The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 in Detroit and moved to the city of Ann Arbor in 1837. When the first classes were taught in 1841, U-M had two professors and seven students. Today, the University is one of the greatest public universities in the United States of America with more than 58,000 students, 3 campuses and 19 colleges and schools.
The U-M is nationally known for its award-winning health care system and premier academic medical center UMHS.
The University of Michigan Health System includes numerous Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics throughout Southeast Michigan, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the clinical activities of the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the Michigan Health Corp., the legal entity that allows the Health System to enter into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and other business activities.
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James Good, who is the UMHS' PACS Administrator, explains why and how iQ-VIEW is utilized at his institution. He states "The University of Michigan has taken on the challenge of importing any CD that is brought to the Radiology department from an outside facility, whether for primary dictation or just for clinical viewing, into our PACS system. We feel this gives the clinicians better resources for treating our patients. We use our iQ-VIEWs for importing outside CDs into our PACS system."
He continues, "We used to use another software application for importing CDs, but found out that the burning of CDs slowed down, and the modalities' worklist function did not work very well. Plus we started to receive too many CDs to make this possible."
According to Mr. Good, the University of Michigan Health System imports 200-300 CDs a week into their PACS, reason why they are installing the software on more and more PCs in order to give more people the ability to import studies and send them to the PACS. They tried a couple of different software formats for importing outside CDs, and felt that iQ-VIEW was the best and the most user friendly one.
Mr. Good points out that it has been a big success so far. "Most people I train on how to use the iQ-VIEW for this purpose have very little trouble and find the process very easy", he says.