The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is a 173-bed hospital located in Anchorage, Ala., working in close partnership with Alaska’s rural health facilities to support a broad range of healthcare and related services.

When the cardiac and neurovascular catheterization lab at Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHS-MC) treated its first patient last February, the opening represented many things to many people.

Last February, 439-bed Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHS-MC) opened a new cardiac and neurovascular catheterization lab. While some internal questioning initially swirled around which vendor would supply image-management products and services, the CIO-led selection and acquisition team quickly settled on Sectra’s Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology solution.

With a need to have access to clinical images across the health system, some hospitals and health systems are blazing a trail to add digital pathology to the mix. See how University Hospitals’ pathology department has gotten pathologists fluent and confident in digital pathology. And how their team has united pathology PACS with radiology PACS for breast rad-path MDT meetings. 

There is new synergy afoot when it comes to enterprise imaging. Healthcare systems are increasingly choosing enterprise imaging systems to manage image viewing across the two most image-rich ‘ologies: radiology and cardiology.

Buying new software and systems for your healthcare enterprise can be a precarious endeavor. On the one hand, replacing an old system that is holding you back or purchasing new functionality that will increase efficiency is a promising and positive thing. On the other, selecting the wrong vendor could cause delays, setbacks and even security incidents.

When it comes to digital medicine, digital pathology is very late to the game. But its time is coming. And the benefits could be many: Bolstering the capabilities, efficiency and reach of individual pathologists, cutting patient wait times, streamlining multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) and offering more data-rich decision-making. It could even obviate a shortage of pathologists. Where does it fit into your strategic plan?

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) will install its enterprise breast imaging solution throughout the fifteen North Carolina-based breast centers of Charlotte Radiology.

PACS is powering better workflow in breast imaging, transforming the way breast imaging radiologists read studies and interact with one another by improving physician efficiency, accuracy and saving time. Metrics matter in healthcare today and now excellent efficiency, productivity, quality of care and provider and patient satisfaction are measures of success that belong together in the pursuit of better breast imaging.

Cleveland is yet again blazing new ground in healthcare. This time, myriad health systems are actively collaborating to share images. A first for the U.S., we believe. University Hospitals Health System (UH) is leading the charge that now includes more than two dozen hospitals, providers sites and health systems and counting. Here’s how they did it.

Having been in the Sectra PACS fold since 2004, members of the radiology department at six-hospital CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., didn’t need much convincing to “VNAble” their existing system so it could handle cardiology workflows on top of their own.

PACS is powering better workflow in breast imaging, transforming the way breast imaging radiologists read studies and interact with one another by improving physician efficiency, accuracy and saving time. Metrics matter in healthcare today and now excellent efficiency, productivity, quality of care and provider and patient satisfaction are measures of success that belong together in the pursuit of better breast imaging.