yet but looking 
  • 41.76% Academic – single hospital 
  • 25.27% Academic – multiple hospitals 
  • 20.88% Both Academic and Community sites 
  • 7.69% Community – single hospital
  • 4.40% Community - multiple hospitals

5) What is your workflow solution?

  • 40.45% Qpath Classic
  • 6.74% Qpath E
  • 1.12% BK Hub / SonixHub
  • 30.34% Other
  • 21.35% N/A

6) Rank most important workflow features:

  • 5 – Barcode Scanner / worklist 
  • 5 – Images/reports from machine
  • 5 – Start exam on critically ill
  • 4 – Complete documentation on machine
  • 4 – Put Orders from machine
  • 3 – Text reminders for documentation
  • 2 – Exam ends automatically

7) Rank proposed software improvements for future

  • 5 – Customize worksheets
  • 5 – Push worksheet updates
  • 4 – Minimal demo page
  • 4 – Auto calculations
  • 4 – Worksheet independent preset
  • 4 – RegEx
  • 2 – Artificial Intelligence Software

8) What physical input device do you prefer?

  • 38.46% Touchscreen
  • 20.88% Trackball
  • 18.68% Trackpad
  • 2.20% Mouse
  • 19.78% No preference

9) Select preferred keyboard style

  • 62.64% Physical keyboard
  • 19.78% Touchscreen keyboard
  • 2.20% No keyboard
  • 15.38% No preference

10) If machine needs repair, what is a reasonable down time?

  • 56.04% < 24 hours
  • 32.97% < 48 hours
  • 6.59% < 72 hours
  • 4.40% < 1 week

11) Rank the following ultrasound machine hardware features:

  • 4 – Cord management
  • 4 – Transducer transition < 5 s
  • 4 – RFID badge reader
  • 4 – Barcode integration
  • 3 – Modular components easily shipped
  • 2 – EV transducer integrated
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