Accenture helped clinical staff in the NHS Midlands and East to make more efficient decisions about the need for neonatal transport via Accenture PACS Connect (APC). Faster access to images, better informed clinical decisions and improved patient care were some of the benefits that have resulted from the project.
When a newborn faces potentially life-threatening health problems, transport consultants must have rapid access to relevant medical images in order to make appropriate decisions about potentially moving the child to a different healthcare facility. The transport team and receiving Trust did not traditionally have immediate access to such images, and had to wait for the referring Trust to make them available.
This process depended on administrative teams at the referring Trust, who arranged for images to be imported the local Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), and even involved copying images to CDs and physically delivering them to the receiving Trust, in some cases.