Northside Radiology Associates, PC (NRA) is a large 70+ physician private practice group based in Atlanta,
Georgia. They are the largest radiology practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area and 25th largest group
in the United States.
NRA provides subspecialized professional radiology services to the Northside Hospital system, which include 3 hospitals and 52 outpatient imaging facilities spread across 17 counties in Georgia.
The Challenge: Improving Team Communication and Coordination
Northside Radiology’s large scale of operations presents communication challenges. Organizational contact directory information has been siloed in multiple media, including isolated electronic documents, personal phone contacts, and paper lists.
The problems with traditional directories are inherent in the media on which information is stored.
All users of directories, particularly physicians, need to be able to quickly find, manage, and share contact information.
How Measurecare Helps: mContacts
Measurecare has simplified team communication by consolidating multiple directories across NRA sites into one secure cloud-based platform. This information is made available for users on their mobile device through the mContacts mobile app. Users quickly find and reach their contact through the searchable directory lists. Since launching in August 2017, the app has seen 97% user adoption and has become an integral communication tool. More than two thirds of NRA users use the app at least once a week.
Directory information is easily managed by NRA administrators using the app. This ensures that contacts information is curated and presented in a uniform format across the organization. Over 500 unique contact entries have been created in multiple directories within the app.
Since its launch, mContacts has seen 97% user adoption and has become a valuable communication tool.
More than two thirds of NRA users currently use the app at least once a week.
In addition to personnel contact info, users can find site specific information. Every staffed NRA imaging center each has its own unique page with address information, frequently called numbers, staffing information, and other site specific data.
Integration of third-party scheduling software data gives users access to NRA personnel work schedule information within the app. This information is intuitively integrated into the NRA directory list as well as location specific directory pages. Users can review their personal schedules as well as those of their colleagues. Scheduling information is updated hourly to accurate reflect any changes.