California-based John Muir Health has purchased an archive to store radiology and cardiology studies in the cloud from imaging IT company Sectra. All images in the enterprise will be archived in three geographically separate areas with fail-over capabilities. Integration with the Epic electronic medical record will allow physicians to access comprehensive patient records through the Sectra Universal Viewer.
John Muir Health serves patients in the San Francisco East Bay at medical centers located in Concord and Walnut Creek as well as outpatient, urgent care, and surgery centers. All facilities utilize Sectra PACS and, in anticipation of the cloud archive, have also installed Sectra’s Cross-Enterprise Workflow technology to share images with other healthcare institutions in Northern California.
“I’m pleased to be working with Sectra on expanding our image storage in a secure environment,” says Linda Womack, executive director at John Muir Health. “The ability to archive both radiology and cardiology images in the cloud allows our providers to retrieve and share images to better collaborate on and coordinate care for our patients.”
Sectra’s complete enterprise imaging offering is modular and supports the most image-intense departments—radiology, pathology, cardiology and orthopedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental technology to create a comprehensive vendor-neutral archive and enterprise image management system without major investments or the replacement of existing components.
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