ScImage Presents Sophisticated Multi-site Workflow Engine at RSNA 2012

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New workflow engine virtually eliminates user dispatch requirements for routing while providing automated, rules based delivery of the current exam with relevant prior images and relevant prior reports.

Spectrum Medical in Portland, ME, like many other radiology practices, provides primary radiology reading services for multiple hospitals.

Following a two year effort to create an intelligent workflow channel between existing PACS at client facilities, Spectrum administration sought a third party to help create an efficient and cost effective network to help meet their reading obligations.

Typical challenges Spectrum met with included exam routing automation based on business rules rather than having a dedicated dispatcher manually sort and forward exams; conflicting patient identifiers constantly moving between disparate systems; capturing relevant prior images from various PACS at contract sites and more importantly, capturing and presenting relevant prior reports for the patients’ exams.

ScImage installed its flagship PicomEnterprise PACS, as an intermediary workflow engine to manage the acquisition and dissemination of new exams, prior images and prior reports. All of the client hospitals and the radiology group practice were able to continue using their existing PACS which helped protect their investment in these systems.

About ScImage

Founded in 1993, ScImage, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Los Altos, California. ScImage is a global leader in the development of advanced medical imaging and workflow solutions for radiology, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and electronic medical record content management. As a true enterprise PACS company, ScImage's mission is to provide a shared infrastructure solution for all imaging intensive departments throughout the healthcare enterprise.

At the center of ScImage's technology is PICOM, a web service technology that works independent of data types, modalities and departments to seamlessly deliver multi-modality image and information management, multi-PACS archiving, Cloud PACS services, offsite disaster recovery and telemedicine functionality. For more information about ScImage and the PICOM family of products, visit their website at http://www.scimage.com or call 1-866-SCIMAGE.

The company’s “PICOM” trademark denotes Patient Information and Communication in Medicine, which expands on the DICOM concept of Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine.

Contact:
Les Campbell
ScImage, Inc.
(866) 724-6243 x134
les_campbell (at) scimage (dot) com

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