In addition, the facility has added Carestream’s Web-based Vue RIS and Vue PACS to its portfolio for establishing a common Vue Archive for cardiology and radiology images.

Carestream’s Web-based cardiology PACS offers review of echocardiography, cardiac cath, ECG, and nuclear cardiology exams from any on-site or remote workstation, while Vue RIS delivers embedded voice recognition, critical results reporting, centralized patient scheduling and management reports that track patient referrals by physician and modality reading by each radiologist.

St. Clair Hospital vice president and CIO Richard Schaeffer said in the past, the centers’ cardiology and radiology services have operated on independent systems.

"Carestream’s innovative technology bridges the gap with Web-based platforms that enable reading of both applications from the same workstations and the ability to share a common archive," Schaeffer added.

"This approach not only reduces expenses it also offers a more efficient and convenient workflow that can help deliver faster reporting and enhance patient care."

Carestream Health digital medical solutions president Diana Nole said the company’s ability to support a consolidated workflow for cardiology and general radiology exams boosts throughput and productivity, while significantly reducing capital investment.

"Healthcare providers can also reduce data storage costs by using our on-site Vue Archive or Vue Cloud Archive pay-per-use service," Nole added.