Navigation Links
Medical Imaging Northwest Completes Phase I of Its Healthcare IT Integration to Maintain Patient Care Improvements
Date:2/10/2010

PUYALLUP, Wash., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before Healthcare IT stimulus and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became household terms, Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW) initiated a comprehensive digital imaging and data management integration project with interoperability provider Compressus.  The project's ambitious goals are already paying dividends for MINW patients even after the completion of the initial phase of implementation, designed to enable the electronic collection and distribution of the medical records, images and patient reports MINW radiologists need to make patient diagnoses. This phase featured the integration of McKesson PACS and their diagnostic viewer with Carestream PACS in addition to other healthcare IT systems across the MINW network.

According to Andrew Levine, MD, Chair, Medical Imaging Northwest, LLP, "While we have realized efficiency improvements, the true benefactors of this integration will be our imaging service customers and their patients.  Automated pre-fetching of prior studies from different systems across the network results in better diagnostic services and fewer repeat exams.  With MEDxConnect, we will be able to read from our offices using one worklist and one existing workstation. This will enable our radiologists to dramatically cut the turnaround time on reports, reducing the time it takes to get diagnoses back to patients and their physicians. It is a major improvement in service that has allowed us to explore opportunities outside of our neighborhood, such as clinic work."

MINW went to Compressus with very specific goals for a comprehensive interoperability solution to complete an Enterprise-wide integration of its disparate RIS, McKesson PACS, PowerScribe voice recognition (VR) software and workstation viewers. Involving the installation of a spectrum of MEDxConnect™ System components, the implementation is designed to provide workflow and data management, workflow viewing, patient ID management and short term archiving requirements to support its service expansion goals of handling more than 550,000 diagnostic imaging exams a year.  

"The goal of this interoperability project was to improve the quality of comprehensive patient care by providing better and easier access to prior studies throughout the enterprise," said Annette Simmons, MINW IT manager and network administrator. "Providing a unified worklist for our radiologists that communicated to all our disparate systems enables our radiologists to be more efficient.  It also positions us to easily add on new systems and in turn help grow our business." "Compressus is an excellent tool for bringing together disparate RIS and PAC systems into one workflow," Keith Arnzen, MINW CEO. "While this creates a key component to improve and expand our services, ultimately, we expect the result will be faster, more accurate and better patient care."  

About Medical Imaging Northwest

Medical Imaging Northwest is a group of 24 board certified radiologists, technologists and staff committed to providing the finest medical imaging technology to our patients and the communities that we serve. Medical Imaging Northwest offers a broad range of services at multiple locations and provides quick, accurate reporting. We attract highly trained physicians (board certified radiologists with fellowship and/or subspecialty training) and registered radiologic technologists with advanced certification and multiple capabilities. MINW provides professional services for the radiology departments of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma and provides onsite coverage at MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor with remote interpretation for other sites as well. Additionally, we have three joint ventured, American College of Radiology accredited, outpatient imaging centers under the name Diagnostic Imaging Northwest. 

SOURCE Medical Imaging Northwest


'/>"/>
SOURCE Medical Imaging Northwest
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
3. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
4. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
5. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
8. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
9. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
10. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/20/2017)... Murfreesboro, Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... chronic care services, announced today that Claritas Capital, a Nashville-based private equity firm, ... to accelerate our expansion plans for some time, and Claritas Capital offers the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Hayes, ... published a new eBook titled “ 5 Questions to Ask Before Entering the ... on the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) team, the book explores the various types ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... AMC Health , ... and success in the clinical trials market. Similar to its approach in demonstrating positive ... the clinical trials marketplace by proving the value of eVisits to support virtual studies. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... With certifications and experience that ... Denville, NJ, Drs. Adam and Hal Kimowitz are currently accepting new patients at their ... orthodontics can cause for some patients, which is why they offer the latest in ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Uniform Advantage (UA), a multi-channel retailer of ... to create tailored looks and athleisure-inspired outfits. UA Flex fabric is breathable, wrinkle resistant ... , With trendy looks hitting the medical community, UA Flex is for the medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/1/2017)... 1, 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company ... (VRS), and KD Pharma Group have decided to join ... KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will become the ... acquire the entire company. "We believe we ... committed to growing the NH companies by providing us ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) announced today ... the Company in a fireside chat at Goldman Sachs, 38 ... 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PT / 1:40 p.m. ET. The ... Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. A live ... on the Company,s website at http://www.endo.com/investors/overview . Participants should ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... MAITLAND, Fla. , May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... industry as a whole continue to make the ... evidence becomes increasingly important for ensuring positive patient ... Key industry stakeholders are shifting focus away from ... results and effects of long-term specialty drug therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: