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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Speech recognition technology makes life easier for radiologists and other clinicians -- except when it doesn't. Earlier this week at RSNA 2011, David L. Weiss, MD, of Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. offered some helpful tips for optimizing its use.
December 1, 2011
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Heart IT and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced the award of a $2.25M grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable the inclusion of medical images in the Nationwide Health Information Network.
December 1, 2011
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At RSNA 2011 in Chicago on Tuesday, a packed roomful of curious radiologists sought to educate themselves -- trying to decide whether it was worth their while to take the meaningful use plunge.
November 30, 2011
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Patients at three major medical institutions can control the sharing of their medical images and reports with their doctors and medical providers, which potentially reduces unnecessary exams, minimizes patient radiation exposure and makes for better informed medical decisions.
November 29, 2011
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At RSNA 2011 on Monday, radiologists and imaging professionals from across the country and around the world prepped themselves to make the most of a fast-changing healthcare landscape -- one in which health IT will play an increasing and pivotal role.
November 29, 2011
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