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Hospital Universitario San Ignacio: In Bogota (Colombia) 1st installation date: December 2011 Installed systems (replacing FUJI): •PACS •KDS •RIS Hospital 4th (maximum) level, founded in 1953, with 300 beds, is located on the campus of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, housing the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry

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W hy KAN TER ON SYST EMS? H. U.S. I e xpl ai ns t h e adv a nt a g e s Voted 3 rd best hospital in Colombia by the National Social Security Ministry, Colombian Hospital Universitario San Ignacio in Bogota is constantly growing. The Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (HUSI), Bogota last year made an investment of $ 7.5 million ($ 13,800 million pesos) in high-end equipment and magnetic resonance angiography, which positions it as “fourth level (maximum) of complexity” in Colombia and Latin America.

Images are key Medical images are an integral part of any large hospital with the complexity level of Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (Bogota, Colombia)

"Kanteron Systems Technology [RIS, PACS and KDS] was chosen as the most advanced, robust, scalable, and open, compared to similar solutions offered by [other companies major multinational that have requested to not be named, including the one that Kanteron Systems replaced]." DR. LUIS FELIPE URIZA CARRASCO (Radiology Dept. Director, Hospital San Ignacio)

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Services offered by HUSI Clinical Specialties: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology Surgical Specialties: Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Colon and Rectum (Colorectal), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Transplantation, Urology Diagnostic and therapeutic support: Blood Bank, Hemodynamics, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Clinical Laboratory, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Care services: outpatient, intensive care, hospitalization, emergency, mental health, surgery rooms

The Radiology Department alone is serving more than 140,000 patients a year, who now receive more detailed diagnostic testing and easier to interpret. According to Dr. Julio Cesar Castellanos, CEO of HUSI, "the possibility of repeating a test is now much smaller, plus shorter study time, decreased patient anxiety and prevention of further trauma during their experience are all advantages." The hospital also plans to expand its physical facilities with a new building, a project that will cost more than $ 65 million ($ 120,000 million pesos), and will be implemented in five years. In this process of technological upgrading, HUSI chose Kanteron Systems over other multinational suppliers to give the hospital a new PACS, diagnostic stations, and integration of RIS with HIS system. Part of the project was the integration of existing systems, (Fuji) among them, because they were not integrated, with the new systems Kanteron Systems.

In the words of Dr. Luis Felipe Uriza Carrasco, Chief of Radiology at the Hospital San Ignacio: "Today, in which we have an extensive range of RIS-PACS options, users until recently have had no alternative but to adapt to what was offered by traditional companies, who (...) are out of the budget of most institutions. For us (...) Kanteron was an excellent choice (...) that promised to fit our needs and the particularities of our hospital, very attractive feature for institutions that have already undertaken the process of digitizing and archiving information. The experience to adapt to RIS-PACS with Kanteron Systems has been an enriching one (...). Their engineers have patiently listened to our expectations and have resolved the challenges that our technology and our minds had. Without any arrogance, they have managed to give an efficient response to the administration of diagnostic images. (...) From time to time we have received updates that fix some of the errors that have occurred or that were introduced by the modifications we had requested. As a user and

Open-Source healthcare technology solutions With distribution in over 15 countries, Kanteron Systems is a world leader in opensource healthcare technology solutions (PACS, multimodal diagnostic workstations, HIS, RIS, HDI, EMR, Augmented Reality for surgery, etc).

administrator of the imaging department, it is very reassuring to see in practice the support that was promised".

Saint Ignacio University Hospital  
Saint Ignacio University Hospital  

San Ignacio University Hospital (Bogota - Colombia)