Compuware has implemented digital, filmless imaging technology for Oakwood Healthcare, providing a picture archival and communication system to be used across Oakwood’s network of hospitals and selected ambulatory sites in Southeast Michigan, US.
With the new picture archival and communication system (PACS), Oakwood physicians now have immediate access to patient diagnostic images from any network-connected PC, allowing collaboration of patient care any time and anywhere.
The system has already improved radiology turnaround time, enabling physicians to obtain patient results more quickly and to make more efficient treatment decisions. At Oakwood’s largest site, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan, radiology turnaround time has been cut in half, along with a nearly 90% reduction in film processing costs.
The filmless PACS system gives our physicians and caregivers the ability to access patient information no matter where they are, said Paula Smith, chief information officer at Oakwood. The PACS system has become a key tool for our primary physicians in the daily care and treatment plans of their patients.