|[February 28, 2013]
Rural Healthcare Takes a Leap Forward with Technology That Equips Remote Specialists to Provide Real-Time Treatment Suggestions
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
When citizens of Rochelle, Ill., (population 9,500) have a medical
emergency, specialists who are miles away can assist with treatment
Radiology imaging systems accelerate the delivery of radiology reports to on-site and off-site clinicians-including those using mobile devices. (Photo: Business Wire)
As a small critical access hospital, Rochelle Community Hospital's
physicians often call upon remote doctors to make treatment
recommendations for critically ill or injured patients. Thanks to the
Vue PACS and vendor-independent Vue
Motion viewer, these specialists can quickly and easily view imaging
studies, prior exams and reports from Web-enabled devices, such as an
"We need to make sure we have correctly identified the severity of each
patient's condition, determine what treatment needs to take place and
whether the patient needs to be transported to a larger facility for
specialty care," said Scott Stewart, the hospitals' Manager of
Information Services. "Our new Vue Motion viewer equips specialists to
review any type of imaging exam. These specialists can assess a heart
attack or stroke victim, for example, and work with our physicians to
give each paient the greatest chance of a good outcome."
Carestream's Vue Motion viewer allows rapid transmission even of echo
cardiogram color video files, Stewart adds. "Referring physicians and
specialists can view these large video files in cine mode, which is
pretty amazing. The viewer is an excellent tool and is used by 75% of
our off-site physicians and specialists."
The hospital also installed the latest version Vue PACS, which
interfaces smoothly with its EHR system. Authorized physicians at any
location can go to the hospital's web site and activate an online link
to view patient imaging studies and reports as well as other patient
Stewart says the system is extremely secure. "We can grant access by a
physician for a very limited period of time or we can offer extended
access, depending upon the needs of each physician."
The ability to deliver patient information along with imaging studies
and reports means the hospital is already meeting some of the Meaningful
Use Stage 2 requirements, according to Stewart. "This technology allows
hospitals of any size to address patient record access needs today so
they don't need to worry about meeting the deadline."
For more information on Carestream's healthcare
IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging
systems and healthcare IT solutions; X-ray film and digital X-ray
systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the
precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the
company's broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please
contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.
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