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Iowa Health Gets PACS

November 12, 2009
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Iowa Health System is implementing Alpharetta, Ga.-based McKesson Corporation’s Horizon Medical Imaging PACS at 34 metropolitan hospitals and clinics throughout the state, the company says.

According to the company, the Des Moines-based healthcare system will utilize the solution’s communications capabilities for real-time work list reviews, as well as physician and radiologist consultations. Iowa Health is currently live on the new PACS solution in five of its seven regions, and is planning on bringing the other two on board by the end of the year.

Iowa Health System is the state’s first and largest integrated health system, serving nearly one of every three patients in Iowa. It provides care throughout Iowa and western Illinois, with 26 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 140 group practices of physicians and clinics. With more than 2.5 million patient visits and annual revenues of $2 billion, Iowa Health System is the sixth largest nondenominational health system in America.

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