Implementing Ordercomms (electronic requesting) in radiology

Date of next review: 

The use of electronic requesting for diagnostic imaging tests continues to increase across the healthcare landscape. In order to maintain the core benefits of paperless requesting, build additional value for staff and patients, and avoid new risks, it is vital that radiologists and other radiology staff work closely with clinical and IT colleagues in the procurement, implementation and ongoing deployment of these systems and their interfaces with other hospital systems. Ease of use and fast, effective two-way communication between the referring clinician and the radiology department remain the core features for a successful implementation.