University of Michigan taps McKesson for PACS replacement

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The University of Michigan Health System has selected McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging PACS to keep pace with ongoing advances in diagnostic technologies.

By replacing its legacy PACS with McKesson's highly-rated enterprise-wide system, the organization said it expects to improve the efficiency of its radiologists, who currently conduct approximately 550,000 exams on an annual basis.

McKesson is assisting with the migration of 2 million archived studies into the new PACS at the health system, which includes three hospitals and nine clinical centers. A simultaneous go-live of the PACS systems is expected in early summer 2008.

The Horizon Medical Imaging system can manage large datasets with adaptive image loading and intelligent 3D workstation integration, eliminating the need for radiologists to move from one workstation to another to complete their studies, McKesson said.