6/10/2004 - Camtronics Medical Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG), announced that the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has selected VERICIS for cardiovascular image and information management. INTEGRIS Baptist is the flagship of 15-hospital INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma's largest not-for-profit health care system.
"The INTEGRIS Heart Hospital is a joint venture between INTEGRIS Baptist and cardiologists that is designed to optimize cardiac care quality and delivery," says INTEGRIS Heart Hospital President P. Anthony Long, MBA, CHE. "The hospital and physicians collaborated very closely on the selection of Camtronics; the decision resulted from an exhaustive, multi-year evaluation of cardiovascular information management systems."
Multi-vendor compatibility is an important advantage of the VERICIS system notes Long. "Camtronicsí solution is flexible in its ability to interface with a diverse array of equipment, which in our case includes cath, echo, and nuclear imaging systems from GE, Philips, and Siemens. It also addresses our desire to alleviate some of the pressures on our cardiologists "web technology enables them to access and view patient information from their homes and offices. The system is very easy to use and will significantly enhance our ability to deliver care in the most efficient manner possible."
The VERICIS system will acquire, store, and distribute digital images from the INTEGRIS Heart Hospitalís cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology laboratories, which collectively perform over 17,000 studies and procedures annually. The system will feature a six-terabyte Enterprise NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server that will provide clinicians with instant network access to approximately 34,000 studies, or two years of accumulated study volume. From VERICIS Cardiac Workstations distributed throughout the hospital, physicians will view cardiac cath, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular ultrasound studies, and generate concise, structured clinical reports. Studies and final results will be accessible via the Web from standard PCs to authorized users inside the hospital and at many of INTEGRIS Baptistís 25 outreach clinics.
Long says that a second phase of the project, which will include VERICIS PhysioLogTM, Camtronics’ hemodynamic monitoring system, will aid the hospital’s continuous quality improvement initiatives. "INTEGRIS Heart Hospital invests a tremendous amount of time and resources on data collection and quality management. PhysioLog and the VERICIS Clinical Reporting modules will enable us to integrate this data collection more fully into our normal clinical processes. We'll use the VERICIS database to monitor and measure quality, and to guide our strategic approach to how we coordinate care across our different services and outreach sites."
The INTEGRIS Heart Hospital is a comprehensive center of excellence that offers a wide range of services to treat heart diseases. One of the most advanced centers in the region, the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital is housed within the 508-bed INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. A non-sectarian, voluntary, not-for-profit hospital, INTEGRIS Baptist is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is a member of the American Healthcare Organization Association and Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA).
VERICIS is the first information management system that captures patient data across the continuum of cardiovascular care. Built on a single information technology platform, VERICIS integrates data from different sites (office, clinic, and hospital) and different sources (interventional and diagnostic x-ray angiography, echo, nuclear, MR, hemodynamics, reports, and HIS) to create a comprehensive digital record on the cardiac patient.
Camtronics Medical Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, was founded in 1986 and is a market leader in cardiovascular information management and hemodynamic monitoring technology. Its industry-leading VERICIS Cardiovascular Information System provides single-point access to complete cardiovascular patient data, including cardiology office practice records. Camtronics operates engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and customer support activities from its headquarters near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as technology development centers in Winter Park, Florida, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information call 1-800-634-5151 or visit www.camtronics.com
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