February Events Recap
02.28.14

The Freeland Systems team has attended two conferences so far in 2014 to learn about the latest industry trends, technology, and practices.

NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY CONFERENCE

The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) is the world’s largest veterinary conference. It is attended by veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, and vendors. The conference consists of guest speakers, classes, labs, and exhibits. New ideas from leaders in veterinary medicine and practice management are presented, and the scope covers every animal species.

This year the conference was held in Orlando, Florida, from January 18-22. There were over 16,000 attendees from over 70 countries. In addition, there were over 4,000 exhibits displaying product and technology advances to elevate veterinary practices.

STATE-OF-THE-ART ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

The State-of-the-Art Echocardiography conference is the leading educational conference for cardiovascular ultrasound organized by the American Society for Echocardiography (ASE). It is designed for adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, and sonographers. Topics include quantitative echocardiography, valvular and ischemic heart disease, stress/contrast echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), diastology, physiological disease management, and myopericardial diseases.

This year the 27th Annual conference was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, from February 14-18. The program included learning laboratories, maintenance certifications, a special symposium on valvular heart disease, new advancements in echo technology such as strain images, and many case studies.



Welcome to cPac!
02.14.14

Welcome to cPac! In you have any questions or needs please contact us at 1.888.615.1888 x2. 



Common Issues Integrating PACS and EMR
02.12.14

Combining your patients’ EMR (electronic medical records) with your PACS system creates an invaluable combination of tools that increases your return on investment. By streamlining medical records with your PACS system, both patient records and medical images are stored in one digital location, providing ease-of-use for staff, which in turn, creates a higher level of healthcare for patients.

Integrating EMR records with your PACS system can be a seamless process, if it is conducted with patience and care. The specific requirements for integration are different, depending upon the PACS system your practice uses. Some PACS require the initial patient input to be accurate upon integration without being reworked, which necessitates a careful eye from the staff and tedious data input. Others, however, have functionality available to integrate data for you, lightening the workload on your staff.

As with any technological upgrade, integrations can pose problems to the user if proper protocols are not followed before integration. Regard the following precautions to eliminate integration complications:

Avoid duplicate entries. To avoid compromising patient care, ensure that duplicate records are not created. Duplicate creations are dangerous to the patient, because they do not include preexisting conditions, and they can compromise the course of medical action. Ensure that all clinical records and actions are listed in a single place, in their entirety.

Ensure that clinical encounters are documented to the correct patient. Avoid clinical record corruption by double-checking that the records being referred to or updated belong to the patient being treated.

Minimize the impact on existing care workflow. Integration should be minimally disruptive to the technical infrastructure. A major benefit of a PACS system is to increase workflow efficiency. However, if the system is down for backups or end of day processing, then the record may not be entered into the PACS or EMR systems. 



Freeland Systems Launches cPAC – A Cloud-Based PACS Solution
02.06.14

cPAC, the newest addition to the AccessPoint family, is now available from Freeland Systems. cPAC utilizes cloud computing and browser-based environments, allowing you to have all the functionality of a server-based PAC system without the limited accessibility of a server-based environment. With cPAC you have anytime, anywhere access to your images with intelligent reporting solutions, including the ability to re-measure images, customize reports, and utilize dynamic search features.

Find out more about how to equip your office with the affordable and convenient cPAC system.

Features

Browser-based: cPAC integrates bi-directional image and communication sharing between organizations, physicians, and patients with browser-based PAC system solutions and intelligent reporting. Working in different locations and collaborating with colleagues from other sites is easy with cPAC.

Cloud storage: Cloud technology hosts data and applications on secure SSL off-site servers, eliminating your need to maintain on-site servers. This provides scalable and cost-effective options for your storage and archiving of data. In addition, patient data does not remain on hardware; it is stored in a secured, HIPAA-compliant environment.

Disaster recovery and back-up solutions: cPAC provides off-site hosted data replication services. Built-in disaster recovery solutions protect your data from unplanned disruptions and prevent single points of failure. You can rest assured that your data is automatically and securely backed up.

Benefits

Low cost of ownership: cPAC is offered in flexible and scalable pricing options. You can pay per study or on a subscription that best meets your needs. Any size facility can have access to a fully-functional PAC system with cPAC.

Reduce storage and hardware costs: Cloud technology offers unlimited storage capacity without the need to purchase expensive equipment and hire staff to maintain it. Dynamic provisioning ensures that you are only paying for the storage capacity you are using, making cloud solutions scalable for any size organization.

Support: Freeland Systems Technical Solutions Team is available to help you set up and use cPAC. Whether you are new to AccessPoint or you are migrating your current system to the cloud, we can help you with installation, training, and technical support.