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 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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Mayo Clinic and Phoenix, Ariz.-based DICOM Grid are partnering to develop a mobile medical image viewer, meant to improve image sharing between Mayo, its physicians and referring physicians.
September 20, 2012
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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan shows the North American market for radiology image and information management systems with revenues of $1.1 billion in 2011 -- a number that's set to increase to $1.4 billion by 2018, spurred by new technology and the growth of imaging informatics.
September 12, 2012
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Having analyzed the voluminous Stage 2 meaningful use rules, EHR and HIE vendors have started the process of retooling their technologies to meet their certification criteria. Most say the mandates are doable, if challenging. But some are frustrated by lingering uncertainties.
September 12, 2012
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HealtHIE Nevada has gone live with eHealth Image Exchange, a service that enables authorized health information exchange (HIE) participants to seamlessly share diagnostic quality images.
August 29, 2012
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