On-Demand PACS at Glacial Ridge Reduces Costs by 50%

PACS adoption results in revolutionary cost savings for rural facility; integration to Healthland HIS key to success


MINNEAPOLIS—June 15, 2009—7 Medical Systems™, a leader in on-demand picture archiving and communication system (PACS), teleradiology and electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for healthcare, today announced that the successful adoption of 7 Medical’s on-demand PACS enabled Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS) to reduce costs by 50 percent over film.

Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS) is a rural, critical access hospital located in Glenwood, Minnesota. Committed to providing high quality services, enhancing the quality of life and promoting healthy lifestyles for patients, clients, employees, and communities, Glacial Ridge delivers services including general medical and surgical care, obstetrics, and cardiac intensive care, and plays host to a trauma center, emergency department, and health education program.

Located in Pope County, the 19-bed hospital and satellite office serve more than 4,300 residents in the Glacial Ridge Hospital District, including Grove Lake, Chippewa Falls, Gilchrist, Glenwood, Lake Johanna, Reno, Bangor, Westport, and Leven, and the individual cities of Brooten, Glenwood, Villard, Westport, Long Beach, and Sedan. Glacial Ridge employs more than 200 people.


7 Medical Systems™, LLC (www.7medical.com) is a leading provider of on-demand PACS, teleradiology, EMR, disaster recovery and computing solutions for healthcare. The Minneapolis-based company delivers reliable, affordable solutions to critical access hospitals, imaging centers, radiology groups and ambulatory clinics. Rather than investing capital to own and manage hardware and software in-house, healthcare facilities outsource these critical functions to 7 Medical. They trade in hefty capital expenses for more affordable monthly usage fees—paying only for what they use. 7 Medical’s clinical project managers enable facilities to efficiently automate workflows and integrate disparate systems to ensure successful integration, implementation and training. On-demand services are available anytime, anywhere, with 24/7 service and support and built-in disaster recovery, from a Type II SAS 70 certified data center and HIPAA compliance.


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Loan D. Gordon
7 Medical Systems, LLC