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How One Company Cut Radiology IT Cost by 30% and Improved Efficiency through PACS Deployment

Posted by CITE Team on Sep 7, 2018 2:51:10 PM

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Cite Technology Solutions, LLC, based out of Lafayette, Louisiana, has successfully coordinated and completed a large scale PACS deployment over the course of the last 2 years.  This transition in combination with the ongoing RIS deployment is expected to increase efficiency of the front desk schedulers and technologists by 20 percent, and cut server costs by nearly 50 percent!

Cite Technology (CTS), was selected to work closely with COL Management, Radiology Specialists and their combined 13 medical imaging locations.  The migration included approximately 600,000 exams, 30 million images, multiple interfaces for reports and billing, employee and doctor training, etc.

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“We started with evaluating the current system, which was at the end of life.. The older, outdated system consisted of multiple databases and image repositories, which needed consolidation.  Many of the newer, cloud based systems were leaps and bounds ahead of the 15 year old technology that was currently in place.” Joey Guidry, owner of CTS informed us.

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“The new system selection process was one of the toughest CTS has faced.  There were many different needs at each facility to take into account and we also required going with a vendor that would allow as much consolidation of the nearly 25 servers that the older system needed to run. We found that in Ramsoft and are now implementing their single database RIS solution, in addition to the PACS, system wide.”

Ramsoft has allowed the group of locations to consolidate into 1 database and cut down on the amount of servers needed tremendously.  The single database architecture will allow the group of locations a decrease in the server count from 25 to 8, reducing hardware/hosting costs tremendously, and also reducing the administration time of the system nearly in half.

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CTS is now working with the groups to also deploy a new RIS system (Radiology Information System) within their multiple locations, interface them to their billing system, etc.  Ramsoft will also allow the use of patient portals going forward, patient reminder/notifications, and many other integrations that never were an option before.

“CTS’ experience in this area was pivotal in successfully evaluating, documenting the needs of the organization, and most importantly, choosing the right vendor for our needs” says Bob Jicks, owner of COL Management.  “CTS planned and executed this project successfully and resolved any issues promptly. I would suggest CTS to anyone needing IT or imaging expertise.”

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