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Photo credits L to R:Paul Newman – Fujifilm Medical Informatics Sales SpecialistGraham Robinson (sitting down) - Consultant RadiologistYnyr Hughes-Roberts - Consultant Radiologist & CCIO Craig Forster (arms folded) - Head of Radiology
In 2012 RUH agreed a managed service contract and Fujifilm installed SYNAPSE®PACS, Mobility and 3D. After five years of forging a true and trusted partnership withFujfilm, at the end of 2018 Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH) decided to continuethe relationship for a further five years. The new deal incorporates a move toFujifilm’s latest HTML5 PACS SYNAPSE® 5 and implements Fujifilm’s TeraMedicaVendor Neutral Archive (VNA), alongside the existing solutions.
“Our reporting equipment throughout the department was in need of updating” said Ynyr Hughes-Roberts, Consultant Radiologist and CCIO.
“We wanted to migrate ourdata into a VNA to futureproof the enterprise and progress towards image sharing.Upgrading to a thin client in the form of SYNAPSE® 5 and updating our voicedictation software will make reporting faster and as a result more productive. Wealso wanted a home reporting solution, which we think is essential to allow flexibleworking and improve patient care with subspecialty opinions. Fujifilm provided themanaged service workstations we needed, and tailored each for their intended use.”
RUH are driving their enterprise imaging strategy by integrating their EPR with theSYNAPSE® portfolio, which will provide all clinicians across the enterprise access topatient records and imaging. The power and speed of server side rendering hasenabled radiologists to have state of the art SYNAPSE® Home Reporting Solutionswhich are an exact replica of their office environment.
“The new workstations are noticeably faster and more reliable, even whilst stillrunning the previous software versions” said Ynyr. “Once the new operating system,SYNAPSE® 5 and the latest voice dictation software is rolled out we expect to seeeven greater improvements!”
“We are very happy with the service and products delivered by Fujifilm, and wouldrecommend them to any other institution looking to change their PACS system. Ithas been a pleasure to deal with the Fujifilm team, who are knowledgeable,engaging and excellent communicators.”