It is important to convey that this process is not fundamentally reliant on IT infrastructure. The key factor to having a successful IT backbone, is having effective, simple processes. The widespread adoption of PACS allows for the remote and local viewing of radiographs from our own hospital and those on other sites.
The department uses Bluespier as its EPR, and uses this to record the outcome of the Virtual Clinics. Bluespier also generates the letters to the patients and GPs following the Virtual Clinic. This also allows effective audit as complete, accurate data is entered at the point of care.