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Published on February 06, 2017

Tidelands Health Invests $2.4 Million In State-Of-The-Art Imaging Technology

Tidelands Health is introducing state-of-the art health imaging technology to improve patient care.

The health system has signed a $2.4 million contract with NovaRad South for a new picture archiving and communication system to store and display X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, mammograms and other radiological images. Clinicians evaluating X-rays

The new system consolidates all types of radiological imaging into one software platform and gives providers seamless access to a patient’s radiological image history. It also allows providers to simultaneously view all types of radiological images on the same screen.

The system, for example, will allow providers to view an MRI and an X-ray side by side. The ability to more easily compare the two images can help providers diagnose conditions and improve treatment.

“This new technology makes it easier to develop a comprehensive picture of a patient’s condition,” said Wanda Prevatte, vice president of outpatient services for Tidelands Health. “The end result is superior care and a more efficient health system.”

The NovaRad picture archiving and communication system features a wide array of additional features. For example, it includes specialized physician tools for mammography and orthopedics. It also incorporates a more flexible layout that is customizable for each provider and includes comprehensive analytics to help improve work flows.

"We look forward to a strong partnership with Tidelands Health," said Denny Phillips, president of NovaRad South. "It's a pleasure working with people so passionate about leveraging technology to advance patient care."
The new imaging technology is expected to launch in the spring. The transition will not disrupt services to patients.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.