HC Cath Lab Solutions

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Today’s cardiology departments face enormous challenges. As the number of procedures increases with the aging population and technology advances at lightning speed, you need a cardiology solution that is fully integrated and streamlines workflow. Horizon Cardiology Cath from McKesson is a versatile solution for image and information management in the cath lab. It automates each step in the cath lab workflow, from patient admission to discharge, by providing unlimited connectivity and integration between all cath lab machines and systems.

With Horizon Cardiology Cath, data entry is never duplicated, so human error and clerical bottlenecks are eliminated. The result is a unified patient-centric cardiac file with fast access from any local workstation or over the Internet. Horizon Cardiology Cath combines image and data acquisition, review, storage, comprehensive reporting, scheduling and interfaces to inventory and billing systems, delivering true paperless and filmless workflow in one integrated system.


  • Aggregates all cardiology information sources into one patient-centric database
  • Ensures rapid access to complete and accurate images and information over local or remote networks
  • Simplifies workflow for unmatched productivity


  • Provides comprehensive multi-modality support
  • Enables cardiologists to annotate, process and measure directly on the cardiac image
  • Provides advanced Web-viewing capabilities that emulate a workstation experience
  • Enables cardiologists to finalise procedure reports via the Web

The Horizon Cardiology Cath Workflow

1. Admission and scheduling

  • Import ADT and orders data from HIS
  • Schedule patients and review orders
  • Send demographics to X-ray systems using DICOM worklists

2. Image acquisition

  • Acquire cath and peripheral images from any digital or analogue
  • X-ray system

3. Haemodynamic data

  • Implement Horizon Cardiology Haemo, the fully integrated monitoring system
  • Import and map procedure notes, measurements and wave images from any leading haemodynamic system

4. Image review

  • Review images from different procedures and modalities on one screen
  • Perform image processing and QCA/LVA/DSA

5. Reporting

  • Report directly over the image or on the schematic coronary tree
  • Automatically create reports using mapped haemodynamic data, images and physician comments
  • Customise report format and content

6. Web-enabled review and reporting

  • Review and create reports from anywhere via the Internet

7. Inventory

  • Manage your inventory using bar-code scanners
  • Automatically create device and material orders

8. Results and billing export to HIS

  • Export results and final reports to the HIS
  • Send billing codes, including ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT

9. Registries

  • Certified export to ACC-NCDR and local registries, including BCIS and BQS

10. Statistics

  • Create customised clinical and administrative queries

For more information please visit the McKesson website.


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