FOI 5427-System used within the Trust

Date: 04 November 2019 to 04 November 2022

Please send me information on the following requests:

Which company is your current Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) system provider? (Image viewing and reporting system)  

 

When was the PACS contract implemented? When will the current PACS contract end

 

Is this a Capital and Support or Managed Service Purchase

 

What is the annual cost?

Which company is the Radiology Information System (RIS) provider?    

When was the RIS contract implemented. When will the RIS contract end?

Is this a Capital and Support or Managed Service Purchase?

What is the annual cost?

Roughly how many reporting workstations does your department currently have? For Radiology, Cardiology, Vascular and General Ultrasound?

Roughly how many Echo-machines are there within the Trust? 6 within Cardiorespiratory.      

How many sites are these located in?     

How many echocardiograms are performed per annum?  

How many general ultrasound exams are performed per annum?   

How many Cardiac Physiologists, Echo Technicians, Sonographers, Consultant Cardiologists are employed by the Trust?      

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5427
  • Category:
    Trust - Equipment
  • Response:

    Which company is your current Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) system provider? (Image viewing and reporting system)

    GE Healthcare - contract held by East Kent Hospitals    

    When was the PACS contract implemented? When will the current PACS contract end?

    Expiry date:  31/07/2023

    Is this a Capital and Support or Managed Service Purchase?

    Managed Service

    What is the annual cost?

    Annual maintenance cost around £258,236K

    Which company is the Radiology Information System (RIS) provider?

    GE Healthcare – contract held by East Kent Hospitals       

    When was the RIS contract implemented. When will the RIS contract end?

    Expiry date: 31/07/2023

    Is this a Capital and Support or Managed Service Purchase?

    Managed Service

    What is the annual cost?

    Included in PACs cost above.

    Roughly how many reporting workstations does your department currently have? For Radiology, Cardiology, Vascular and General Ultrasound? Within Imaging there are a total of 16 reporting workstations.

    Roughly how many Echo-machines are there within the Trust?

    6 within Cardiorespiratory

    And how many ultrasound machines in total?  8 Ultrasound within Imaging, 1 of which is a mobile scanner. 

    How many sites are these located in?     Medway NHS Foundation Trust is a one hospital site – Medway Maritime Hospital.  Cardiorespiratory portable echo machine is used for 1 community clinic in Swale per week at either Sittingbourne or Sheppey Hospitals.

    How many echocardiograms are performed per annum?   Between 01/04/2018 to 31/03/2019 – 9,036        

    How many general ultrasound exams are performed per annum?    The number of ultrasound exams carried out between 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018 was 38,215.

    How many Cardiac Physiologists, Echo Technicians, Sonographers, Consultant Cardiologists are employed by the Trust?       Cardiac Physiologists 12.58 includes 8.58 BSE accredited for Echo, No echo sonographers in Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologists  - 6 substantive + 2 locums