Replacing a legacy hospital PACS system can be a challenging endeavour. In addition to the time required to research vendors’ offerings and selecting the right solution, resources must be allocated to deploy it across multiple sites and migrate terabytes of data to the new archive so physicians can access priors when the system goes live.
Given the amount of resources and investments that go into the process, a growing number of hospitals are using imaging interoperability solutions to enhance existing systems and delay PACS replacements.
One such hospital is Australia’s Ballarat Health Services, an academic institution near Melbourne that serves a population of 230,000 people spread across 48,000 square kilometres.
When their legacy PACS system began showing its age, they turned to Intelerad to supply them with a front-end solution that connected to their existing archives. This provided their hospital with a state-of-the art viewer that enables them to improve workflow, decrease turnaround times and increase overall productivity. It also allowed the organization to deploy a new PACS system when the timing was right for them.
Read the full case study here: Leveraging Interoperability to Delay a PACS Replacement