Heartlab wins Encompass deal

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Heartlab Inc. will be implementing its Encompass Cardiac Network for archiving and managing cardiology image and information at University of Virginia (UVa) Health System's UVa Heart and Vascular Center.
   
The UVa Heart and Vascular Center offers a range of services, including cardiac catheterization/intervention; vascular testing; exercise stress /nuclear cardiology testing; echocardiography; electrophysiology, including defibrillator and pacemaker insertion; and open heart and arrhythmia surgery.
   
Cardiologists at the UVa Heart and Vascular Center perform more than 4,000 cardiac catheterizations and interventions, 7,000 echocardiography procedures, 1,500electrophysiology procedures, 7,300 exercise stress / nuclear cardiology tests, and 5,600 vascular tests each year. Its seven interventional cardiology labs, eight echo labs, and four vascular labs are located throughout central Virginia.
   
According to Heartlab, UVa's Encompass deployment will be completed in multiple phases, beginning this summer with the installation of an image archive for the cardiac cath and echo labs, including the conversion of data and images stored in UVa's legacy archiving system.
   
When completed, UVa cardiologists will be able to access all cardiac cath and echo images and information from workstations connected to the Encompass network, Heartlab said.
   
Additional phases of the Encompass implementation will include the installation of Encompass Web, which provides secure access to the Encompass network from any Internet-connected computer. UVa will also deploy Heartlab's Results Management software, which enables digital report creation and the preparation of advanced reports such as clinical performance measures.