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Insignia selected as PACS, RIS & VNA provider for North Bristol NHS Trust.

Insignia Medical Systems are pleased to be partnering with another large NHS Trust with the signing of a new contract with North Bristol NHS Trust in April 2020. With Covid-19 impacting on healthcare services, Insignia and the Trust successfully worked together to deploy hardware and performed the RIS data import, completing this work at the end of August.

The migration was Insignia’s largest and also fastest migration to date, moving 300TB of medical imaging over to the new VNA. This data was processed at a rate of 11-12 million images per day and was completed in just 5 months.

The Trust have selected Insignia for five key components, Wellbeing CRIS for the RIS, Insignia Medical Systems PACS, Insignia Medical Systems VNA, TeraRecon for Advanced Image Processing and Voice Recognition from Wellbeing. Go live is expected to take place in March 2021 in line with the end of their existing contracts.

Sue Miller, NBT PACS Manager, says that “deploying a new PACS is always challenging and exciting. The success of this implementation is reliant upon good support and partnership with both Trust stakeholders and with the supplier, and the achievement to date in all aspects demonstrates this very well.

The North Bristol NHS Trust site has over 220 modality connections and a daily study performed rate of around 1600 studies. Insignia will be deploying their Zero Footprint viewer, allowing users fast, flexible and secure access to patient images and information across multiple platforms and displays, along with their regional sharing solutions which gives the power directly to the clinicians, enabling examinations to be viewed and reported anywhere within a region.

Speaking about the deployment, Mike Dagley, Senior Project Manager, Insignia Medical Systems, commented “Deployment is going well across all the provided components which has been especially challenging given the current lock down restrictions and the demand for resourcing both from the customer and us as suppliers. The migration has been our largest and fastest to date and we’re looking forward to going live in the upcoming months.”

Dr Marcus Bradley, Clinical Lead for Imaging and Consultant Neuroradiologist, echoed this sentiment. “The project team from Insignia have demonstrated a very calm and professional approach, overcoming all obstacles thrown at them by the pandemic, to ensure a smooth installation process.  We are very much looking forward to being able to use the live product in the next few weeks”