WDHB invests in new PACS system
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WDHB resident medical officer Syed Muhammad Hamid and radiographer Lisa Brown make good use of the new PACS system
 
WDHB resident medical officer Syed Muhammad Hamid and radiographer Lisa Brown make good use of the new PACS system.
The Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) has launched a new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), as a prerequisite for the Central Region Information Systems Project (CRISP) - a single regional information technology system.
 
The new PACS changes the way in which clinicians can view, share and store patient radiology images. The most noticeable change is that radiology images will be digital, making film images ‘a thing of the past.’
 
WDHB chief executive Julie Patterson said implementation of the new PACS is a good example of the ongoing and substantial investments the WDHB is making to improve the level of service provided to the district’s population.
 
“Implementing the new PACS system is one way in which the WDHB continues to invest in systems and processes to help to continually improve patient care and safety at the DHB,” says Mrs Patterson.
 
“The new system improves our clinician’s workflow, helping to provide better and faster diagnostics. This is an exciting step for the WDHB as implementation of CRISP approaches.”
 
 The CRISP project will deliver ‘one portal, one password, one patient record for every clinician at every facility across the region’ to help deliver more integrated healthcare across the central region DHBs.