Ten years after deploying IntelePACS® from Intelerad Medical Systems™, radiologists at Montreal Children’s Hospital continue to leverage the solution’s optimized workflows, universal access, and rich feature set to deliver the highest levels of patient care.
Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) has been providing pediatric healthcare services since 1904. Today, as part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), it serves a metropolitan area of nearly four million people, and treats additional patients from across the province and beyond.
Recognized as a pioneer in research and patient care for over a hundred years, MCH is known for medical breakthroughs. The first procedure in Canada to repair a congenital heart defect was performed at MCH, as was Canada’s first CT scan in a pediatric setting. MCH was also the first pediatric hospital in Canada to offer intra-operative MRI.
At MCH, leveraging technology and staying at the forefront of new technological developments is a high priority. This emphasis is central to the hospital’s dual focus on research and delivering superior clinical care in numerous speciality areas.
To support an MCH initiative to become a paperless institution, the hospital’s radiology department required a solution that would enable them to transition from film-based imaging. As a result, the department selected Intelerad’s IntelePACS, a highly scalable, enterprise-level system for the seamless archiving, distributing, and secure sharing of images and reports.
Deployed by MCH in 2004, IntelePACS has had an enormous impact on improving patient care, far beyond the obvious advantages of digital vs. film-based imaging. MCH has leveraged IntelePACS to implement a customized workflow that has transformed the way the radiology department operates, vastly reducing turnaround time and greatly increasing efficiency.