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Web-based EMR Tools Now Available in BRIT Systems' Roentgen Files

DALLAS, TX and CHICAGO, IL, November 29, 2009 – Today at the annual meeting of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA), BRIT Systems introduced new Web-based tools for Roentgen Files that expand workflow capabilities for radiology groups and departments that do not have an electronic medical record (EMR). BRIT has developed EMR-type tools as part of the company's next-generation, browser-based Roentgen Works family of radiology information technology products, and in anticipation of increased EMR/EHR adoption resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

The new Roentgen RIS EMR tools include computerized physician order entry (CPOE), creating and sharing Continuity of Care Records (CCRs), patient portals, enhancements to capturing patient allergy and drug information and patient communication tools. Also, Roentgen RIS now generates reports that are compatible with personal health records, such as Google Health

"For many years now, BRIT has said that PACS must become a component of an EMR. We now realize that our PACS/RIS solution may be the closest thing an imaging center has to an EMR," says Shelly Fisher, President, BRIT Systems. "Our near-term goal is not to provide a full function EMR, but to provide a set of tools normally associated with an EMR that can also communicate directly with EMRs and patient centric health information systems, such as Google Health."

The CPOE function in Roentgen RIS opens a Web portal for physicians to request procedures and view images and reports. Plus, radiologists and radiology departments will now have the ability to import, update and export CCRs in accordance with the ASTM Standard directly from Roentgen RIS. Imaging facilities and clinicians can enhance patient communication through portals that allow them to view schedules, exam, preparation information, images and reports online. Soon, these capabilities will be extended to the patients, as well. As with the other Roentgen Works products, tasks are achieved with browser-based technology and do not require any downloading of applications.

The Roentgen RIS Web-based EMR tools will be showcased in BRIT's RSNA booth 4014.

About BRIT Systems:
BRIT Systems is a technology company that provides custom, turn-key solutions for PACS, RIS and teleradiology, including ASP solutions. Founded in 1993 with the goal of providing affordable PACS based on standards, BRIT designs and deploys high-quality PACS/RIS based on the company's comprehensive understanding of radiology departments, medical imaging, networks, DICOM integration, security and highly-available computer systems. BRIT is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at

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