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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RSNA Image Share will provide demonstrations on how best to share medical images all week during exhibit hours at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 22-Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, where commercial vendors and research organizations will use IHE profiles for image exchange.
November 21, 2011
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Earlier this year, research firm KLAS put out a report on the ambulatory RIS/PACS market that summed up the sector's mood this way: "Waiting for the other shoe to drop."
November 21, 2011
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RSNA 2011 will be offering more than 25 informatics courses, evidence that informatics is becoming an increasingly critical piece of imaging technology.
November 18, 2011
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Oncology presentations and exhibits are always a major focus of the RSNA annual meeting. This year is no exception. Count on GE Healthcare to devote a piece of its city-block-sized booth to its new $1 billion Healthymagination initiative to the fight against breast cancer.
November 18, 2011
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GE Capital and GE Healthcare have announced an investment in NanoString Technologies, Inc., a privately held provider of life science tools for translational research and developer of molecular diagnostics.
November 7, 2011
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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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