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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The University Hospital of Saint-Étienne, in France, has enlisted Carestream Health to install a CARESTREAM Vue Cloud PACS and Vue Cloud Archive to enable collaboration with nearby healthcare facilities in the region.
October 31, 2011
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Siemens Healthcare announced Monday a new commitment to delivering its Soarian technology to small community and rural hospitals, helping them improve outcomes and position themselves to achieve meaningful use.
October 31, 2011
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Royal Philips Electronics is teaming up with Integrated Oncology Network (ION), a development, practice management and advisory firm committed to patient care and quality in oncology. The move aims to expand Philips' services to address broader issues in cancer service management.
October 18, 2011
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Kitware, which specializes in open-source healthcare technology, has been awarded Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to create an augmented reality visualization prototype that will improve the efficacy and safety of robot-assisted prostate surgery.
October 17, 2011
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Orion Health will acquire Microsoft's hospital information system (HIS) software assets, including RIS/PACS, previously known as Amalga HIS. The two companies will also collaborate to co-market their health information exchange and data aggregation and analysis products.
October 17, 2011
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Radiologists at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago are using a new application that has enabled them to go paperless and increase overall productivity by 20 percent.
October 13, 2011
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A new report from KLAS finds that recent mergers in the teleradiology market are offering other vendors new opportunities to grow, improve service and refocus on the needs of providers.
October 11, 2011
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The iPhone 4S will be available on October 14, and one expert says Apple's new release "certainly boosts its suitability for healthcare applications." But one team of UC Davis researchers didn't need an upgrade to transform their iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices.
October 10, 2011
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It's hard to overstate the impact Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, has had on technology for the past 30 years. In hardware, software, communications and design, Apple's contributions have been incalculable – not least in healthcare.
October 6, 2011
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The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance and the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition have called on Congress to reject the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's proposal for Medicare to use prior authorization for advanced imaging services, which is part of a broader plan aimed at saving the healthcare system $319 billion over the next decade.
October 6, 2011
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A new year means a fresh start, and as 2012 creeps closer, it's time to think about new IT approaches. Fred Pennic suggests 10 initiatives hospitals should undertake in 2012.
September 28, 2011
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Breast imaging reports generated using an automatic speech recognition system are nearly six times more likely to contain major errors than those generated with conventional dictation transcription, a new study finds.
September 22, 2011
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