PACS Downtime Thursday May 7 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 8:03:53 AM

TO ALL UHS RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENTS AND PACS SYSTEM USERS:

THE PACS SYSTEMS NEEDS REPAIRS WHICH WILL REQUIRE THE SYSTEM TO BE COMPLETELY DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS.

THE DOWNTIME IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW, THURSDAY 05-07-09 BEGINNING AT 6:00PM WITH ESTIMATED COMPLETION OF 9:00PM.

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE APPROPRIATE RADIOLOGY PACS DOWNTIME PROCEDURE AS THEY PERTAIN TO IMAGING DEVICES AND OPERATIONAL WORKFLOW.
SUMMARY:
1. No other systems will be affected
a. Orders will still be placed as normal
b. Rms will be up...you must manually track your exams through the End Procedure step
2. ALL COMPONENTS OF PACS WILL BE DOWN. DO NOT ATTEMPT

TO LOG INTO PACS.
a. Orders will not populate worklist.
b. Manually type in demographics at modality
c. Stat procedures will be printed to film as necessary
d. Preliminary Reports to be hand written on the downtime document as necessary.
e. Please turn off autosend at the appropriate modality.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank You for your patience during the necessary downtime. If you have any questions please call the PACS Office.


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