Roundup: Aurora Breast MRI, Avaya, CoActiv, Juniper Networks, Siemens, Streamline Health Solutions

Aurora Breast MRI of Orange County has made its dedicated breast MRI service available to patients throughout Orange County and Southern California for screening and early detection of breast cancer. Currently operating at the UC Irvine Manchester Pavilion in Orange, Aurora Breast MRI of Orange County will relocate to its permanent location within the UC Irvine Medical Center campus in Orange later this year. Aurora uses MRI technology to detect breast cancer. MRI is a non-invasive method which renders the inside image of the breast without exposing the patient to any radiation. The system provides an entire 3D composite model of the breast.

Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas County, Texas, is using a secure, high-performance voice over internet protocol (VoIP) solution from Avaya and Juniper Networks to improve the continuity of communications in the event of a disaster and to deliver better service to patients.
Parkland is one of the top hospital systems in the nation. In addition to the main hospital facility, Parkland has 14 remote clinics and administrative offices located throughout Dallas County.  Before upgrading to a new high-performance network, each remote site had its own stand-alone communication system.
Parkland’s voice network is based on Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software.   The network includes a combination of Avaya G700 Media Gateways for the smaller clinics, with two Avaya S8720 Media Servers for the main hospital site. The healthcare system’s voice network relies on Juniper Networks J-series routers as a critical component of its new IP telephony solution and uses the modular JUNOS operating system to manage VoIP traffic and help ensure it is operating at peak efficiency, around the clock. To monitor the end-to-end performance of applications traveling over the voice network, Parkland plans to use the Avaya Converged Network Analyzer (CAN). Avaya and Juniper said its new branch networking system designed for healthcare organizations and others with multiple remote sites is now available.

Richard Glenn was named southwest regional sales manager for CoActiv Medical. In that position, Glenn will be responsible for sales initiatives for all CoActiv PACS products, including EXAM-PACS, EXAM-Vault Quad-Redundant Archiving, EXAM-Filer CD Creation System and all AGFA Computed Radiography (CR) and AGFA Drystar Imagers products in a 10-state territory as the part of the company’s major national sales expansion efforts.

Prior to joining CoActiv, for six years Richard Glenn was owner of a full-service PACS and CR consulting business in Texas. Glenn also has over six years of PACS, CR, DR and RIS hardware and software sales experience with RealTimeImage, Blue Ridge X-Ray and Logical Approach.

Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics showcased its portfolio of diagnostic solutions for the first time at the annual Clinical Laboratory Managers Association Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Texas.
Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics entered the in-vitro diagnostics market when Siemens Medical Solutions acquired Diagnostic Products Corporation. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics has an extensive portfolio of diagnostic analyzers for assessing and managing health in a myriad of disease states, including cardiovascular, kidney and infectious diseases, HIV, oncology, diabetes and virology. Key business areas include: laboratory testing and laboratory automation, enhancing the ability to detect, monitor and manage disease as well as point-of-care systems for urinalysis, blood gas and diabetes testing.

Streamline Health Solutions said that Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Pennsylvania is in the process of expanding its document workflow systems aross their enterprise to include the implementation of the company’s Health Information Management (HIM) Suite. Through the system, the facility expects improvements in operational efficiencies that will heighten the quality of patient care and safety, as well as provide easier access to patient information throughout the enterprise. The product suite:

  • AccessANYwarep provides enterprise access to a patient's medical and financial records to coordinate better patient care;·       
  • Completion Workflow expedites the completion of the medical record, including secure remote reviewing and electronic signature by physicians; and·       
  • Coding Workflow: Improves coding turnaround time by prioritizing and pushing work tasks to staff coders on campus or in remote locations, including home-based employees.

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,200-bed integrated delivery network serving the communities of North Philadelphia and Montgomery County.