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Improve patient care with cardiology PACS

Improve patient care with cardiology PACS

Sep 30, 2021 | Radiology

Cardiology PACS, or Picture Archiving and Communications System, can improve patient care in many ways. Efficiency, reliability, and quickness are just a few ways Cardiology PACS has fast improved patient care in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The reporting process vastly improves and patients get the results they need faster, so they can identify the problem, get solutions, and discharge their stay.

There are also plenty of benefits for the healthcare facility, as well, creating a domino effect for the patient’s overall experience. PACS can be used by radiologists, cardiologists, pathology, oncology, and dermatology. Nuvodia is an IT Managing company that takes a closer look at PACS for radiology as well as cardiology and how it can improve patient care.

What is PACS?

PACS stands for Picture Archiving and Communications System. PACS is a medical imaging technology used primarily in healthcare organizations to securely store, retrieve, present, and digitally transmit electronic images and reports.

Examples of PACS include:

  • X-rays
  • MRI’s
  • Ultrasounds

PACS can handle the different machines and equipment used to produce photos.

They are used by cardiologists to access digital imaging, information, films, and reports. The information received from PACS can be used to collect physiological data as well as anatomical data that can be detrimental to a patient’s healthcare.

There are four components of PACS that make them so effective:

  • Image acquisition devices (imaging modalities)
  • Communication networks
  • PACS archive and server
  • Integrated display workstations (WS).

PACS also allows medical professionals to see 2D and 3D images. PACS reduces repetitive images, improves doctor communication, and allows for a chronological view of a patient’s history. Because of such a beneficial use of technology, this also improves staff retention at hospitals because morale becomes a lot more positive with improved resources.

With all of these advancements, PACS improves the patient care experience in various ways.

How can PACS help with patient care?

With PACS, patient data is extremely organized. This organization helps with reports being digitally stored, cutting out all of the piles and piles of paperwork. Digital storing also helps speed up the process for different healthcare professionals to easily access a patient’s reports.

Visualizations of the imaging are improved. With 2D and 3D imaging, healthcare professionals are able to see a more advanced image. For example, if a cardiologist saw an x-ray of a patient’s heart, technology now allows for them to move that image around and rotate it so that it is analyzed better.

Another plus with PACS is the financial aspect. With digital imaging, you cut out the need for staff to do paperwork, print film, or pay for film. It is easily accessible on your computer.

For patients, there is less radiation exposure, less of a need to retake images, and the higher quality images show for more accurate diagnoses. Exams can also be shorter, which can prevent treatment side effects.

Why Nuvodia’s PACS solution for Cardiology

Nuvodia can help improve your technology. We have one central location for your Cardiology Data. Having one central location is so important for reporting to be organized. Nuvodia also has the ability to review images on high-speed workstations or view non-diagnostic quality images anywhere. Remote usage of PACS helps cardiologists and medical professionals communicate between healthcare departments and other facilities.

With Nuvodia’s PACS you can also view more than one image at the same time, which speeds up the process. There is a faster turnaround time and optimized billing capabilities. The streamlined billing process turned to increased revenues and efficiency.

Our company helps with seamless interfacing with hospital IT systems and EHR (Electronic Health Records. We have a unique infrastructure and service delivery model. In turn, this proves for increased clinical awareness through alerts to inconsistent findings, automated data correlation, and assimilation. We do our best to help your medical professionals with a more productive workday by cutting out unnecessary work.

Our PACS also adapts with automatic hardware and software upgrades when available. If you need any help whatsoever, Nuvodia even has an IT Support Help Desk that works around the clock, 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year round.

Nuvodia is a company that has your best interest at heart. We would love to get you started in implementing our PACS in your healthcare facility. If you would like more information, you can grab a FREE quote from us or contact us today to see how our managed IT Services can help your team!