Through their network of hospitals, clinics, centers, health units, and residential facilities, the Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) provides healthcare to more than 765,000 people located in a geographic area of approximately 34,800 square miles. As the region’s primary healthcare provider, Island Health offers a full range of dynamic and progressive health programs and services: public and environmental health, maternal and family health, home care and supports, primary health care, residential care, hospital care, mental health and addictions services, rehabilitation and endof- life care.
A progressive institution committed to working closely with the community, Island Health is currently in the midst of a five-year strategic plan which focuses on becoming a fully-integrated health organization that provides premium health services to their residents, regardless of their location or how they access health services.
As demands on the region’s health care system increases, Island Health is striving to implement an innovative system-wide response that increases capacity and quality of care. This includes the construction of centers of excellence that focus on patient care and safety, quality of life of Island Health residents, innovative and efficient use of technology, partnerships and investment.
Spanning across nineteen medical imaging sites on Vancouver Island, Island Health boasts a highly skilled team of professional who work together to provide diagnostics and treatment procedures. The primary imaging services provided by Island Health include: angiography, bone mineral densitometry, computed tomography, diagnostic and screening mammography, fluoroscopy, general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.
Intelerad’s relationship with Island Health dates back to 1997, when they became the organization’s second customer. Today, IntelePACS® and InteleViewer™ are used across Island Health’s network of hospitals and medical centers, including Campbell River Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. The solutions not only increase the speed at which reports are delivered, but ensure accuracy as radiologists are always able to compare current studies with priors.