Vanderbilt Health to implement Sectra VNA, PACS

Vanderbilt Health will install a new enterprise PACS and vendor neutral archive that will closely integrate with its Epic medical records system modules.

Vanderbilt Health comprises Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

The system has selected the Sectra enterprise imaging PACS and VNA for use throughout its Nashville, Tenn., based organization. The Sectra solution will integrate with Epic Radiant and Cupid, and will provide physicians with a full patient overview on a single workstation and enable scalability for future growth of the healthcare system.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Campus photos, summer 2014 ( Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt University)

In addition to Sectra PACS for diagnostic radiology and cardiology and the VNA to store any departmental imaging, the multi-year contract signed in July will include advanced visualization tools, teaching file software, Sectra Breast Imaging PACS for mammography workflow, orthopedic pre-operative planning tools, business analytics and resident workflow.

Vanderbilt executives say the Sectra enterprise imaging solution provides a unified strategy that enable efforts to achieve shortened report turnaround times, enhanced result distribution workflows and improved communication between departments.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been live on the eStar platform, comprised of 25 different Epic modules, for nearly two years. designed to support a more integrated clinical, administrative and billing infrastructure for the Nashville-based healthcare provider. Epic Radiant is Epic's radiology information system (RIS); Epic Cupid is the company's cardiovascular information system module.

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