UK's Nuffield bolsters imaging services with wireless-device IT overhaul:
This article was originally published in Clinica
UK not-for-profit group Nuffield Hospitals is installing an integrated IT network that will radically transform its picture archiving and communications system (PACS) activities, featuring bedside access to patient scans in combination with medical records. So claims Scalable Networks (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) of its £2m ($4m) seven-year installation and management agreement. Over the next two months, 40 Nuffield sites will be interconnected by a system said to be capable of handling more than 10,000 users and devices, including wireless-connected medical equipment. For Nuffield, the "more efficient imaging processes" promised by the system are central to its role as partner to the NHS, ahead of next year's 18-week referral-to-treatment targets.