Indiana Hospital Installs Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform To Enhance Diagnostic Reading and Reporting Capabilities

Universal Viewer Provides Referring Physicians with Advanced Imaging Data That Can Enhance Treatment Decisions

Carestream's Clinical Collaboration Platform enhances diagnostic capabilities and integrates disparate data into radiology workflow, according to Marion General Hospital's IT Manager. (Photo: Business Wire)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--Marion General Hospital (Marion, Ind.) recently implemented Carestream Health’s Clinical Collaboration Platform (see video link) that includes enterprise imaging, vendor-neutral archiving, Vue Motion universal viewer and advanced Vue Reporting module. The radiology and IT staff evaluated eight suppliers and unanimously selected Carestream, according to John Wiggins, the hospital’s IT Technical Services Manager.

“We needed to replace our existing PACS and proprietary archive with a next-generation solution that delivers more comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, and can consolidate specialized and standalone functions into an integrated platform,” Wiggins reports. “Carestream excels at integrating disparate data into a radiology workflow that delivers enhanced productivity. And content-rich reports offer greater clinical value to referring physicians.”

The new workflow includes structured reporting with an intuitive user interface, time-saving features such as customizable and shared templates, ability to insert key images, advanced visualization capabilities including tumor tracking and integration of mammography and cardiology images.

“We like the user friendliness of the PACS and the increased efficiency of reporting with templates tied to individual orders that automatically launch. Integrating key images into the report emphasizes findings for the referring physicians, as well as quickly focusing the radiologist's attention to areas of interest on follow-up studies,” said Dr. John Dean, President of Marion General Radiology, Inc., and Director of Radiology, Marion General Hospital.

“Tumor tracking and analysis helps to quickly and efficiently explain through graphs and numbers the improvement or worsening of cancer patients over time with analysis of tumor doubling time and response to chemotherapy,” he explains.

Dr. Dean adds that he “likes having the ultrasound measurements automatically populate in the report.” Previously, radiologists had to retrieve ultrasound measurement data from imaging systems and dictate measurements into the report.

More than 100 physicians have access to patient data using the Vue Motion universal viewer, according to Wiggins. “Secure access to imaging studies is available quickly and easily for onsite and offsite physicians. We believe this viewer is a vital tool that can help physicians in making timely treatment decisions.”

The Vue Motion viewer offers convenient access to a patient’s clinical history including images, video, waveforms and reports from FDA-approved mobile devices.

The hospital also replaced its proprietary archive with Carestream’s Vue Archive. Carestream migrated two years of radiology PACS as well as echo studies and catheterization data for the hospital. Long-term data was transferred from tape to the central archive.

Carestream’s portfolio of healthcare IT products will be on display at Booth #661 at the HIMSS 2017 conference that begins Feb. 19 in Orlando.

About Marion General Hospital

Marion General Hospital is a well-respected, not-for-profit hospital, located in Marion, Ind., which provides a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. In 2016, Marion General Hospital was named a Most Wired™ hospital for the seventh time by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. For more information visit www.mgh.net.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.

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Release Summary

Marion General Hospital implemented Carestream Health's Clinical Collaboration Platform to enhance its diagnostic reading and reporting capabilities.

Contacts

For Carestream Health:
Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560
robert.salmon@carestream.com
or
Robette Brooks, 303-699-8861
rbrooks@ccspr.com