AMICAS Vision Series PACS chosen by Waterbury Hospital and Diagnostic Radiology Associates

Boston 26 April 2006Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, has chosen AMICAS Vision Series PACS as the platform on which they will consolidate radiology within the hospital and four affiliated imaging centres. Waterbury Hospital is a mid-size community and teaching hospital, affiliated with, among others, Yale University School of Medicine. Diagnostic Radiology Associates is a private practice radiology group consisting of 10 radiologists and operating four outpatient imaging centres in the greater Waterbury area. The 357-bed hospital will integrate AMICAS Vision Series PACS with their existing Cerner Hospital Information System (HIS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Radiology Information System (RIS).

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Dr. Marco Verga, a radiologist at Waterbury Hospital instrumental in the PACS evaluation process stated: "One of the things differentiating AMICAS from other PACS vendors is their understanding of the business of radiology, and the importance of flexible and powerful work flow support." Dr. Verga continued by saying: "The flexibility of the product, in combination with the Imaging Dashboard and RealTime Worklist, will allow our practice to efficiently provide image interpretation for the imaging centres and the hospital in a single consolidated PACS. AMICAS has a proven track record of supporting efficient, filmless and paperless radiology operations using their Web-based technology."

Vision Series PACS was designed from the ground up with integration in mind. Using the latest in Web technologies, XML and health care standards such as DICOM and HL-7, AMICAS has proven to be a specialist in integrating images and radiology work flow with HIS, RIS and EMR products from numerous vendors. Mr. Peter McClennen, president of AMICAS stated: "Recently some customers with Cerner, McKesson or Siemens IT solutions have chosen AMICAS as their PACS for its combination of excellence in filmless and paperless work flow combined with its proven integration with their HIS, RIS and EMR products."

"We're very excited about our new partnership with Waterbury Hospital and Diagnostic Radiology Associates. We expect Waterbury to be an excellent showcase for the integration to an existing HIS/RIS/EMR and for demonstrating our Web-based technologies' ability to smoothly integrate the operations of imaging centres and hospitals", Peter McClennen added.

AMICAS Inc. is a provider of radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS Vision Series products provide a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centres, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided a fully-integrated, HIS/RIS-independent PACS, featuring advanced enterprise work flow support and scalable design. Complementing the Vision Series product family is AMICAS Insight Services, a set of client-centred professional and consulting services that assist its customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise. More company news can be found in the VMW March 2003 article AMICAS to provide Web-based PACS technology for teleradiology at South Shore Hospital.


Leslie Versweyveld

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