Healthcare professionals in Bristol are gaining immediate access to imaging held across trusts after extending their use of the Image Exchange Portal with IEP Connect and Share. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is first in a group of hospitals to make sure critical imaging is available at the point of care in a new way. An innovative application of an existing standard could be scaled for healthcare organisations across the country.
Like many hospitals today with legacy RIS products, ProMedica Health System found itself needing to replace its 15-year-old RIS, which was being sunset. It chose a RIS from existing PACS vendor, Sectra, to achieve both seamless integration between RIS and PACS and single-vendor convenience.
Today over 400 institutions are connected to Sectra’s Image Exchange Portal in the UK. All NHS Acute Trusts in England are connected, as well as all acute hospitals in Wales and a number of trusts in Scotland. Also, several major private hospital groups like Spire Healthcare, Ramsay Health Care, Nuffield Health, BMI Healthcare and HCA Healthcare use the platform. There are also healthcare providers in Gibraltar and Malta connected to the UK network. Sectra IEP not only connects healthcare institutions but[…]
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In September 2008, one of the largest RIS/PACS projects in the world started up with the signing of a ten year contract between the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland and Sectra.
In the US, regionalization of PACS is the future of imaging. Cooperation between entities resulting in a reduced cost per exam will help to ensure the financial success of healthcare providers.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BCH) is a leading paediatric centre providing services to children, young people and their families both locally and across the UK. BCH specialises in liver transplantation, cardiac and neonatal surgery, treating over 225,000 children a year, many with complex conditions. The high level of expertise required means that clinicians are also in demand from other hospitals to help assess and diagnose critically ill children across the country.