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

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
A new report from KLAS finds most healthcare providers have begun putting into place an enterprise strategy for imaging, with the goal of getting "the right image to the right place at the right time."
July 12, 2012
When it comes to dealing with huge and ever-growing volumes of health data, IT professionals say disaster recovery and business continuity are their most pressing needs, according to a survey from BridgeHead Software. Storage is a sticking point too, but the cloud is "still not ready for prime time."
June 28, 2012
At North Shore-LIJ Health System on Thursday, GE Healthcare launched its GE Blueprint for low dose, which aims to help providers integrate technology, data analysis and process improvements to reduce patient radiation dose from computed tomography (CT) by as much as 50 percent.
June 21, 2012
For the first time ever, the United States Olympic Committee will use electronic medical records rather than paper charts to manage care for more that 700 athletes at the summer games.
May 24, 2012
Higher prices and greater use of technology appear to be the main factors driving the high rates of U.S. spending on healthcare, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study, which finds that the U.S. spends more on healthcare than 12 other industrialized countries.
May 2, 2012
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a contract to Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health for its radiology information system technology.
April 19, 2012