CVIS Makes Advances in Medical Imaging Technology Easier to Use


Medical Imaging and CVISAdvances in medical imaging make a cardiovascular imaging and information system (CVIS) more important than ever.

A recent article in Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology highlights some of the latest products for cath lab medical imaging systems, including one that improves image resolution ten times, one that reduces the radiation dose needed for a high-quality image, and one that enables hospitals to combine surgical and medical imaging-based interventional procedures in one operating room.

But none of these advances is meant to be used apart from other medical imaging technology such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), cardiac echo (ICE) and transesophageal echo (TEE). The only way for medical professionals to bring all of this information together, however, is with a Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS).

A CVIS promotes safe patient care by integrating cardiovascular information and seamlessly connecting medical imaging procedures to other hospital systems (like medical records, billing, inventory, and radiology, among others). With a CVIS, a medical imaging professional can count on;

  • Access to comprehensive clinical information – including all medical imaging information and EMR information – with a few mouse clicks.
  • Improved patient care because all clinical information is available anywhere, any time.
  • Less time dealing with billing hassles because the CVIS automates (and improves the accuracy of) the charging process.
  • Easy and customized reporting, which in turn helps medical imaging teams streamline workflow.

Here at McKesson, we’re always thrilled when new medical technology comes along that enhances a cardiovascular specialist’s ability to care for patients. Because we know that new technology will be underutilized unless it is integrated with existing medical imaging systems, we developed – and continue to improve – our CVIS, Horizon CardiologyTM.

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