Session 702 - I'm a VistA Imaging Coordinator with a New System. Now What ?. Presented by Jeannie Jernigan, VistA Imaging PACS Administrator, OI&T VAMC Fayetteville, NC. Session Outline. Terms - Contingency Plans Configurations - Implementation Workgroup DICOM Basics - Getting Support
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Presented by Jeannie Jernigan, VistA Imaging PACS Administrator, OI&T VAMC Fayetteville, NC
Scanned Documents Ultrasounds
Rich Text Reports Dental Images
ECG Waveforms Ophthalmic images
Patient Photo Pathology Images
X-Rays Digital Camera
CT’s Diagram Annotations
MRI’s Dermatology images
VistA Imaging can be installed in several levels
Worklist System. Now What
DICOM Text Gateway
DICOM Image Gateway
(RAID - Magnetic)
VistARad Diagnostic WS System. Now What
(RAID - Magnetic)
Waiting for Exam
Image Capture System. Now What
PACS Diagnostic WS
Self Contained – not solely dependent on VistA or other external systems.
Robust Feature Set – Watch for dependencies
Self Contained – If integrated with another system like Vista or other HIS, data must be kept synchronized, and QA’d on both systems.
Expensive to Buy and Maintain
Data Stored in Proprietary Format
Tools to Help Ensure Successful Interface
Approved list http://vaww.va.gov/imaging/VistA_Imaging_DICOM_Modality_Interfaces.pdf
a. Did the images really get sent from the modality/device?
b. Are they a DICOM correct?
Questions… and includes remote image views in the patient exams list, the capability to remotely read/interpret studies; and provides a single sign-on to a group of selected remote sites and the local site.