Camtronics' VERICIS heads to the mid-west

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Camtronics Medical Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Analogic Corp., will roll out its VERICIS for cardiovascular image and information management at HCA Midwest in Kansas City, Mo. A division of HCA, a large provider of healthcare services, HCA Midwest is an integrated delivery network that includes 12 hospitals and related healthcare entities.

Camtronics said the VERICIS cardiovascular information system at HCA Midwest will initially span four hospitals, including Research Medical Center, Medical Center of Independence, Independence Regional Health Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Additional sites offering cardiology services, including Menorah Medical Center and Lee's Summit Hospital, are scheduled to be linked into the system in the second phase of deployment.

Cardiovascular imaging studies generated in HCA Midwest facilities will be acquired and distributed by the VERICIS system, including cardiac cath, echocardiography, intravascular ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, and nuclear cardiology studies. Camtronics said it will also migrate nearly five years of angiographic data to the VERICIS platform from a legacy ARCHIUM system, Camtronics' first-generation digital archiving network.

When fully implemented, VERICIS will leverage HCA Midwest's EMC Corp. enterprise data repository for study archiving, giving clinicians immediate, centralized access to diagnostic-quality images from any location within the health system. Physicians will review studies and generate structured clinical reports from VERICIS Cardiac Workstations. Studies and results will also be accessible via the Web from standard PCs to authorized physicians inside the hospital and from their homes and offices.