14 May NY Medical Center Selects Camtronics for Cardiovascular Image and Information Management
Westchester Medical Center (WMC), Valhalla, New York, has selected Verisis developed by Camtronics Medical Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, for its new Cardiology Image and Information Management System.
The system will be installed at WMC’s George E. Reed Heart Center, one of the most highly regarded cardiology and cardiac surgery programs on the east coast. The system will also extend into the Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the region’s only all-specialty children’s hospital.
“The Vericis system will span our cardiac cath and echocardiography labs; it includes integrated hemodynamic monitoring and provides our pediatric cardiologists with the premier reporting package for children with congenital heart disease,”according to Melvin Weiss, MD, Chief of Cardiology at WMC.
“Furthermore, since the system is fully integrated, we don’t have to worry about working across multiple platforms from different manufacturers, which can present all kinds of service and support problems, added Weiss.”
The Vericis system will acquire, store and distribute digital images from the George E. Reed Heart Center’s cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology laboratories. The cardiac cath lab at the Heart Center is among the busiest on the east coast, with an annual volume of nearly 8,000 cases. Approximately 10,000 echocardiograms and 900 nuclear cardiology studies are performed annually.
Physicians will now be able to access reports quicker and provide information to other cardiologists at workstations located throughout the facility. Cardiologists at the Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center will be served by another Camtronics’ product that provides specialized image and information management system for pediatric echocardiography.
Integral to this system is one the industry’s leading pediatric reporting applications developed by Camtronics’ subsidiary VMI Medical, Inc. Verisis EchoIMS features a broad array of analytical tools specifically designed for assessing, diagnosing and treating children with congenital heart disease. At the heart of the system is the respected fetal and pediatric echocardiography database developed and refined by Children’s Hospital, Boston. This “living library” of normative data contains indications, examination procedures and diagnostic findings for over 140,000 patient care episodes, going back to 1978.
Camtronics Medical Systems founded in 1986 is based in Hartland, Wisconsin and is a leading provider of cardiovascular information systems. Since its founding in it has earned a reputation as a pioneering developer of products for cardiac imaging and networking applications.