Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | July 09, 2018

Major Teaching Hospital Bridges Users, Builds Believers, and Broadens Image Accessibility

Consolidating enterprise-wide imaging enables 8,800 Centricity Universal Viewer Zero Footprint (ZFP) users, reviewing 120,000 exams per month

Major Teaching Hospital Bridges Users, Builds Believers, and Broadens Image Accessibility

One of the Northeast’s major teaching hospitals is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine. It has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives and advanced healthcare around the world. This hospital includes more than 100 outpatient practices with more than 1,000 physicians serving patients from New England, across the United States, and from more than 100 countries around the world.

The teaching hospital’s radiology practice is vast as well, providing more than 800,000 imaging exams each year. Their archive holds an additional 10 million exams dating back to 1998. With so many exams, there is a great need for physicians and clinicians across the enterprise to access images efficiently and to effectively expedite care.

The enterprise imaging team wanted to provide better interoperability and access to images via their EPIC EHR. They also needed to reduce the heavier IT infrastructure required by their current image viewer. Their goal was to deploy a single viewer that would provide access to both online and archived image exams to their myriad entities, and do so in real time with no delays. Additionally, they wanted a way to stream the data from any of the systems in their network, leaving the patient data in place, rather than moving the data to a central single archive. The reason for leaving the data in place was that moving it was known to cause delays and synchronization errors.

Providers needed a better method of viewing patient image data, and the enterprise needed a new image viewer. They chose GE Healthcare’s Centricity Universal Viewer Zero Footprint (ZFP) as an enabling tool for images to be accessed directly from their EHR and throughout their enterprise. And because the viewer is ‘zero footprint,’ which means no code download, local installation or provisioning support is required, the teaching hospital has been able to provide access to a wider variety of users, currently totalling 8,800. ZFP facilitates better access to patients’ image history for more clinical staff by enabling any clinician with proper privileges to open any archive. With this solution in place, individual provisioning—with its inherent inefficiencies, slow-downs and complications—becomes a thing of the past.

You can download the complete case study here.

Related Content

Deaconess Health System Chooses Sectra as Enterprise Imaging Vendor
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 02, 2018
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise...
Carestream Spotlights Healthcare IT and Imaging Systems at RSNA 2018
News | Information Technology | October 31, 2018
Carestream announced it will be displaying several imaging and healthcare information technology (IT) offerings at the...
Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman Regional Medical Center (Alabama) is a 145-bed medical center serving more than 175,000 residents in a six-county area and recognized as one of the region’s finest medical facilities.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | October 05, 2018
When Cullman Regional Medical Center in Alabama decided to switch from 2-D
Agfa Introducing New MUSICA Workstation at RSNA 2018
News | PACS Accessories | October 04, 2018
At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-30 in Chicago, Agfa HealthCare will...
Intelerad Medical Systems Appoints New President and CEO
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced that following the retirement of Randall Oka, its board of d
Laurel Bridge Enables Healthcare Providers to Manage Image Archive Migrations and Consolidations
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 — Laurel Bridge Software announced improvements to their Exodus Migration and Consolidation Contro
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | September 07, 2018
One of the Northeast’s major teaching hospitals is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine. It has...
Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open
News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2018 U.S. Open...
Novarad No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category
News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018
Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review...