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
A study published in Health Affairs found that electronic health records don't necessarily lead to reducing health care spending or fewer diagnostic tests.
March 6, 2012
Quality Systems, Inc. announced that its dental unit, QSIDental, will partner Suni Medical Imaging, which develops digital radiography products for dental professionals. Under the agreement, dental practices, academic institutions and more can integrate Suni's technology with QSIDental's solutions, including the NextGen electronic dental record.
February 17, 2012
McKesson announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based peerVue, which develops radiology workflow and communication solutions. The move helps broaden McKesson's portfolio of enterprise imaging and information management systems.
February 9, 2012
A new report from Millennium Research Group shows that declining demand in private practices for diagnostic electrocardiography (ECG) devices will contribute to slow growth in the U.S. market -- despite a growing number of older patients who require the devices.
January 26, 2012
M*Modal has partnered with Chicago-based Merge Healthcare to integrate its speech recognition and natural language understanding (NLU) technology across Merge's portfolio of imaging and IT offerings.
January 26, 2012
Riverside & University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center clinicians have shown that a new image guidance technology from Elekta can help target cancer in patients whose tumors move with their breathing -- enabling a distinct picture, without blurring.
January 18, 2012
UPMC Bedford Memorial and UPMC Passavant hospitals join eight other UPMC facilities as being among the most advanced in the world for their use of comprehensive electronic medical records (EMRs), having achieved HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 criteria for EHR use.
December 28, 2011
KLAS has unveiled its annual "Best in KLAS Awards" for software and professional services in 2011, ranking the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on ratings from over 18,000 interviews with healthcare providers.
December 16, 2011
Fujifilm will seek to make inroads into the hand-held ultrasound market with its $995 million acquisition of Bothell, Wash.-based SonoSite.
December 15, 2011
Approximately half of French hospitals still use film for their imaging exams. The Ministry of Health, through its state agency, has enlisted the Orange-GE Healthcare consortium to deliver digital cloud-based PACS to France’s most populous region, the Ile de France.
December 14, 2011
Though PACS replacements have slowed overall, a new KLAS report, "PACS 2011: A Victim of Its Own Success," indicates that a new wave of replacements is near. Nearly one in six hospitals and health systems with more than 1,000 beds reported they have plans to replace their PACS.
December 2, 2011
Barco and McKesson have announced a partnership to provide medical display systems for NIMIS, Ireland's national PACS program. The installation covers more than 1,100 medical displays for 35 hospitals and will serve more than 4.2 million people
December 1, 2011