NHS Shetland, home to the United Kingdom’s most remote cardiology department, has contracted to implement Change Healthcare Cardiology Echo™ to enable seamless data sharing and support easier access to comprehensive cardiac care.
Collaboration between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Change Healthcare accelerated the implementation of this advanced image sharing solution, rolling BEAM out to 49 healthcare facilities in just a few months.
The development of an enterprise-wide imaging strategy is now a major priority for senior management within the NHS. As organisations battle to reduce diagnostic waiting times and accelerate patient access to treatment against a backdrop of ever-increasing demand, UK radiology once again finds itself burdened with escalating pressures.
For the Trust, avoiding any interruption to the delivery of patient services is absolutely critical given the escalating demands on hospital services. Because of issues with reliability and efficiency, the Trust began looking for an integrated cath lab to manage the complete peri-procedural workflow of the cath environment.