Horizon CardiologyTM, a cardiovascular information solution (CVIS) from McKesson, enables you to improve quality of care, boost efficiencies and reduce costs while increasing clinician satisfaction. The unique single database design supports the following:
- Cardiac and peripheral catheterisation
- Haemodynamics monitoring, including integrated Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
- Echocardiography (including support for foetal and congenital)
- Vascular ultrasound
- Nuclear cardiology
- ECG management
The parallel workflows facilitated by Horizon Cardiology bring together the clinical information required for better and safer decisions in patient care. They allow clinicians to reduce the non-productive time in their day, by completing their work, wherever convenient. Horizon Cardiology web solutions offer the cardiologists, administrators and other care givers within or outside the hospital the ability to safely and securely have anywhere / anytime access to advanced image review and over the web reporting capabilities.
The Single Solution for Cardiology
Whether large, small or somewhere in between, every facility’s cardiology department faces similar challenges: lost time and inefficient workflow along with mounting pressure to improve quality of care.
Technology should provide the key to boosting performance; however, too often, organisations implement poorly designed systems that only exacerbate today’s challenges. Having disparate cardiovascular systems requires extremely complex interfaces that create inefficient workflow and lengthen the procedure cycle because a large amount of data still must be manually re-entered into the various systems, shifted from place to place and even written on paper.
Removing the Barriers
Unlike the prevalent departmental-based systems, Horizon CardiologyTM from McKesson is designed from the ground up to bring together all of the information you need on to a single platform, and in doing so create a true cardiovascular information system (CVIS). In fact, Horizon Cardiology is the industry’s only system to feature a single database design for cardiac and peripheral catheterisation, haemodynamics monitoring, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear cardiology and ECG management. This infrastructure allows your clinicians to simultaneously review previous and current studies of any modality. Further, the system provides your entire care team with instantaneous access to the complete cardiovascular electronic medical record (EMR) – images, reports and waveforms - whenever and wherever it’s needed.
Bringing the Work to the Physician
Because of the single, integrated platform, clinicians can leave the paperwork behind to focus on patient care. A comprehensive worklist brings the work to them, and the unique system architecture reduces key strokes and mouse clicks. Your care team simply reports the case and the system automatically notifies the referring clinician, and captures registry, accreditation and regulatory data.
Horizon Cardiology enables a cardiologist to boost workflow efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve patient care, all while increasing the satisfaction of the referring clinician and supporting the ever increasing need to demonstrate the quality of care.
- Single database presents the entire cardiovascular patient history – from foetal through adulthood -- for all modalities
- Healthcare system-wide access to images, reports, waveforms and other cardiovascular information
- Fully integrated cath lab (ICL) to manage complete peri-procedural workflow
- Eliminates duplicate data entry to reduce errors
- Accelerates patient throughput
- Strengthens referral communication
- Ensures complete cardiovascular patient history is instantaneously available to facilitate clinicians’ timely decision making
Healthcare System-wide CVIS
While department-based systems require a multitude of interfaces and subsystems for cath, echo, nuclear and ECG, Horizon Cardiology applies open architecture technology and industry-standard design to deliver holistic management of cardiovascular images, measurements and reports. Our unique, single database design for cardiovascular and haemodynamic data simplifies clinician workflow, expedites procedure throughput, ensures reliable integration with other hospital information systems and allows administration to better monitor utilisation and efficiency.
Horizon Cardiology’s design is based upon the industry standards of DICOM, IHE, HL7, and CCOW – with the benefit being a vendor-neutral architecture. This allows you to preserve your existing capital investment in modality equipment, while allowing a best-of-breed option for future purchases.
Northampton Heart Centre deploys McKesson’s haemodynamic system with fully integrated Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR).
Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, utilise Horizon Cardiology, a CVIS from McKesson, for echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation with haemodynamic monitoring (including FFR).
The current installations act as show/display sites:
|Great Ormond Street Hospital |
|CPACS (Cath and Echo)||Mrs Sally Bryan, Project Manager |
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7405 9200 ext 0283
|St Thomas' Hospital |
|Full CPACS |
|Mr Patrick Moran, System Administrator |
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7188 0960
|Essex Cardiothoracic Centre |
|Mr Steve Thorndyke, PACS Manager |
Phone: +44 (0) 1268 593 786
|Sandwell and City Hospitals |
|Mr Bahadar Bahatia, Clinical Scientist |
Medical Physics & Nuclear Medicine
Phone: +44 (0) 1215073 248
“The installation of McKesson Horizon CardiologyTM at King’s Mill Hospital has provided us with an integrated solution for haemodynamic monitoring of our patients in the catheter suite, among many things, it allows us to provide concise informative reports detailing the procedures, which we are able to copy to GP’s whilst at the same time providing information to the hospital coding processes to ensure activity is captured appropriately. It provides a link to cardiology systems within the trust allowing the viewing of images from anywhere within the trust.
The installation and training were very well supported by the McKesson team who were on hand for any questions and concerns, they worked with the clinical team to provide a system that worked for us”
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Kings Mill Hospital
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“This new initiative is underpinning some service redesign work to allow them to treat referred patients within much shorter timescales - this work really is improving the care patients are receiving. Thought you and the team there might like to know that!”
Duncan Goodes, Network Director
Central Southern Cardiac Network