Emageon upgrades EVMS technology
Emageon demonstrated at RSNA 2006 its new Enterprise Visual Medical System (EVMS) system release 5.30. Emageon has added a host of new features to the software, including a technologist QC application, a personal content manager and enhanced web administration.

According to Emageon, the technologist QC application is a native quality control tool that runs in the EVMS. In an advanced visualization environment, the tool provides a streamlined process and enables users to correct errors before interpretation occurs.  From any secure workstation located inside or outside the enterprise, a user can edit demographics, merge patients or studies, split studies, renumber images, match on modality worklist (MWL) and correct images.

EVMS’s new Personal Content Management (PCM) tool allows the entire user environment to be distributed throughout the enterprise rather than just the images. Emageon said users can subscribe to folders to initiate streaming of studies from select folders and avoid problems associated with "push-model" found in many systems. PCM stores encrypted versions of the retrieved studies locally, improving performance of the remote user's experience. As a result, Emageon said this allows for simpler remote reading and, coupled with the folder based architecture, provides a useful tool for on-call reading, at-home reading and reading at remote/referring clinics. 

WebAdmin, Enhanced Web Admin, is a comprehensive toolset for PACS Administrators, radiology IT and radiology directors, Emageon said. It offers a variety of data mining capabilities with reports, configuration tools, audit logs, policy-based deletion settings, and more. The admin tool provides a user interface that anyone can operate from any secure workstation inside or outside the enterprise, the company said.