Centricity™ PACS and PACS-IW with Universal Viewer puts clinical insight within reach to help care teams deliver patient results efficiently. It is available in two technologies: a web-based and a zero footprint (ZFP) viewer.
Universal Viewer web helps optimize radiologist’s reading by providing a powerful unified workspace with embedded advanced visualization, intelligent productivity tools, and breast imaging tools. It offers applications for MIP/MPR, PET-CT, vessel analysis, automated bone removal, integrated registration and oncology quantification. The breast imaging application supports screening and diagnostic workflows, multimodality image display and the ability to read tomosynthesis. It’s designed to work in a virtual environment to help organizations optimize the use of their current data center space.
Universal Viewer ZFP provides clinicians enterprise-wide and community-wide access to images and reports from anywhere an Internet connection is available on many mobile devices. It can be launched directly or from your EMR, providing access DICOM and XDS content for radiology, cardiology and other data when that data is stored in Centricity Clinical Archive solution. Centricity Clinical Archive solution includes the following product components: Centricity Enterprise Archive, Universal Viewer ZFP, Caradigm™ eHIE, Centricity Clinical Gateway, NextGate MatchMetrix EMPI, and PACSGEAR PacsSCAN™.
Organizations benefit from zero installation, no download of any software on the user’s device, no administrative rights required to access software and no patient data left behind on the device.
Emily from Boston Medical Center
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
Centricity Pacs is a very straightforward program. Interface is easy to understand. Essential features are simple to find and manipulate while any errors are brought immediately to ones attention to fix.
Customer service and support are quick to resolve issues in a timely fashion.
Holly from Spartanburg Regional
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
It keeps the radiologists happy and that's always a positive, plus it loads quickly (relatively at least), but that seems to be the extent to which its favored around here. It has issues playing nicely with others, doesn't have some functionalities we'd like and customer service can be lackluster.
Cumbersome, doesn't integrate with our EHR well, hard for outside specialists to pull up studies
Chad from Huron Regional Medical Center
Specialty: Radiology / imaging
The best thing about this product is that it does not require any software installs and is easily upgradable. It has many features for a zero footprint viewer and is constantly being improved by GE.
It uses HTML5, meaning it will work great on any of the modern browsers. Not all of our customers use modern browsers.
If you are going to purchase this, I would recommend installing a 2nd test VM ZFP server as well. This makes upgrading very easy. Just upgrade the test server and then switch IP, Computer Name, and transfer ssl cert and your are ready to go. Very little downtime.
Steve from The Orthopaedic Spine Center, P.A.
Specialty: Orthopedics / sports medicine
I can see images. Radiologists seem to like it......
A new embedded "feature" in the Universal Viewer makes it impossible to unselect the initial study selected in the study list. Once in the patient folder you can't unselect this study so all subsequent studies need to be compared to this. Apparently this was done so that dictating radiologists won't get confused and dictate on the wrong study. Unfortunately this makes it very cumbersome for practicing physicians - like orthopaedic surgeons - who need to look at xrays, MRIs and CT scans when someone visits the office. This makes the viewing format/page layout very cumbersome and user unfriendly especially if that person does not have a viewing station with multiple display screens.
Also, there is no way to print the report to file (in, say, PDF format) so that you can import it into your EHR system. The printed report does not have the patient's name/ID info on it - just the interpretation. Other systems like Intelliviewer let you do this.
Lastly, unless you get IT support to help you contstanly need to have some sort of "MIV." file downloaded. PITA
Make sure it works for community using it - not just the reading radiologists.
Douglas from Delaware Diagnostic Imaging
Specialty: Radiology / imaging
CentricityTM PACS with Universal Viewer and medQ RIS is one of the fastest systems at getting images to the screen and has good, learning hanging protocols. It also helps to speed up the radiologist's ability to read cases by taking away the wait time for image load, providing good tools for measurements, and presenting images in hanging protocols in the way that the radiologist last viewed that type of case.
Many products require specific versions of Internet Explorer. I understand this is due to regulatory issues with certification. The Universal Viewer with zero footprint does a lot to alleviate this issue.
Look for a product that is reliable and secure, provides the images quickly to the radiologist, interfaces well with other systems (meaningful use), and is easy to use. GE IntegradWeb and Centricity PACS meet these needs exceptionally well!
Eli from Alaska Neurology Center
Specialty: Neurology / neurosurgery
It's easy to use, with great customer service and training.
I have nothing negative to say about this product at all.
Try the rest, and then see what GE can offer as far as product and service.