Indiana-based Marion General Hospital recently implemented Carestream Health’s Clinical Collaboration Platform that includes enterprise imaging, vendor-neutral archiving, the Vue Motion universal viewer and the advanced Vue Reporting module. The hospital’s radiology and IT staff evaluated eight suppliers before selecting Carestream, says John Wiggins, Marion General Hospital’s IT technical services manager.
“We needed to replace our existing PACS and proprietary archive with a next-generation solution that delivers more comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, and can consolidate specialized and standalone functions into an integrated platform,” Wiggins says. “Carestream excels at integrating disparate data into a radiology workflow that delivers enhanced productivity. And content-rich reports offer greater clinical value to referring physicians.”
The new workflow includes structured reporting, time-saving features such as customizable and shared templates; the ability to insert key images; advanced visualization capabilities, including tumor tracking; and integration of mammography and cardiology images. Further, the Vue Motion viewer offers access to a patient’s clinical history including images, video, waveforms, and reports from FDA-approved mobile devices.
“We like the user friendliness of the PACS and the increased efficiency of reporting with templates tied to individual orders that automatically launch. Integrating key images into the report emphasizes findings for the referring physicians, as well as quickly focusing the radiologist’s attention to areas of interest on follow-up studies,” said John Dean, MD, president of Marion General Radiology, Inc., and director of radiology at Marion General Hospital.
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