Conversion to a digital diagnostic imaging environment, such as the one resulting from the implementation of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), impacts the entire operation of a health care facility. Moreover it requires all end users and patients to adapt to new workflow and ways to interact and operate. All stakeholders must be considered and properly managed during a PACS deployment in order to achieve expected benefits and objectives in a timely fashion.
Since 1998, CIRACET consultants have lead health care institutions during their PACS acquisition and deployment process, thus ensuring proper department characterization takes place and the particular facility’s requirements are met. Department and data workflow and statistics are all discussed with potential vendors to ensure technology adoption renders positive results.
Our Clinical Engineering staff conducts workflow analysis to document baseline information and to identify areas for improvement, project objectives and key PACS Analytics.
KEY BENEFITS [See Testimonials]
- Request for Proposal Creation
- Hardware Technology and Communication Consulting
- Experienced Project Management Staff
- PACS, EHR and Voice Recognition integration
- Post Go-Live support and objectives compliance
- PACS Analytics
- Experience Transitioning into a Filmless Environment.
- Digital Diagnostic Imaging Department Protocols and Contingency Procedures.
Manatí Medical Center - Case Study, 2011
“Manatí Medical Center strives to maintain a leading role in Puerto Rico as a technologically advanced hospital. Last year the administration decided to implement the development and operation of a picture archiving and communications system (PACS). After evaluation and discussion CIRACET was selected as our consultants to guide the entire process. From the beginning CIRACET became a partner in this effort guiding Manatí Medical Center through all the diverse steps of evaluation of potential vendors, development models, payback period analysis, implementation schedule and interface with all concerned stakeholders. At all times during this complex process, CIRACET provided expert guidance, directionality and support. The end result is a fully integrated and functional PACS systems that is delivering at or above expectations on all operational and financial parameters. CIRACET proved to be a reliable, consistent, involved and responsible partner in this difficult PACS adoption process. We thank them for their help and congratulate them as the valuable asset they are for our institution.”
Lcdo. Jorge Galva Rodríguez, MHSA
Manatí Medical Center