Johns Hopkins Medicine consolidates its health system under a new PACS


April 23, 2014 - With 6 academic and community hospitals, 4 suburban healthcare and surgery centers, and more than 30 primary healthcare outpatient sites, as well as programs for national and international patient activities, Johns Hopkins Medicine is recognized as a leader in patient care, medical research and teaching. To support its large, multi-site reading environments and provide the advanced reading tools for its radiologists, the health network has implemented Carestream’s Vue PACS.

With Carestream’s Vue PACS, the health system will be able to consolidate the reading of all imaging modalities onto a single platform, which can boost productivity while simplifying operations and support. The new PACS will support multi-site reading of medical imaging exams and sharing of diagnostic information to help physicians determine the best treatment path for each patient’s condition. Vue PACS includes tools to support physician segmentation and bookmarking of cancerous lesions and automatically register 3D imaging data sets (such as MR and CT) to help highlight subtle changes in anatomy and improve clinical collaboration. Vue PACS also can help optimize the reading of mammography studies including digital breast tomosynthesis exams, as it supports the reading of images from all breast imaging modalities on a single PACS workstation.

The PACS initially will be used by The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and two outpatient imaging centers. The health system will manage the PACS from its state-of-the-art data center at Mount Washington, Md., and imaging exams will be replicated and stored at a facility on its East Baltimore medical campus for disaster recovery. 


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April 23, 2014
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