RJAH extends PACS contract to 2023 and updates to latest technology

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), Oswestry, has extended its Fujifilm Synapse PACS contract to 2023. RJAH provides a comprehensive range of MSK surgical, medical and rehabilitation services and has used Synapse PACS and Synapse 3D for surgical planning since 2013.

“Extending our PACS managed service contract to 2023 has delivered numerous benefits to the radiology directorate,” said diagnostics divisional manager Eric Hughes. “The Fujifilm team worked with us to assess the challenges we faced as a department. Together we then established the imaging and IT solutions needed to improve our workflow, our patient experience and our department.

“We have now added a range of imaging and diagnostics solutions to our system portfolio. These include the Synapse VNA, Fujifilm’s FDR D-Evo GL long length digital imaging detector, Fujifilm DR retrofits for two analogue rooms and the SyncroDose radiation dose index monitoring system.”

The contract extension will see RJAH move to Synapse 5 PACS, which is said to deliver exceptional image display speeds due to its HTML 5-based zero footprint design. This technology leads to increased productivity, secure patient data and privacy controls, enhanced clinical collaboration and optimised workflow.

Hughes added: “During the refresh of the reporting workstations, the transition was really smooth and the engineers were professional and friendly in their approach. All consultant radiologists now have state-of-the-art workstations that are very responsive and come with the latest 6MP diagnostic display and advanced productivity tools.”

Picture: RJAH PACS and RIS manager Frank Cook with Fujifilm UK business relationship manager Chris Lees.

Published on page 6 of the April 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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