VitalWorks announces RIS contract, partners with Amicas on PACS install
Wake Radiology Services LLC has awarded VitalWorks Inc. a contract to provide radiology information systems (RIS) and document management systems for its entire enterprise.

Wake will utilize RadConnect RIS, VitalWorks' Web-based radiology information system, along with Replica, the integrated document management system.

The technology initially will be installed at Wake Radiology's North Hills Imaging Center location in Raleigh, N.C., and then will be implemented throughout the network of imaging centers over the next 12 months.

Wake Radiology has 45 radiologists and more than 300 employees. The company performs more than 500,000 procedures at 16 imaging center and hospital locations.

VitalWorks also will install a PACS at Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center, with the help of its Web-based PACS subsidiary, Amicas Inc.

The Newark facility is a 669-bed regional care and teaching hospital with more than 800 physicians handling more than 300,000 outpatient visits and 23,000 admissions annually.

The hospital will use the Amicas Vision Series PACS to implement a digital radiology strategy and enhance enterprise-wide imaging workflow with the Amicas RealTime Worklist.