SmartPACS readies for three installations
SmartPACS has signed three six-year contracts to provide its SmartPACS picture archiving and communications system to Anna Jaques Hospital, Fallon Clinic and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

The installations -- valued at more than $11.5 million -- are set to begin this quarter.

SmartPACS recently completed installation of a PACS at Parkview Medical Center in Brunswick, Maine, as part of a contract for services valued in excess of $1.5 million.

A May installation of a SmartPACS system is planned for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., and several offsite locations.

Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Mass., launched the first phase of PACS in April.

At Brooklyn's Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, the SmartPACS configuration will include nine diagnostic workstations incorporating StarPACS 3D software and integrated speech recognition, 15 clinical workstations, web distribution, on-line archive, and a PACS broker to interface with a Cerner Corp.'s RadPlus radiology information system.