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PACS: from planning to implementation for a new hospital facility
Author(s): Judith A. Meyers
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Paper Abstract

Planning PACS for a new hospital facility is an enormous undertaking with many varied user opinions. A pure objective-oriented planning approach was utilized along with a small PACS core planning team. The small PACS core team consisted of owner representation (administration), user representation (radiologists) and the PACS consultant. The overall PACS planning process was broken down into segments. Each segmented represented a key milestone for PACS planning with a set of clear objectives. The PACS core team followed a schedule beginning with preliminary PACS information moving forward to bid specification. An important element in PACS planning was the development of a PACS Component Location Matrix. The matrix was developed from the architectural plans for the new hospital and provided a guideline for everyone including architects and engineers. The matrix included CAD system identification number, location by architectural room number, room name, component network, remote diagnostics and storage. After a year of planning the PACS system and acceptance of vendor bid, the implementation process was ready to begin. The same small PACS core planning team remains intact for the implementation phase of the project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435474
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Judith A. Meyers, Medsmarts, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4323:
Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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