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.
Slideshow: Navigating the new PACS market
PACS adoption has reach 'mature stage,' study says
RSNA and the Regenstrief Institute have begun work to harmonize and unify terms for radiology procedures. The intent is to improve the quality, consistency and interoperability of radiology test results in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange.
November 27, 2013
Since its launch in 2009, the RSNA Image Share Network has enjoyed robust funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and found successes at some of the premier health systems in the U.S. Now it's looking for new providers to join.
November 21, 2013
The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
November 21, 2013
The RIS/PACS market is evolving, as storage needs become acute and an expanding array of image types point toward the utility of vendor-neutral archives.
November 18, 2013
Three-dimensional holographic medical imaging may not be as far away in the future as one might think, one recently concluded hospital pilot study has confirmed.
October 29, 2013
Lexmark International has acquired PACSGEAR, which develops connectivity technology to manage and share medical images and integrate them with picture archiving and communication systems and electronic medical records.
October 4, 2013
With profligate use of CT and MRI scans widely blamed for increased healthcare spending, a new report shows that pairing automated prior authorization with evidence-based guidelines can ensure such tests are only used when necessary, improving patient safety while reducing medical costs by perhaps 40 percent.
September 11, 2013
The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday they will partner with Carestream Health to develop new imaging technology aimed at early detection of brain injuries. It's just the latest development for a league that's deploying health IT in football stadiums nationwide.
August 15, 2013
Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a St. Louis-based group of high-risk obstetricians, tripled its number of telemedicine consultations during the first half of the year to accommodate a higher number of patients at outlying facilities.
July 30, 2013
Aiming to eliminate manual workflow steps between the main hospital and remote locations, Mount Sinai Medical Center is partnering with Toronto-based Real Time Medical for a project that will bring teleradiology services to several New York imaging clinics.
July 19, 2013
Contradicting the common argument that an overuse of diagnostic imaging procedures is driving up healthcare costs, a new study from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows physicians are actually ordering fewer imaging exams for Medicare patients.
July 2, 2013
Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest trust in England, will work with Sectra to supply its facilities with radiology IT and Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA) solutions.
June 7, 2013