Ascendian and PACSMan Align to Transform Medical Imaging

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Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare IT consultancy, will partner with Medical Imaging expert Mike Cannavo, aka “The PACSMan” to deliver the PACS Check Up™ and PACS Sanity Check™ to healthcare providers seeking evaluation and optimization of their existing Radiology imaging architecture.

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“Key to Enterprise Imaging TransformationTM efforts is the determination of the current environment and future requirements. A PACS evaluation is often the first step in the assessment and decision to stay with the current system or investing in a Vendor

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare IT consultancy, will partner with Medical Imaging expert Mike Cannavo, aka “The PACSMan” to deliver the PACS Check Up™ and PACS Sanity Check™ to healthcare providers seeking evaluation and optimization of their existing Radiology imaging architecture.

“Medical Imaging departments are struggling to build and maintain integrated, interactive and effective solutions. As this transition takes time, it is important to keep an eye toward the existing PACS environment to ensure systems are optimized – and the planning toward replacement is sound. One component of this transition is the legacy PACS systems which will require updating” said, Jef Williams, COO of Ascendian. “Key to Enterprise Imaging Transformation™ efforts is the determination of the current environment and future requirements. A PACS evaluation is often the first step in the assessment and decision to stay with the current system or investing in a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) driven architecture.”

Mr. Cannavo possesses nearly 30 years PACS clinical experience and has worked on over 350 PACS projects since 1988 while operating Image Management Consultants (IMC). Ascendian has worked on over 100 healthcare projects nationwide since the company was established in 2004. Both organizations provide healthcare operational consulting services, with Ascendian providing additional expertise in strategy, selection and deployment of Health Information technology (HIT) designed for the shifting paradigm of interoperability and exchange.

“Few facilities look at radiology or cardiology PACS as a stand-alone solution any more” said Cannavo. ”Ascendian’s full service offering addresses not just radiology and cardiology solutions well, but they look at the bigger picture on how PACS can be integrated with other clinical systems to meet the challenges brought on by Meaningful Use, ACO’s, HIE’s and other important initiatives .”

Further information on Ascendian Healthcare can be obtained by visiting Ascendian Healthcare Consultings website at http://www.ascendian.com or by contacting (866) 323-PACS (7227). Further information about IMC can be obtained by visiting IMC’s website at http://www.pacsman.com or by contacting (407) 359-0191.

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