Lakes DHB to join the Midland regional Radiology RIS and PACS system
23 Oct 2018
Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional Radiology platform on
Tuesday 6 November 2018. Lakes will be the fourth of the Midland DHBs
to join the Midland Radiology Information System (RIS) and Image Repository
(PACS), a fully managed service from Philips and Kestral. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs
already use the platform.
For external providers including GPs, there will be some key changes to
be aware of.
- Results: GPs who order
radiology procedures from Lakes DHB will continue to receive results as
normal. However, the regional system
does not currently automatically send a copy of the radiology result to a
patient GP when another clinician (i.e. hospital clinician) requests a
procedure (as the Lakes DHB system does now). Lakes DHB is working closely with Philips to confirm a delivery date for 'auto
copying' of results in 2019.
- Images: A new portal will be
delivered for external practitioners to access the regional image
repository. When available, all images and reports from Lakes, Waikato,
BOP and Tairāwhiti DHBs will be visible from a single portal. While this new portal will not be in place
for the November go live, Lakes DHB is working closely with the regional team to
confirm a delivery date. The current VPN link to the Lakes PACS system will be
disabled from go live until the new portal is available (in 2019).
analysis indicates that few GPs actually access the Lakes VPN image viewer -
for those who would still like to access images until the regional portal is
delivered, please contact Michael Surry, Lakes DHB project manager on the details below.
Further information will be provided as the go live date approaches. For more information contact Michael Surry, Lakes DHB project manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 996 730.