Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Selects Viztek PACS and RIS

RALEIGH, N.C.--Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), Chicago's leading provider of orthopedic care and diagnostic imaging, has chosen Viztek's Opal-RAD PACS and RIS solutions to provide infrastructure support and fulfill image interpretation needs. With twenty locations and over ninety physicians in the Chicago and northern suburban areas, IBJI, one of the largest orthopedic group practices in Illinois, determined a necessity for advanced PACS/RIS solutions that could enable a level of technical capability that successfully met the needs demanded by their large volume and decentralized environment.


"To provide the best quality care, we need the latest tools and the right technological foundation, and Viztek is the right radiology software partner to help assure our success," said William Whelehan, director of purchasing, IBJI. "The PACS and RIS solutions from Viztek, and the corresponding technological infrastructure, are best suited to deliver the efficiency and reliable support capability to meet the needs of our physicians across the North Shore area of Chicago and support our practice growth."

For IBJI, the ability to streamline to one efficient PACS system to handle all studies was key. Physicians now have near-instant access to any image from a centralized data center which significantly reduces time required to reference prior studies. When complemented by the higher speed and responsiveness offered by the Opal-RAD PACS, the system offers the stronger technical capabilities required for a new, improved infrastructure that enables IBJI to keep pace with enterprise demands. Additionally, the Opal-wRIS solution strengthens workflow efficiency for MRI services at IBJI and acts as an essential component in a well-rounded imaging combination designed for higher efficiency.

"Organizations such as IBJI see successes and demands that often lead them to outgrow the technology they rely on. At Viztek, we pride ourselves in delivering solutions that are not only capable of meeting current needs but prepared to tackle future ones as well," said Steve Deaton, vice president, Viztek. "As our goal will always be to promote mutual growth, we fully intend to accompany IBJI into the future with the best available technology for continued progress."

About Viztek

Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital and private practice markets. The company provides state-of-the-art, web-based Opal-RAD PACS and RIS, delivering advanced connectivity and functionality at an affordable price. The PACS and RIS solutions are complemented by Viztek's comprehensive line of CR and DR solutions, with DR panels that come in multiple configurations ranging from retrofit packages to complete new radiology rooms and mobile solutions. For more information, visit www.viztek.net.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is one of the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practices in Illinois. More than 90 board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons treat children and adults, with expertise in every orthopedic specialty. IBJI offers patients collaborative, integrated care including advanced MRI and bone density diagnostics, sports training and medicine, rheumatology, podiatry, pain management, wellness, rehabilitation, surgical and non-surgical treatments and therapies. IBJI has more than 20 locations throughout Chicago, the north and northwest suburbs. IBJI's OrthoAccess walk-in clinics offer same day immediate orthopaedic care. IBJI was founded in 1991 and incorporates decades of experience from highly-skilled and respected provider teams. For more information, please visit www.IBJI.com.