Top 15 Connected Healthcare Facilities 2004

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Taking a leadership role in healthcare IT is all about connections - between digital imaging modalities, between modalities and departments, between information systems, between physicians, referring physicians and specialists. This year's 15 winners - ranging from imaging centers and a specialty heart hospital to large, academic medical centers and community hospitals - share common goals of reducing and eliminating film, investing in digital imaging devices, PACS and department information systems and a determination to link decision-makers and caregivers across the healthcare enterprise.

Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals | Boston

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 735-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School located in the heart of Boston's renowned Longwood Medical Area. Annually, BWH cares for approximately 41,000 inpatients and 754,000 outpatients; more than 28,500 surgical procedures are performed and the Emergency Department conducts 54,000 visits. The facility employs more than 11,000 people, including more than 2,450 physicians and researchers, and 1,600 nurses. BWH is a leading recipient of research funds from the National Institutes of Health, and is nationally recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, immunology, arthritis and rheumatic disorders, joint replacement, and cancer care.

  • Number of Acute Care Staffed Beds: 885
  • Number of Annual Imaging Procedures: 600,000-750,000
  • Percentage of Procedures that are Digital: 90% and up
  • Percentage of Facility that is Filmess: 80%-89%
  • Number of Physicians in Network with Online Access to Digital Images: 5,000
  • Percentage of Physicians in Network with Access to Digital Images: 90% and up
  • Percentage of Referring Physicians with Access to Digital Images: 90% and up

Modalities and/or Departments that send images to PACS X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Cath Lab, Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET, PET/CT, Pathology/Clinical Lab, Orthopedics, Critical Care/EKG, Echocardiography

Departments that utilize images from PACS Radiology, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Critical Care/ICU/CCU, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Neurology, Enterprise

Primary Vendors for Imaging & Information Systems

  • Radiology Information System: IDX
  • Cardiology Information System: Agfa, Witt Biomedical
  • Hospital Information System: Partners Information System (in house)
  • PACS: Agfa, GE, Siemens
  • Teleradiology: Amicas/BWH Radiology (in house)
  • CPOE: Medicalis/Partners Information System (in house)
  • Decision Support: Medicalis/Partners Information System (in house)
  • Voice/Speech Recognition: eScription
  • CAD: CADx  
  • 3D: Voxar, Vital Images
  • Storage Systems: EMC, StorageTek
  • Servers: HP, Sun, Dell
  • X-ray: Kodak, Agfa, Konica, GE, Fujifilm
  • CT: Siemens
  • MRI: GE
  • Ultrasound: Siemens/Acuson, HP, Philips
  • Cath Lab: Philips
  • Digital Radiography: Kodak
  • Computed Radiography: Kodak, Agfa, Konica, Fujifilm
  • Radiation Therapy: GE
  • Mammography: GE
  • Nuclear Medicine: Siemens
  • PET/CT: GE
  • Vascular Lab: GE
  • Echocardiography: Siemens

Henry Ford Hospital | Detroit, Michigan

Henry Ford Hospital is a 903-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit's New Center Area. It is part of the Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profit corporation governed by a 45-member Board of Trustees. Annually, the Health System admits 65,000 patients, conducts 2.5 million patient visits with physicians and more than 50,000 ambulatory surgery procedures, and employs 12,600 people. Revenue reached $2.4 billion in 2002.

  • Number of Acute Care Staffed Beds: 903
  • Number of Annual Imaging Procedures: 600,000+
  • Percentage of Procedures that are Digital: 90% and up
  • Percentage of Facility that is Filmess: 90% and up
  • Number of Physicians in Network with Online Access to Digital Images: 2,000
  • Percentage of Physicians in Network with Access to Digital Images: 90% and up
  • Percentage of Referring Physicians with Access to Digital Images: 90% and up

Modalities and/or Departments that send images to PACS X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET, PET/CT, Orthopedics

Departments that utilize images from PACS Radiology, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Critical Care/ICU/CCU, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Dermatology

Primary Vendors for Imaging & Information Systems

  • Radiology Information System: Cerner, IDX
  • Cardiology Information