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Kestral Welcomes Fowler Simmons Radiology

November 2012

Fowler Simmons Radiology (FSR) is a brand new facility opened in the heart of Adelaide. FSR, South Australia’s first MSK speciality radiology practice, is operated by radiologists Dr Shaun Fowler and Dr Neil Simmons offering Musculoskeletal - XRay, CT, US and MRI.

FSR went live with Karisma, integrated with iSite PACS this year - beginning with 1xCT, 1xXR, 3xUS and following it up with MRI at the start of October. Overseeing the project, Quentin McShane of Philips and other Philips staff ensured the iSite integration with Karisma was operating at the incomparable level that Kestral and Philips have come to expect from all our joint solutions.

On hand from Kestral, support consultant Asim provided system implementation, data configuration, integration, end-user training and support. Additional staff from Kestral were deployed remotely to help configure accounting, recommend hardware and assist with configuration.

Live day itself was relatively calm, owing to a restraint that meant no official marketing about the practice could be made until the morning of opening. With this calmer than usual environment, users were able to spend time and gain confidence with the system and work on procedures and processes to handle workflow, before the real rush began.

Upon getting a feel for Karisma, Receptionist Jodie Ainsworth, declared,

 “I love Karisma, it’s so smart.” And “[The] F7 key is our favourite.”

Instrumental to such a smoothly run go-live day, FSR Business Manager Emma Sutter ran the setup of the new site; from site building works and marketing, all the way to system implementation. Staff at FSR are all high calibre users with most having many years of private radiology experience; and Dr Fowler is already a proficient user of Karisma.

Kestral would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Emma Sutter, Drs Fowler and Simmons and the rest of the FSR team in the completion of this Karisma/iSite project. We look forward to playing our small part in the future success of Fowler Simmons Radiology.

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