Heartlab Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA announced that New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., is the first site to deploy the integrated product comprised of Heartlab's Encompass Cardiac Network and Fuji's Synapse PACS to manage their 7,000 plus invasive catheterization studies per year.
The Heartlab/Fuji integration provides cardiologists with seamless access to their patients' cardiology and radiology images including corresponding report data. When cardiologists review patients' cardiac catheterization studies, they can activate a radiology tab within Encompass, which automatically opens an embedded Synapse folder containing related studies available on Synapse.
This level of integration is enabled by the web-based design of Fuji's PACS which assigns a unique URL to each piece of patient data contained in Synapse. This system design eliminates the need for translation engines or custom middleware required by other systems. Cardiology images are archived on an enterprise storage area network (SAN).