UCSD Health selects a new imaging system

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contracts and go-lives.

  • UC San Diego Health, anchored by San Diego Hospital, will implement the picture archiving and communications system of Sectra to improve breast imaging workflow. The PACS also will serve health system campuses in Hillcrest and La Jolla, and at Moores Cancer Center. The new PACS will integrate with the organization’s existing mammography reporting system and vendor neutral archive. It also will display ultrasound and MRI images side-by-side with digital mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis exams to support comparison of current and prior images.
  • University of Virginia Health System, anchored with a 600-bed academic medical center, will receive a range of services from Premier under a multi-year agreement. Premier will help the organization access total cost and quality management services while integrating data and conducting analytics to improve performance. The university will use a bundled enterprisewide performance improvement and supply chain program from Premier that includes group purchasing services and integration and analysis of clinical, financial and outcomes data to better understand care delivery utilization and variation, effectiveness, and prioritized areas of improvement.

  • Regional Medical Center in Memphis now is live on the Carestream Health Clinical Collaboration platform that includes enterprise imaging, vendor-neutral archiving and a universal viewer. The hospital needed to upgrade its PACS to gain advanced radiology reading capabilities and better support cardiology and other types of imaging data, says Keith Gilstrap, director of clinical applications.

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  • Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center in Tennessee has selected MedInformatix as its vendor for a new radiology information system, mammography tracking and a billing platform. The center, founded in 1983, was the first independent breast center in the state and remains one of the few nationwide.
  • The Department of Defense has awarded a new 10-year contract for diagnostic imaging systems and medical informatics products through FUJIFILM Medical Systems, with a maximum value of $768 million. The contract enables DOD to purchase a range of specialty PACS systems, enterprise web viewers and a vendor neutral archive. The new technology will support MHS Genesis, the project that is replacing current electronic health records used by DOD and Veterans Affairs.
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