Medical Imaging System Helps Camden-Clark Memorial Improve Patient Care


In 2002, West Virginia-based Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital realized that it needed to streamline the workflow and efficiency of its radiology department by implementing a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

Before choosing a medical imaging system, the 340-bed hospital used a film-based system, which required hours of time to read before actual reporting. Camden-Clark recognized that crucial time  – and money  – were being wasted.

Following an evaluation of practices, Camden-Clark chose McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging™ as its imaging solution. Once implemented, the hospital immediately suspended all use of film – except in rare cases – and exclusively adopted the new system.

Since using the PACS, the hospital saw immediate improvements in patient care, as well as the long-term operational and financial benefits of using a medical imaging system. For example, since implementing the PACS eight years ago, Camden-Clark has seen a significant rise in exams from 134,123 in 2002 to more than 160,000 last year.

PACS has been so successful at Camden-Clark that radiologists pushed to have the technology extended to Sisterville General Hospital, a 12-bed critical access hospital, another area facility. Additionally, because of the success of the PACS implementation, Camden-Clark also implemented a Cardiovascular Information Solution (CVIS) for its cardiology department.

Discover more about how Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital benefits from using PACS as its medical imaging system by downloading the full case study.

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