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
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
ECRI Institute has released its new SELECTplus User Experience Network, which it describes as a comprehensive decision-support resource for medical technology purchasers with user satisfaction rankings and other key purchasing information.
June 7, 2013
Westmead Children's Hospital was the first Australian pediatric hospital to implement PACS, and now it has reached a new IT milestone with its implementation of Mach7 Technologies' Keystone Suite.
May 30, 2013
The global digital X-ray market is estimated to be worth $4.82 billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 4.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a new report from research and marketing firm MarketsandMarkets. The market is divided into three segments based on types, major products and applications in imaging.
May 28, 2013
Intermountain Heathcare has launched a program that measures cumulative radiation doses patients receive over their lifetime for medical treatment. Intermountain hospitals and clinics are first in the country to compile the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures and imaging exams each year, starting with exams performed in the last quarter of 2012.
May 23, 2013