Solving budget issues
Even with clear and growing demand for diagnostic services, it is not always possible for a hospital to justify the purchase of imaging equipment. For a new or extended service, capital costs can be prohibitive and hospitals must also commit to the future costs of upgrades and replacements. Operationally, the hospital also has to find both the budget and the experienced staff needed to set up, manage and maintain a new department and service.
Alliance Medical delivers a comprehensive solution to these problems. You can work with a trusted and experienced partner who will fund all the immediate and future purchase costs and manage the new department to the standards you set. We will create an imaging department that becomes an integral part of your hospital, where you pay only for the scans and services you choose.
Rely on us
Alliance Medical have extensive experience of managing the end-to-end process of commissioning a new or extended scanning service. We work closely with you at every step to ensure that the new facility meets your clinical needs.
Our experienced staff will take you through each step of the process from building new accommodation, ordering your scanners and ancillary equipment, CQC registration, recruitment of staff and complete integration with all your hospital’s systems and services.
Our fully managed in house imaging service then provides on-going management of the facility so we provide the diagnostic imaging services your patients need but you retain control of standards and performance.
I would rate Alliance MR scan as A+ Outstanding. With such a brilliant team like we have at St Peter's, we are able to deliver an excellent service.
Flexible integrated service
Alliance Medical aim to be a natural extension of your existing offering to patients becoming another of your hospital’s many departments.
Our services are completely integrated with your RIS PACS systems and work seamlessly with your hospital facilities.
We can cover the receipt of referrals and booking of patients as well as the scanning service and full clinical reporting. As much or as little as you need. We are part of your hospital team.
The latest diagnostic equipment
Our service ensures that your hospital always benefits from the latest diagnostic systems. Our equipment is maintained to strict schedule, upgraded when possible, and switched out on a quick replacement cycle.
You can count on immediate back-up from our mobile service should you need it.
State of the art clinical systems for patients and referrers
Alliance Medical has recently made a significant investment in a new, state of the art, clinical system, which improves the quality of radiology services for both patients and referrers.
Patients benefit from this investment through greater consistency and efficiency in terms of how their referrals are authorised, booked, scanned and reported.
By having a single, centralised booking system, patients are able to choose an appointment date and time that is convenient for them and can elect to receive appointment reminders via a range of methods including telephone, email or SMS. Patients can also receive their scan preparation information by either post or email, and have the ability to complete their safety questionnaire online to reduce time spent within the scanning centre.
The ability to integrate seamlessly with referrers has been at the heart of the design of Alliance Medical’s clinical systems platform. A dedicated integration engine ensures that Alliance Medical can support a range of integration solutions including both HL7 and DICOM, and single or bi-directional interfaces. Furthermore, Alliance Medical has a dedicated team of interface specialists to support the workflow specification and interface design and development process.
If a full HL7/DICOM interface is not required, referring organisations are able to register referrals electronically via the Alliance Medical web portal, thereby speeding up the referral process and reducing clinical risk. The web portal is a fully secure environment and regular referrers have the ability to log in and view the images and reports or see the real-time status of mid-stream referrals.