McKesson unveils workstation for radiology

December 3, 2004

McKesson has united image and information management with a RIS/PACS workstation that automates workflow by streamlining the assessment of images and patient data.

McKesson has united image and information management with a RIS/PACS workstation that automates workflow by streamlining the assessment of images and patient data.

Embedded in the Horizon Rad Station are advanced features, including adaptive image loading to optimize image display and navigation, virtual image management to support the visualization of data obtained using multislice CT and other high-data volume modalities, and clinical series mapping that enables common display protocols for vendor-specific DICOM implementations.

Horizon Rad Station is a core component of McKesson's Horizon Radiology integrated RIS/PACS suite, which includes image management, navigation, information management, workflow automation, and digitization of the patient record. The Web-based system integrates billing, claims, data distribution, and reporting functionality in configurations that can be stretched to handle imaging and outpatient centers as well as small hospitals or large multisite enterprises.

The RIS and PACS components use standards-based interfaces and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise framework to work with other systems. The PACS includes a Web-based single-view workstation and enhanced tools for nuclear medicine, orthopedic templating, and 3D imaging.