Multimedia Storage Systems from Agfa HealthCare

At HIMSS, Agfa HealthCare, Greenville, SC, will demonstrate its new IMPAX Data Center, a large-scale multimedia storage system for all types of medical images and diagnostic results. Designed to serve hospital groups, regional health care organizations, and national medical archives, the IMPAX Data Center was designed with the demands brought by new technology?such as multislice CT?in mind. By consolidating information in a central clinical data foundation, the Data Center takes multimedia information necessary to support the electronic health record and organizes it within one infrastructure. The Data Center can receive hundreds of images per second and can manage almost 1,000 terabytes of information. It is DICOM-compatible and fits with IHE integration profiles; it also incorporates IHE for all applicable radiology, cardiology, and IT infrastructure integration profiles. The Data Center can be integrated with any new or existing Agfa PACS as well as into legacy or multi-vendor environments.

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Radiologist Task Center from Swearingen

Swearingen Software Inc, Houston, will showcase at HIMSS its Radiologist Task Center, which offers a one-stop radiologist dashboard integrated into the company?s RISynergy system. On a single screen, radiologists using the Task Center can view the procedures that they are required to perform on any given day; view the schedule of all procedures and visits for the day; view, edit, and sign off on transcribed reports; view a list of completed examinations waiting to be read; and access patient visit history, current visit detail record, or schedule detail record, as well as all previous transcribed reports for any given patient. In addition, the Task Center allows the radiologist to sync up auxiliary systems, like a PACS or a dictation system, with the displayed patient record; this allows all systems to display the selected patient?s current information.

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Virtual Radiology Network from NeuroStar

At HIMSS, NeuroStar Solutions, Atlanta, will introduce the newest version of its Virtual Radiology Network (VRN) clinical image workflow platform. The VRN offers Web-based image management, pulling images from existing modalities and PACS at multiple locations through an integrated network of on- and off-site servers and making them available to any authorized user through integrated worklists. For sites without a PACS, VRN provides an affordable alternative. V6.4 offers such features as online ordering and setup via NeuroStar?s eStore; online support, training materials, and tools; access to an online community of users with a variety of collaborative tools; and enhanced dynamic routing of studies to the physician, based on resource allocation and optimization.

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Upgraded PACS and RIS from NovaRad

The latest versions of both NovaPACS and NovaRIS from NovaRad Inc, American Fork, Utah, will be on display at HIMSS. NovaPACS 6.5 features enhanced administration console tools to enable better sorting, reporting, and information gathering and viewing; in addition, referring physicians can now access the complete set of tools available on PACS workstations. NovaRad can monitor NovaPACS installations in real time to offer better support, and the ability for the PACS to support multiple site codes has been enhanced. Seamlessly integrated with NovaPACS 6.5 is NovaRIS 6.5, which was developed from the same database as NovaPACS and is HL7- and HIPAA-compliant.

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PACS and RIS Upgrades from Sage Software

At HIMSS, Sage Software (formerly Emdeon Practice Services), Tampa, Fla, will display both its Intergy PACS and its latest Intergy RIS. Intergy RIS 3.5 features new alert functions, such as insurance plan alert, referring provider alert, and document delivery system status alert; it also offers additional productivity reports, an appointment limits feature, report approval enhancements, and a supervising provider function. Intergy PACS, powered by IntegradWeb PACS from Dynamic Imaging, Allendale, NJ, uses the power of the Web to deliver images, reports, and patient information from locations both local and remote at any time, from any PC. Intergy now features digital mammography integration and leverages the power of clinical applications, such as Voxar 3D from Barco, Kortrijk, Belgium; Vitrea from Vital Images Inc, Minnetonka, Minn; MedView from MedImage Inc, Ann Arbor, Mich; and TraumaCAD from Orthocrat Ltd, Petah-Tikva, Israel. Intergy PACS also offers a comprehensive archiving solution with an advanced, on-demand architecture that provides optional clustering and cost-efficient disaster-recovery solutions.

(877) 932-6301 –