Diagnostic imaging, information technology  

Poole Hospital installs E.Novation's radiology information browser

25 July 2006

Poole Hospital NHS Trust in England has become the fifth client for the Radiology Information System Viewer of E.Novation UK, part of Dutch company E.Novation International. The new viewer allows Poole Hospital to view all legacy radiology information by using a web browser.

The replacement of the current radiology information systems (RIS) is part of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) projects currently managed by the Local Service Providers under England's National Programme for IT (NPfIT).

The reasons for replacement are various; a number of data definitions have changed, the quality of data is poor due to duplicated patient registrations and incomplete information, and old hardware platforms don’t meet the current IT standards.

The RIS Viewer is a web based platform, which healthcare providers simply access via a web browser. This eliminates the need for local applications on the usually limited computer systems of these organisations. The system provides a separate ‘read only’ database which contains current data from the replaced RIS.

The RIS Viewer has also been installed in Dartford and Gravesham, East Kent Hospitals, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and Medway NHS Trusts.

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