SOLTECH worked with Northside Women’s Specialists (NWS) to define a technology implementation plan in line with the growth aspirations of the company. NWS provides women’s health and high risk obstetric services to several local hospitals including Northside Hospital, the largest obstetric service hospital in the United States, with over 17,000 births per year.

Approach

The first step was to connect NWS’s three local offices and build a local area network that could support a new ultrasound image storage system. SOLTECH consultants were part of the vendor selection and negotiation process as a non-biased third party. The organization selected GE Viewpoint. At the time, NWS was the largest customer in the US for GE Viewpoint.

SOLTECH helped interpret hardware and technical requirements, negotiate the contract and provided on-site support for the installation. Once deployed, we continued to provide recommendations and guidance which resulted in clearer images and faster transmission speed for the medical providers, saving both time and money while producing higher quality patient ultrasound images. The implementation also included creating an HL7 interface that allowed the practice management system to interface with the new PACS system, saving valuable medical staff input and retrieval time.

Core Capabilities

Strategic planning, Technology Evaluation, Vendor Selection, EHR and PACS system, HL7 interface, implementation, on-site and remote software and infrastructure support, 24/7 call, disaster recovery.