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 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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St. Marien-Hospital Borken will digitize its radiology operations with a new IT solution to improve efficiency and patient care, via a five-year agreement with medical technology company Sectra.
September 12, 2011
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GE has launched a new entity, Research Circle Technology, to accelerate and enhance the development of metabolic imaging and other technology.
September 12, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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