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
Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a national radiology practice and developer of imaging and workflow technology, has acquired Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., a Pennsylvania- and New Jersey-based radiology practice that has served the greater Philadelphia area for the past 35 years.
September 7, 2011
The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the Department of Defense, is building a central database focused on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that officials say will aid in better prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
August 30, 2011
Summit Healthcare announced a new partnership with Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center, and the successful implementation of its interface engine technology at the acute care facility.
August 26, 2011
Sony's MD2GO telemedicine station, which made its debut earlier this year at the HIMSS and ATA conferences, is now being offered to radiologists as a means of improving communications within the hospital – as well as beyond the hospital's walls.
August 23, 2011
Providers, including imaging centers and hospitals, have started replacing their separate PET and CT devices with PET/CTs, according to new research from KLAS.
August 17, 2011
Imaging firm USARAD.com has announced a new echocardiography remote reading program. Available to mobile ultrasound companies, imaging centers and hospitals nationwide, it addresses the longstanding need for fast and reliable interpretation of echocardiograms.
July 27, 2011
peerVue will provide teaching file functionality for Northern Ireland's nationwide medical image management and communication solution (NIPACS).
July 22, 2011
With its recent release of new hospital hardware and software, JAOtech believes hospital patients and staff will have higher-quality access to the Internet, electronic medical records, and an array of education and entertainment tools.
July 18, 2011
An IT company best known for developing an electronic foundation for transplants and organ donations is pushing its platform into the electronic medical records market.
July 6, 2011
Integration with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves radiologists' use of clinical decision support tools, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
July 1, 2011
Ekahau, developer of Wi-Fi-based real-time location systems (RTLS) has partnered with Salo, Finland-based Nordic ID to roll out a solution that combines passive RFID with barcode labels.
June 27, 2011
AT&T this week announced a management service that allows physicians to access medical images from the cloud via their mobile devices. Additionally, it announced a partnership with Annapolis, Md.-based Zephyr Technology to provide wireless access to its biometric devices.
June 24, 2011