Wellstar MCG Health implements Exo Works and sees 47% increase in revenue capture

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | March 05, 2024 Ultrasound
Santa Clara, CA., March 5, 2024 — Wellstar MCG Health, formerly known as Augusta University Health, has implemented Exo Works™, a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow software from Exo (pronounced “echo”), a medical imaging software and devices company, to simplify and streamline ultrasound exam documentation, billing, quality assurance (QA), and education at the point of care across its healthcare system.

Working with Exo, Wellstar MCG Health has transformed its workflow to streamline imaging, QA, and documentation processes for staff to accommodate the rigorous demands of its emergency and internal medicine departments. The software easily integrates with the health system’s existing healthcare IT infrastructure, scales across all departments, and facilitates teaching novice ultrasound users—all of which contribute to an enhanced patient experience. Exo’s implementation and support systems ensure Wellstar MCG Health’s success in improving these processes. As a result, Wellstar MCG Health has been able to break even on its investment in Exo Works a mere three months following its implementation. Now nine months later, they have realized an impressive 203% rate of return.

“Working with Exo to get Exo Works implemented has been an outstanding experience,” said Lee LaRavia, DO, FACEP, Director of Emergency and Clinical Ultrasound at Wellstar MCG Health. “The Exo team has been eager to solve our challenges at the drop of a hat. After we implemented Exo Works, we immediately saw results.”

Exo Works is an intuitive workflow solution that makes it easy for physicians to document, review, perform QA, and bill ultrasound exams in seconds, from anywhere. The benefits of Exo Works extend beyond those in medical roles. Wellstar MCG Health was able to raise the QA percentage from 10% to 100% for POCUS exams. For a healthcare institution with residents and medical students, this is incredibly important since it means that every exam is getting screened to ensure consistent image and documentation quality, which translates to improved patient care.

In addition to the emergency and internal medicine departments, the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has started to pilot Exo Works as a solution for medical student ultrasound training and feedback.

“Exo Works has made my life easier by simplifying the process of ultrasound order entry and image capture. Rather than spending my time teaching EM residents how to do data entry correctly, I can focus on reviewing images and giving meaningful feedback. We are capturing a much larger percentage of the images obtained in the ED which creates better ultrasound users and translates to better patient care,” said Daniel A. Kaminstein, MD, MSEd, DTM&H, FACEP, the Assistant Dean of Ultrasound Education & Director of Global Health at the Medical College of Georgia. “With Exo Works, the barriers to POCUS are significantly reduced, making this learning tool available to a greater number of our students and residents.”

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