Health care specialist Barco will partner with McKesson to supply medical display systems for National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS), Ireland’s national PACS program. For this project, Barco is the exclusive supplier of all diagnostic, mammography, and clinical review displays in combination with MediCal QAWeb, Barco’s online service for quality assurance. This large-scale installation covers more than 1,100 medical displays for 35 hospitals and will serve over 4.2 million people throughout the country. McKesson’s picture-archiving software will enable electronic image-sharing between the hospitals for greater efficiency, safety and patient care.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) acts as Ireland’s publicly funded health care service. Four years ago, the organization initiated the NIMIS project to install PACS/RIS systems in all acute hospitals within the HSE. This project was awarded to McKesson. As a member of the group of vendors in this national project, Barco will deliver over 500 diagnostic and mammography display systems. In addition, over 600 clinical review displays will be deployed across the health care enterprise in clinical settings such as cardiology, nuclear medicine, orthopedics, and neurology.

In addition, HSE will also install Barco’s MediCal QAWeb software to centrally manage calibration and quality assurance of all displays included in the project.