PACS IS the Radiology department.
Agfa IMPAX 6.3 has been completely dead for the last three plus hours. This takes down a Level One trauma center, and two other smaller hospitals. So far, I have no explanation, and no end in sight. The trauma center might have to consider a Code Yellow, as we have seen in Western Australia.
I'm thinking we need to reconsider the concept of distributed architecture, which was discarded for the central archive and production processor model which is currently betraying us. Even with three redundant application servers, we are down and dead.
I have no further comments at this time. I will let everyone know what happens when we get back up and running, although there will be a very large number of studies to be read when that happens.
I will invite Agfa to submit their narrative of these events once the dust settles. This will, I'm sure, prove interesting and informative.
We seem to be back up, after three and one half hours of downtime. I've got some work to do, if you'll excuse me...