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
GE Global Research and Mayo Clinic have received a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to jointly research a dedicated MRI brain scanner to image for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain disorder, depression and autism.
June 8, 2011
Merge Healthcare, the provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability technology, announced Monday that it will acquire Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS), a Sacramento-based provider of digital imaging and informatics tools for ophthalmology and other medical specialties.
June 6, 2011
The U.S. anesthesia, respiratory and sleep-management device market will reach approximately $4 billion by 2017, according to a new report by iData Research. Anesthesia information management systems sales are the key driver.
May 24, 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a $241 million settlement on Friday – the largest recovery in the history of California's False Claims Act – with Quest Diagnostics, the state's biggest provider of medical laboratory testing, to recover illegal overcharges to the state's medical program for the poor.
May 23, 2011
Sectra will provide Norwegian healthcare region, Helse Nord, with a PACS solution to be launched across 11 hospitals.
May 19, 2011
GE Healthcare IT has extended its contract serving the 17 hospitals of Sweden's Västra Götaland region through 2015. GE Healthcare IT made the announcement at World of Health IT Congress in Budapest, Hungary.
May 16, 2011
Heart Check America, a privately-held group of medical imaging centers located in several states, has shut its doors at its Denver office following an investigation that found it was performing CT scans on patients without an order from a Colorado licensed doctor.
May 10, 2011
Doctors can make a stroke diagnosis using an iPhone application with the same accuracy as if they use a medical computer workstation, according to new research from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine.
May 9, 2011
Merge Healthcare announced Thursday that Omnicare Clinical Research, subsidiary of Omnicare, Inc., will implement its Clinical Imaging Management System (CIMS) as part of its end-to-end solution for image management of oncology, cardiology and ophthalmology clinical trials.
May 6, 2011
The open development methods produced by IHE-Europe creates new challenges in standardized formats, from endoscopic examinations to a patient's electronic health record. The lack of endoscopy integration systems in IT domains makes image processing tricky.
May 4, 2011
The ability to transmit detailed images over long distances is fueling new telemedicine projects in Canada and China and making it possible for physicians to view images anywhere and consult regarding patients and treatments.
April 27, 2011
The American Hospital Association, the College of American Pathologists and Surescripts is seeking hospital participation for a program that will electronically connect hospital laboratories with public health agencies.
April 25, 2011