NHS Wales Information Services cio for health Andrew Griffiths and Fujifilm general manager Mark van Rossum at the signing of the all Wales PACS contract.
Fujifilm Medical Systems UK has been awarded the all Wales PACS managed service solution contract. The agreement for around £20 million covers a seven-year period from 2012 to 2019 and will enable Welsh local health boards and the Velindre Trust to benefit from a common PACS service, a centralised vendor neutral archive (VNA) and remote back-up, all being operationally phased in from 2012.
The contract is expected to provide an efficient and cost-effective PACS across the whole of Wales. Fujifilm’s Synapse system will replace existing legacy PACS systems to offer a fully integrated web based solution to manage, store, distribute and retrieve images in an open environment. All images will be available on demand, with a two second response time for in-hospital viewing, providing greater access to patient data when and where required.
See the full report on the front page of the April 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.