Compressus helps integrate systems for Northwest provider network

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Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW), based in Puyallup, Wash., has initiated a digital imaging and data management integration project with interoperability provider Compressus.

The project is designed to enable the electronic collection and distribution of medical records, images and patient reports, according to the Washington, D.C.-based company. This phase featured the integration of McKesson PACS and their diagnostic viewer with Carestream Health's PACS in addition to other health IT systems across the MINW network.

"The true benefactors of this integration will be our imaging service customers and their patients—automated pre-fetching of prior studies from different systems,” said Andrew Levine, MD, chair of MINW.  “With MEDxConnect, we will be able to read from our offices using one worklist and one existing workstation.”