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Thursday 27th October 2016

PACS already saved £1m

6th July 2007

An NHS IT director has claimed that the new Picture Archiving and Communications Systems can save trusts over £1m each year.

Andrew Fearn, director of ICT services at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, says his trust has made the savings based on reductions in the costs of film processing and reduced staffing requirements. Mr Fearn the trust has been using Agfa PACS deployed by Accenture for a year and that patients were the main beneficiaries from the new digital imaging systems.

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