MultiCare Health Goes Digital with Emageon's Cardiac PACS, Hemodynamic Reporting


January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009 - Emageon said its been awarded a five-year HeartSuite VERICIS cardiology contract with MultiCare Health System, an integrated health organization made up of four hospitals in the Greater Tacoma, WA area.
Emageon will supply its VERICIS digital PACS and HeartSuite hemodynamics solution for four cath labs, including one in which Emageon's Pediatric Echo IMS product will be installed. The HeartSuite VERICIS solution will enable MultiCare to digitally process its cardiology PACS studies and cath/echo structured reporting for echocardiography.
After MultiCare's scheduled studies, results and reports – generated within VERICIS – are signed off they will be automatically uploaded to its EMR, thanks to Emageon's bi-directional HIS interface. This will make the patient information immediately available for physician review and/or consultation with surgeons, and also streamline the billing process.
MultiCare stated, "Our team placed particular emphasis on customer references, paying close attention to their individual vendor experiences and proven successes with system installation, staff training, vendor follow-ups, system upgrades, prompt service, and competitive pricing. We found Emageon's customer base to be most happy with their installed systems, especially the relative ease with which the HeartSuite VERICIS application was adopted by the intended users, and even more satisfied with Emageon's product support. Additionally, we believe that Emageon's solution will provide us with the most comprehensive integrated solution to address our need for a fully Web-based product to include cardiology PACS; hemodynamic charting system; pediatric and adult structured reports; HIS, RIS, and CIS interfacing; and ACC registry reporting."
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