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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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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Virtual Radiologic, a technology-enabled national radiology practice, will provide pro bono diagnostic radiology services to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres.
September 20, 2011
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National Services Scotland has begun a major PACS upgrade with a renewal of its agreement with Carestream Health. Carestream will upgrade and migrate PACS across Scotland's 34 hospitals.
September 19, 2011
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Medical imaging vendors in Europe are developing cardiology information systems with advanced functionality and integration capabilities. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan suggests this trend will spur revenue growth in the image management systems market.
September 19, 2011
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GE has launched a new initiative aimed at accelerating cancer innovation and improving care for 10 million patients around the world by 2020. As part of Thursday's announcement, GE is sponsoring a $100 million open innovation challenge to identify and bring to market ideas that advance breast cancer diagnostics.
September 15, 2011
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