American Fork, Utah, Sept. 7, 2010 – Wheatland Memorial Healthcare, Harlowton, Mont., is the latest critical access hospital to turn its Diagnostic Imaging Department into a state-of-the-art digital facility with NovaRad’s web-based PACS technology.
The community hospital contracts with radiologists for reading and prior to NovaPACS used a teleradiology service. Now, interpreting physicians have access study images through the PACS system, which is helping to decrease report turnaround time.
“Community hospitals that serve rural populations contend with the challenge geographical access to healthcare specialists,” said Paul Shumway, NovaRad vice president. “NovaPACS is helping to bridge the gap between rural and metropolitan service opportunities with technologies that can eliminate geographical barriers and provide instantaneous access to images and reports.”
NovaPACS is NovaRad’s turnkey PACS offering fast image retrieval, full-feature viewer with intuitive interface, and 7-year on-site archive with off site emergency back up. Full screen viewing, easy to use menus and mouse-based functions are available to help enhance efficiency and referring physicians have complete access to images and reports from any computer. To complement NovaPACS, NovaRad offers NovaRIS. Developed on the same platform as NovaPACS, Novarad’s state-of-the-art radiology information system generates reports, measures profitability and facilitates paperless management of patient records.