At RSNA 2011, Carestream Health is showing new products and services for cloud, RIS/PACS and new WIP CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System.
Carestream enhanced its established portfolio of Vue for Cloud-Based Services that includes PACS, archiving and collaborative information sharing. A new portal service allows healthcare facilities to quickly and easily share images and information with any authorized physician. This facilitates obtaining secondary opinions from specialists and sharing diagnoses with referring physicians. Healthcare providers also have the option to use the portal to allow patients to securely access their own medical information. Carestream’s fully featured PACS and vendor-neutral archiving cloud services allow healthcare providers to achieve affordable and predictable costs while ensuring business continuity and security. The archiving service delivers consolidated data storage and management solution for any data type, regardless of vendor. It converts proprietary image data into a vendor-neutral format that helps preserve data integrity and streamlines data sharing among authorized users and facilities. CARESTREAM Vue is a next-generation healthcare information technology platform that simplifies RIS+PACS+reporting in radiology, cardiology and mammography.
The CARESTREAM Vue RIS already meets the first phase of meaningful use requirements in the United States. This flexible platform allows data workflows to be quickly and easily adapted to meet changing business and regulatory needs worldwide. The Vue RIS also delivers built-in tools that allow users to adjust processes to increase efficiency and help boost revenue. The RIS delivers exceptional functionality including: built-in critical results reporting, ACR peer review, integrated voice recognition, patient scheduling and tracking, structured reporting, document management, film tracking, user interface for referring physicians (including optional exam ordering) and other features. Its business intelligence capabilities equip users to organize personnel, equipment and exam data to make strategic decisions that can help improve profitability. CARESTREAM Vue is a next-generation healthcare information technology platform that simplifies RIS+PACS+reporting in radiology, cardiology and mammography.
Carestream’s innovative Vue Motion zero-footprint, Web-based enterprise viewer enables convenient on-demand access to imaging data and patient information by clinicians anytime, anywhere. This viewer’s support of mobile devices such as Apple iPads and tablet PCs is pending FDA clearance in the United States but is available in other countries worldwide. As an independent viewer, Vue Motion can be integrated with other vendors’ PACS systems, DICOM archives or XDS repositories. Because this viewer can be easily integrated with diverse departmental systems, clinicians and referring physicians gain much faster and easier access to patient data and images stored in various locations throughout a healthcare system. CARESTREAM Vue is a next-generation healthcare information technology platform that simplifies RIS+PACS+reporting in radiology, cardiology and mammography.
A new works-in-progress CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System is designed from the ground up as a true DR-based mobile imaging system. This x-ray room on wheels extends the reach of the x-ray tube to overcome the challenges of producing high-quality images for critical care patients with breathing tubes, IVs, heart monitors and other medical equipment. This mobile DR system features a unique, collapsible column that allows unobstructed views for enhanced visibility and safety as technologists and other staff members move the x-ray system throughout the hospital. The compact system has two built-in monitors (the main 19-inch monitor and the 8-inch tube head monitor) that can improve productivity. Carestream also introduced upgrades to its DRX-1 and DRX-1C detectors that deliver faster preview images, reduced weight, longer battery life and extended exposures.
Carestream showed advanced mammography features from industry leaders that are now available on its powerful, flexible multi-modality breast imaging workstation. These optional applications complement the company’s native capabilities. PenRad’s patient tracking and mammography information system (MIS) expedites viewing and reading of mammography exams as well as tracking of patient data and images. PenRad systems can be seamlessly integrated with Carestream Health’s mammography workstation, which can be connected to a PACS from Carestream Health or other vendors. PenRad’s PenTrac automates management of patient recalls and reminders, letters, statistics and MQSA reports to improve efficiency and standardization in mammography patient tracking and reporting.
Carestream also markets and integrates peerVue’s Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QCIS) for healthcare providers with advanced workflow needs. CARESTREAM Vue RIS and PACS offers native patient tracking, critical results notification and peer review capabilities that meet the needs of many healthcare providers.