At University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, the replacement of an PACS setup was an opportunity to drive much greater integration between imaging and the electronic patient record.
Adopting an enterprise image management approach can, proponents argue, lead to widespread benefits for NHS organisations. But is this enough to encourage trusts to embrace such a strategy? Maja Dragovic finds out.
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed their own solutions.
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This month’s round-up of mobile and app news includes a security ‘destruction tested’ imaging app and projects to help patients with diabetes in hospital and children with asthma in school.
One of the big criticisms of the National PACS Programme was that it was hard to share images. Different, regional solutions are emerging to the problem, Kim Thomas discovers.
All health boards in Wales will be using the same system for sending pathology and radiology results to GP practices by the end of January next year.
This weeks’ roundup includes news that Spire Healthcare has adopted a wide range of Carestream technologies, a new contract for The Learning Clinic from its first trust, and INPS one-day events.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a ten-year deal with Carestream for a new, integrated picture archiving and communication system and radiology information system.
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust has implemented a vendor neutral archive from BridgeHead Software, which it will use for the storage both of radiology images and of enterprise-wide data.
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff will be able to see imaging data from within their Meditech electronic patient record using Agfa HealthCare’s enterprise imaging platform.