Olathe Medical Center overcomes
technical, political and organizational
hurdles to deploy one of the nation’s fi rst
integrated radiology and cardiology PACS.
any healthcare organizations advocate
bringing cardiology and radiology image-
management functions together, but the
technology and challenges can be daunting.
Olathe Medical Center was no different,
but in the face of these obstacles, this Kansas
community medical center had a vision of
including each patient’s images in a single pa-
tient jacket – one reliable image-management
solution easily accessible from any PC, when-
ever required for patient care.
Olathe Medical Center proved up to the chal-
lenge, overcoming technical, political and organi-
zational hurdles to deploy one of the nation’s fi rst
integrated radiology and cardiology picture archive and
2500 Tamiami Tr N
communication systems (PACS) in 2006. The system
Nokomis, FL 34275
was rolled out across a 300-bed facility and its network
of more than 350 staff physicians.
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