Boris Zavalkovskiy, President and CEO, BRIT Systems
Since the turn of the century, as the healthcare industry gradually transitioned away from paper-based patient records to their electronic counterpart, forward-thinking leaders started envisioning a future where an individual’s full medical history can be digitally viewed. Even today, however, EMRs still do not store imaging data, particularly, diagnostic imaging data; this is hindering the healthcare arena from generating a complete electronic patient record. Adding to this issue is the disparate and siloed data generated from various imaging equipment, enhancing the need for inter-system data migrations and driving instances of information loss and undesirable expenditure of time and resources. As a result, the current healthcare arena is in dire need of a solution that can help them bridge the gap between diagnostic imaging data and EMRs.
Enter BRIT Systems, a Texas-based medical device company that provides custom and turnkey medical imaging solutions for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology Information systems (RIS), and teleradiology. “Our portfolio offers the ability to generate a complete medical record by archiving medical images and making them accessible to caregivers,” says Boris Zavalkovskiy, president and CEO of BRIT System. BRIT mainly bypasses data migration challenges with its ability to seamlessly share and access imaging data across two parallel product deployments in different healthcare facilities.
The company’s portfolio comprises both legacy and cloud versions of its hardware and software to allow healthcare providers to choose the solution that best suits their needs. BRIT’s ability to provide a continuum of care through seamless image sharing across multiple facilities/departments can be attributed to its vendor-neutral archiving capability.
Apart from its PACS and archiving capability, the company also offers sophisticated worklist management for radiologists, an enterprise image distribution solution, and more, backed by extensive studies and BRIT’s reporting intelligence, which enables effective analytics data-driven insights. At the same time, BRIT also boasts a quality control module that facilitates users to track and control the quality of their work. “BRIT Systems also provides integration support for a variety of different EMR and EHR systems, which makes it significantly faster for physicians to make their assessment and communicate their findings directly to the patient,” adds Zavalkovskiy. Above all, the company prides itself on its ability to offer a zero footprint portfolio that is quick, dynamic, and flexible to adapt to the varying requirements of a healthcare facility and deliver the features and capabilities that best suit them.
With such unparalleled capabilities, BRIT Systems has ignited several success stories since its inception in 1993. In most cases, a client approaches the company with an RFI/RFP and a detailed plan for a new PACS. Once this information is gathered, BRIT Systems consults with them on the technology deployments best practices before performing the final implementation at a pace that is never-before-seen in the healthcare arena. “Our ability to rapidly deploy our PACS enables us to help physicians and other caregivers make faster and better patient care decisions,” explains Zavalkovskiy. Another prime success driver for the company is the 250 years of combined experience of its team, which has made it possible for the company to recognize the prevalent challenges faced by radiologists and develop solutions that mitigate them in a quick and efficient manner. Furthermore, as a modular solution in a sea of rigid imaging equipment, BRIT only charges its clients for the features they use, be it in a hospital radiology department or a smaller independent diagnostic center.
Moving forward, BRIT Systems plans to enhance its products to stay current with support for new versions of the HL7 and DICOM standards and to incorporate emerging medical imaging trends. Furthermore, the company aims to delve deeper into physician consultations and patient outreach as a way to gain first-hand insights on the ground level and utilize them to enhance its portfolio. Most importantly, BRIT Systems is currently aligning with AI companies to integrate AI algorithms that can support radiologists during image assessments and ensure precise diagnoses. To conclude, Zavalkovskiy reiterates the ethos of his company, “We will continue developing more innovative features and keep working towards delivering on our promise to offer any medical image, anytime, and anywhere for our users.”