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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A new study finds that one in six physicians in 2008 reported that his or her practice owned or leased advanced imaging equipment, adding to concerns of the technology's overuse.
December 26, 2010
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Dell announced Wednesday that it will acquire cloud-based medical archiving firm InSite One, of Wallingford, Conn., as it seeks to better enable healthcare organizations to retain healthcare data and share images.
December 22, 2010
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KLAS on Wednesday announced its annual "2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services," ranking the best-performing software and professional service vendors across a wide range of market segments.
December 15, 2010
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With T SystemEV, Great Plains Regional Medical Center is now contributing emergency department (ED) health information to the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), the nation's first and most successful statewide HIE organization.
December 10, 2010
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Surgeons at Georgetown University are exploring the benefits of using an iPad in the operating room, according to an article published in the Journal of Surgical Radiology. One surgeon says the technology's most obvious advantage in the OR is providing a "convenient way to easily access previous patient imaging."
December 7, 2010
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CoActiv has announced a new EXAM-PACS donation program for qualifying educational institutions with accredited radiologic technologist training programs.
December 3, 2010
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Shin Kong Hospital, one of Taiwan's biggest private hospitals, has upgraded its Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) with high-quality medical displays provided by Barco. The decision to upgrade was made after a patient's unseen kidney stone was found during an evaluation of the hi-res system.
November 30, 2010
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Radiologists are eligible for meaningful use government incentives, and Belgium-based Agfa HealthCare announced Monday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that it would help its customers achieve meaningful use with its IMPAX RIS technology.
November 30, 2010
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GE Healthcare announced Monday the 510(k) clearance of its next generation wireless, digital X-ray detector FlashPad at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The technology is designed to help radiologists transition from film to digital imaging and increase access for patients worldwide.
November 30, 2010
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DR Systems, an independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems, was ranked as the top PACS vendor for large hospitals by KLAS.
November 29, 2010
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Providers have become more discriminating about radiation dose reduction, making that factor increasingly influential in new Computed Tomography (CT) purchases, according to a new report from KLAS.
November 24, 2010
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3M Health Information Systems and IQMax have expanded their strategic agreement to develop new mobile solutions that improve physician workflow, streamline revenue cycle processes, and provide instant access to critical information to support patient care.
November 24, 2010
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