McKesson Canada wins Quebec install
The Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, an agency of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, has selected McKesson Canada to implement medical imaging technologies across Quebec’s two largest hospital networks.

Under the CAD$64 million ($54 million U.S.), eight-year agreement, McKesson Canada will provide its Horizon Medical Imaging PACS to the 43 hospital facilities within the regions of the RUIS McGill and RUIS Montréal university-affiliated hospital groups.

The McKesson Canada team will also lead the development of a large-scale DI-r for centralized image archiving services, building on the interoperability offered by Horizon Medical Imaging to connect the 43 RUIS McGill and RUIS Montréal facilities with 52 other Quebec hospitals within the assigned territory. The DI-r will link a total of 95 hospitals, covering more than six million exams annually.

The project is part of a Canada-wide DI-r initiative, funded by Canada Health Infoway. The regional PACS and DI-r project calls for a two-year implementation that will initially focus on the deployment of the PACS while the DI-r deployment will begin later this year.