April 2013

New System Improves Quality and Promotes Care Coordination

Thanks to the installation of a new digital recording and archiving system, physicians and clinicians with access to the PACS software application will now be able to view video swallow studies online. The TIMS DICOM system, which digitally records and archives video swallow studies, allows physicians to view the actual video that demonstrates a patient's swallow function, rather than relying solely on a written report.

The installation of this system was completed on April 9. This technology also will allow clinicians to easily access previous studies recorded using TIMS. Changes in swallow status over time can be more easily determined using this technology.