Three Essex trusts deploy regional PACS solution
Insignia Medical Systems has been selected to supply three trusts in Essex with a fully-integrated PACS solution.
Working in partnership under the banner of the Essex Success Regime (ESR); Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, and Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust were looking to transform how they deliver radiology services within the region by not just sharing images, but also sharing services.
With contracts signed in February, all three trusts are now live, while the migration of 639 million images (some 155TB of data) is being completed using Insignias migration service.
Chief information officer, Martin Callingham, who is responsible for all three trusts, said: “This is the first major project that we have delivered since entering into partnership under the success regime and demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-quality patient care and services across the three hospitals.
”Insignia has provided the solution to sharing of images and data across Mid and South Essex resulting in a seamless service benefiting patients and staff.”
Having successfully implemented its sharing services across a number of regions, including eight trusts in the South West, three trusts in the Midlands, and a regional sharing domain across Oxfordshire; Insignia works hand in hand with the NHS to provide seamless image sharing, to support a wide range of clinical requirements.
This service will enable the entire regional imaging patient record to be automatically presented to the end users within its own PACS system, including the reports from the three different RIS systems.
Unlike other methods, the Insignia Sharing Systems keeps all shared studies up to date in real-time to ensure that changes are immediately reflected across the region.