RIS and PACS

A radiology information system (RIS) is a networked software platform capable of storing, analyzing, and distributing radiology data. A picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is an image archiving system that offers advanced visualization and interpretation functionality. Integration with existing hospital information systems and future EHR installations is a key focus of successful RIS and PACS utilization.

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The U.S. handheld ultrasound market is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by 2016 due to technological advances and improvements in three and four-dimensional capabilities by some of the major manufacturers including SonoSite, GE and Siemens, according to a new report by market research firm iData Research.
November 23, 2010
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The way diagnostic imaging is practiced today has changed little in the last 100 years, according to Eliot L. Siegel, MD, professor and vice-chair of the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
November 19, 2010
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Whether you're for or against health reform, there's no escaping the major changes coming down the pipeline. In the radiology field, there are more challenges than opportunities, according to Ben Isgur, director at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute.
November 19, 2010
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Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) has come a long way since it was established more than a decade ago by RSNA and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to improve patient care by standardizing how health systems exchange information.
November 19, 2010
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RSNA 10, the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, convenes Nov. 28-Dec. 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The 2010 theme is "Personalized Medicine: In Pursuit of Excellence."
November 19, 2010
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Meaningful use, quality data and clinical decision support to achieve better outcomes are driving trends in the radiology information system (RIS)/picture archiving and communication system (PACS) market, according to a KLAS imaging expert.
November 19, 2010
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More than 700 exhibitors will be on hand at RSNA10 to unveil their latest cutting-edge technology. To pique your interest, we've highlighted just a handful of healthcare IT vendors and the products and solutions they will be demonstrating. With such a large number of exhibitors, you'll need to check out the entire exhibitor list and strategically map out which demonstrations to see.
November 19, 2010
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Stat Health Services, of Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced the launch of STAT DOCTORS, an eHealth service that brings patients a modern day virtual house call.
November 19, 2010
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Panasonic has unveiled its new CardioHealth Station, a tool for personalized preventive medicine, at the 2010 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
November 15, 2010
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West Hertfordshire NHS Trust hopes its latest IT upgrade will allow staff to view aggregate patient data in a single portal.
November 12, 2010
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Microsoft has announced a new suite of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. There are more than 50 applications listed in the health and fitness section of the marketplace.
November 12, 2010
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Nuance Communications announced Wednesday that the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), a nonprofit organization made up of 60 medical groups and six health plans throughout Minnesota and surrounding states, has licensed its RadPort decision support technology to help ensure patients only receive medically appropriate diagnostic imaging tests.
November 10, 2010
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