News | PACS | May 22, 2019

Brazil's Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow

Seven-hospital system will feature fully integrated platform for diagnostic imaging needs

Brazil's Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow

May 22, 2019 — Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all seven of its hospitals in Porto Alegre, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Santa Casa is the oldest hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, with a history of service dating back to 1803. Despite its age, Santa Casa is one of Brazil’s most modern hospital systems, setting the standard in Latin America for patient care, disease prevention, medical research and teaching. Its seven hospitals provide leadership in the fields of internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, oncology, pediatrics and transplants. It is also the region’s largest hospital system, with 1,278 beds, 6,765 employees, 1,747 doctors and 80 radiologists.

Santa Casa ultimately decided to adopt Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform for its size, scope, quality of care and technical innovation. “We needed a comprehensive, future-ready solution to replace our aging systems,” explained Luciano Hoffman, M.D., the hospital’s head of diagnostic imaging. “We spent a year evaluating every major vendor to choose the most capable partner to handle our diagnostic reading workflow from end to end. Carestream was the clear winner.”

When the migration to Carestream is complete, Santa Casa will have a fully integrated platform for its diagnostic imaging needs, consisting of:

  • Vue PACS (picture archiving and communication system), enabling accurate and efficient information exchange across the multi-site radiology workflow;
  • Vue Archive, providing a vendor-neutral clinical repository;
  • Vue RIS (radiology information system), providing a holistic view of each patient to support enhanced treatment decisions;
  • Vue Reporting, combining all workflow, visualization and reporting tools into a single web-enabled workspace, with speech recognition for more efficient reporting;
  • Vue Motion, a zero-footprint universal viewer that allows viewing, storing and sharing of patient imaging exams;
  • MyVue patient portal, providing secure patient access to clinical information, exams and reports that fosters active involvement in personal health and wellness; and
  • Vue Beyond, giving hospital administrators real-time insight into key performance indicators to support more effective decision making and quality reporting.

With nearly 6.5 million procedures performed per year and more than 400,000 imaging studies, Santa Casa has intensive requirements for data quality and performance. With its large-scale data migration capabilities, Carestream will transfer 170 terabytes of legacy data to the new platform while ensuring that users can stay productive throughout the process.

“We are looking forward to a long and rewarding partnership with Carestream,” Hoffman said, “and to a much more collaborative imaging workflow that will keep us at the forefront of quality care.”

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

GE Healthcare and Premier Inc. Developing One-stop Breast Clinic Model for U.S.
News | Mammography | October 21, 2019
GE Healthcare and Premier Inc. have announced a collaboration to develop a model to bring a same-day breast cancer...
Laurel Bridge Software Celebrates 20th Anniversary
News | Enterprise Imaging | October 21, 2019
Laurel Bridge Software recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of helping healthcare providers and original equipment...
Densitas Breast Density Assessment Software Joins Nuance AI Marketplace
News | Breast Density | October 21, 2019
Densitas Inc. announced that its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared densitas densityai breast density...
FDA Clears AiCE Image Reconstruction on Canon's Aquilion Precision CT

Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 21, 2019
Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on its Advanced...
The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.

News | RSNA | October 18, 2019
At the 2019 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2019), Dec. 1-6 in Chicago, GE Healthcare...
Selecting an AI Marketplace for Radiology: Key Considerations for Healthcare Providers
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | October 18, 2019 | Sanjay Parekh, Ph.D.
October 18, 2019 — As the nascent market for...
Surgical Institute of Reading Chooses RamSoft's PowerServer Lite PACS
News | PACS | October 18, 2019
Surgical Institute of Reading recently selected RamSoft’s PowerServer Lite PACS (picture archiving and communication...
MaxQ AI's Intracranial Hemorrhage Software to be Integrated on Philips CT Systems
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 18, 2019
Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that its Accipio intracranial hemorrhage (ICH...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Multix Impact Digital Radiography System
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 18, 2019
DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas, recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to install the Multix...
While electronic medical record systems have helped consolidate most patient data into one location, medical imaging IT systems has proved to be more difficult to replicate by large EMR vendors. This has made room in the market for third-party radiology IT vendors that allow easy integration with the larger EMRs like Epic and Cerner. This image shows Agfa's enterprise imaging system, leveraging its ability to be accessed anywhere with internet connection and pull images from radiology and surgery.

While electronic medical record systems have helped consolidate most patient data into one location, medical imaging IT systems has proved to be more difficult to replicate by large EMR vendors. This has made room in the market for third-party radiology information system vendors that allow easy integration with the larger EMRs like Epic and Cerner. This image shows Agfa's enterprise imaging system, leveraging its ability to be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and able to pull in images from both radiology and surgery. 

Feature | Enterprise Imaging | October 17, 2019 | Steve Holloway
October 17, 2019 — The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven deb