Cleveland Clinic to deploy Siemens cardiology PACS enterprise-wide
Siemens Healthcare has signed an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to deploy the syngo Dynamics cardiology image management and reporting solution across its various locations.

The compay said it anticipates that syngo Dynamics deployment, which will begin in mid-2008, will enable Cleveland Clinic physicians and staff to read, archive and distribute images and information acquired from more than 90,000 echocardiography procedures, 32,000 cath lab procedures and 59,000 vascular studies each year.

The agreement will help Cleveland Clinic move towards a completely paperless digital cardiology model and the enhanced reporting capabilities using Digital Structured Reporting on syngo Dynamics will help cardiologists shorten their report turn-around time compared with using transcription services.

Siemens said the agreement also covers data migration of images and digital conversion of report data coming from echocardiography, cath lab and vascular imaging systems, which has been acquired at various Cleveland Clinic sites.

Additionally, under the agreement the parties will collaborate in the development and testing of improvements to and future versions of syngo Dynamics, according to Siemens.