Valley Presbyterian Hospital Upgrades CARESTREAM Vue PACS

New PACS Will Deliver Global Patient Worklist, Streamline Reading Workflow

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan 5 — Valley Presbyterian Hospital (Van Nuys, Calif.) placed an order to upgrade its existing PACS to the latest version of CARESTREAM Vue PACS to streamline the hospital’s reading workflow and accelerate the delivery of radiology reports.   

“The new Vue PACS offers a global patient worklist and fully featured native voice recognition that will greatly expedite reading of exams by on-site and remote radiologists,” said Rick Sera, PACS/RIS Administrator of the 350-bed community hospital. “We expect these features will reduce our standard turnaround time from four hours to about 30 minutes. This streamlined workflow will allow faster diagnosis for STAT cases as well as prompt reporting for referring physicians.”

With the Vue PACS, access to the global worklist, voice recognition, prior imaging exams and advanced reading tools are available to all radiologists regardless of their location. Sera notes that this advanced PACS platform will also enable remote, on-call radiologists to provide a final report for after-hours exams. Previously imaging studies were read twice, since the on-call radiologist could only provide a preliminary report due to limited access to patient information and prior imaging studies. 

“Vue PACS is always evolving as we continuously add new features to enhance platform functionality and user productivity. The ability to easily upgrade to a new version of our Vue PACS also protects our customers’ original investment,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health.

The Vue PACS also supports Vue Motion zero-footprint, Web-based enterprise viewer, which provides convenient on-demand access to imaging data and patient information by clinicians anytime, anywhere. 


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