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 burgeoning and highly complex field of computational medicine is showing promise for the treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer and more, as technology and troves of data are harnessed to investigate the underpinnings and map the progression of diseases.
December 31, 2012
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IHE USA, a nonprofit organization that drives adoption of standards-based interoperability to improve patient care, and ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, today unveiled a new certification program aimed at assuring the security and interoperability of health information technology.
December 5, 2012
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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received a contract from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) to help expand the NIBIB-funded pilot project that created the RSNA Image Share network. The contract provides two years of support at $5.3 million and two additional option years at $5.5 million.
November 28, 2012
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With reports on MRI, PACS and CT released this week at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting, research firm KLAS provides insight into these imaging markets.
November 27, 2012
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Merge Healthcare, a provider of clinical systems will connect its imaging network with the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability.
November 26, 2012
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The Colorado Telehealth Network announced Wednesday it will enable hospitals, imaging centers and other providers throughout the state to safely store and share medical images through a private cloud hosted by Atlanta-based GNAX Health.
November 21, 2012
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At the Radiological Society of North America's annual conference this year, a real-world use case of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) medical image and personal health record standards is slated for demonstration. IHEs road leading up to RSNA 2012, however has been a long and involved one.
November 21, 2012
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It's been written that "imaging was given the cold shoulder in the first phase of the meaningful use program." Moving into Stage 2, that is no longer true. It looks to be easier for radiologists than its predecessor -- which is not to say they’ll flock to the incentive program en masse. Yet Stage 2 is likely to be widely discussed at RSNA 2012 in Chicago.
November 20, 2012
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The addition of three-dimensional breast imaging -- a technology called tomosynthesis -- to standard digital mammography significantly increases radiologists' diagnostic accuracy while reducing false positive recall rates, according to the results of a multi-center study published in Radiology.
November 20, 2012
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Imaging is on the cusp of taking a greater role in health IT and development of new payment and care delivery models with new applications and its use as a diagnostic tool earlier in the patient care process.
November 20, 2012
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A new report, "Market by Numbers," from EHI Intelligence reveals that health IT spending by NHS will increase by 4.2 percent in 2012-2013, and that spending will continue to grow, reaching £829 million in 2015-2016.
November 19, 2012
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Paul J. Chang, MD, offers a glimpse of what he'll say about the big changes ahead for radiology in his lecture Nov. 26 at the Radiological Society of North America's 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.
November 14, 2012
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