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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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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An improvement to Rochester Regional Health Information Organization's image exchange technology means providers will have easier access to X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds.
November 9, 2012
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Even as reimbursement cuts and radiation dosing concerns have helped put the brakes on its growth, an increase in procedure volume will see the U.S. diagnostic imaging system market increase to roughly $4.5 billion through 2017, according to Millennium Research Group.
November 6, 2012
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Carestream Health has acquired Los Angeles-based Genesis Digital Imaging, which develops imaging software and distributes diagnostic imaging systems.
November 2, 2012
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The vendor-neutral archive (VNA) market is set to nearly double, to $210 million by 2018, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Likewise, the market for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) is set to more than double over the same period as providers scramble to manage exploding volumes of radiology data.
November 1, 2012
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Rochester RHIO, one of whose mandates is to enable diagnostic image sharing, has been offering the service since 2009. In the coming year, the HIE expects to complete studies it has been conducting on the ways access to images affects clinical care.
November 1, 2012
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Cerner and Nuance Communications announced that Cerner will embed Nuance's cloud-based medical voice recognition into its full portfolio of mobile EHR solutions.
October 12, 2012
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