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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chief information officers were scrambling to wade through and make sense of more than 1,000 pages of Stage 2 meaningful use rules yesterday afternoon, with some poring over the details late into the night. Most seem pleased, so far, but say there's lots of work to do.
August 24, 2012
Rising wealth, aging and growing populations, demand for quality healthcare and an increase in the number of hospitals are driving growth for the healthcare information technology markets in Indonesia and Vietnam, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
August 2, 2012
GE Healthcare deployed all manner of health IT at the 2012 Olympics, from electronic medical records to anti-doping technology. A new virtual video tour offers an up-close look at the imaging capabilities of its Olympic Village Polyclinic.
July 31, 2012
Two issues near and dear to the hearts of mHealth enthusiasts -- mobile app regulation and privacy and security -- took center stage at the 4th Annual mHealth World Congress on July 25 in Boston.
July 27, 2012
The hospital, which is considered a leading model hospital in Brazil and has a capacity of around 720 beds, will receive RIS/PACS solutions from Agfa Health Care.
July 24, 2012
GE Healthcare is providing the first-ever electronic medical records to the 2012 Olympics. It's also offering advanced imaging technology to help sniff out athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.
July 19, 2012