Today, 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, according to the CDC, and it is estimated that more than 30 million have heart disease. With this, cardiologists are among the busiest professionals in healthcare. They have a massive amount of cases and rely on smooth workflows to provide the best patient care possible. Can cardiac PACS help ease the tension?
With more than 600,000 people experiencing heart-related issues every year, cardiologists seek out the latest technologies in an effort to reduce that staggeringly high number. Medical imaging technology is an area that can assist as a diagnostic tool toward that goal. The problem is that when gaining access to images is held up, workflow suffers and people don’t get the attention they need. Thus the focus on cardiac PACS.
Some of the best cardiac PACS solutions are cloud-based. The reason they beat others is because they include solutions that allow cardiologists and others to gain easier access to the images and other data. When workflow issues are addressed in this way, a direct link to improved cardiac services is established.
Choosing Your PACS
There are a wide variety of PACS platforms from which to choose, but you’re looking for three main things: Excellent value, stability and a solution that integrates with your current technology.
Downtime isn’t an option, which means if you partner with a cloud-based provider, make sure they have the tools you need to reliably perform, but also have disaster recovery tools that will get you out of a bad situation in a disaster and help you maintain access to your vital imaging and related data. Also, make sure your provider can provide a solution that integrates with your HIS, RIS and EMR systems.
At OffSite Image Management, we offer a variety of add-ons and modules, including the following:
- iQ-Web, which is PACS for teleradiology and image distribution
- iQ-View/Pro for radiology reading
- OrthorView for orthopedic templates and trauma planning
- iQ-4View, a diagnostic zero-footprint multi-modality viewer
- The ability to capture images from analog and digital video sources
- WADO, which allows you to access DICOM images anywhere, anytime
- Stitching – a tool creating full spine and leg images