Kaleida Health uses Synapse® solutions to meet evolving needs
Stamford, Conn., May 10, 2012 - FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, is pleased to announce that Kaleida Health –the largest health system in Western New York State – has selected Synapse® PACS, Synapse® Cardiovascular, and Synapse® Virtual Server and enterprise imaging Architecture to replace the health system’s legacy PACS, CPACS, and imaging archives. The Synapse system will be hosted at Kaleida Health’s Data Center supporting its four hospitals and associated health centers throughout the Buffalo, New York region.
The clinical benefits of the Synapse PACS and Synapse Cardiovascular solutions drove Kaleida Health’s purchasing decision. “After exploring many options, we felt that Fujifilm could offer a single vendor, virtualized PACS and CPACS that was capable of accommodating the rigorous demands of our facilities,” says David Croston, VP and Chief Technology Officer at Kaleida Health. “Fujifilm provides Kaleida Health’s radiologists and cardiologists with a single view of a patient’s clinical information while accommodating the specific needs of each specialty.
Kaleida Health is the largest health care provider in Western New York, with four state-of- the art facilities including Buffalo General Medical Center, a 501-bed facility and it’s new Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) a state-of-the-art, world class cardiovascular care center. The Gates Vascular Institute, along with Kaleida Health’s additional cardiology departments, conduct 75 percent of the cardiac procedures in the region. Synapse Cardiovascular will provide the Gates Vascular Institute and Kaleida Health’s satellite cardiology departments with one structured reporting and image visualization solution that can accommodate all cardiology studies.
Another contributing factor in Kaleida Health’s decision to select Fujifilm was Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI) use of Synapse PACS and RIS for its imaging centers and tele-radiology services. GLMI is the primary provider of radiology reading services for Kaleida Health. Now, the reading group and Kaleida Health will benefit from Synapse enterprise reading capability and CommonView technology which enables the facilities to share patients’ clinical history ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care.
To learn more about Fujifilm’s entire medical informatics portfolio, including Synapse® PACS , Synapse® Communications and Synapse® Cardiovascular, please visit www.fujimed.com.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., supplies high quality, technologically advanced, FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujinonendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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