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Setting up a Vendor Neutral Archiving System: Easier, Faster and Better Than You Think

Despite the promise of smoother sailing with a vendor neutral archiving (VNA) system, some healthcare providers are still edgy about the prospect because they don’t want to disrupt the way clinical users currently work with the system. There are a few tips to consider when making the transition. Providers who have gone through the process…
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Does DICOM for Diagnostic Images Create New Challenges?

How to Get Around DICOM Issues If you’re unable to share medical imaging unfettered today, you’re not meeting the expectations of your patients. In fact, the ability to quickly and efficiently share medical images across departments and across facilities is one of the key components of responsible healthcare. The DICOM format is the standard for…
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What are Typical Problems with Image Routing?

When a healthcare facility implements a new picture archiving communication system (PACS), the honeymoon phase might last a couple of years before image routing problems begin to occur. In facilities where the PACS is really old, there is a good chance that there are more problems on a typical day than just image routing issues.…
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What’s the Future Look Like for Cloud PACS?

How Prepared is Your Facility for Cloud PACS Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have been around for two decades, but they are evolving. Cloud PACS have become the new norm as hospital administrators and IT professionals seek out new and improved ways to share and store their medical imaging. The issues surrounding PACS today…
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Cloud PACS: Maximum Pay-Off, Minimal Effort

Cloud-based solutions have hit just about every industry. Picture archiving and communication systems have not been left out. More healthcare providers are using diagnostic imaging to enhance their service to patients, and adopting scalable solutions through cloud PACS have been an increasingly popular method of sharing and storing images. The top medical facilities in the…
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Deconstructed PACS and the Cloud: Does Your Image Management Strategy Fit In?

Cloud Solutions Improve Image Management A number of issues come up for healthcare providers looking to find more efficiencies in their medical imaging solutions. They have redundant imaging problems that create cost disadvantages and expose patients to various risks. A way to become more efficient is to make the flow of images across the enterprise…
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DICOM Exchange and VNA: Hand in Hand for Image Success

It’s well established that the Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard is the preferred method for handling, storing, printing and sharing medical imaging. It’s also becoming more established that when a DICOM exchange is mixed with vendor neutral archiving systems (VNA), the coupling proves extremely valuable. Some would argue that the DICOM exchange…
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Three Reasons Electronic Health Records Really do Mean Better Care for Patients

The move to embrace electronic health records doesn’t sit well with everyone. In fact, many healthcare professionals that have been in the industry for decades have been quite skeptical of storing information, including medical images, in electronic form. The reluctance to go with electronic health records was aided in the early days of the technology…
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Offsite Image Management Hits Trans Am Road Racing Series with New Car, New Team, New Hopes

Offsite Image Management, Inc will be sponsoring Trans Am Road Racing Series driver Ron Keith who has a new car, new team and new hopes for the 2015 season that starts on March 1. President and Founder Lasha Dalakishvili says that watching a car speed around the Trans Am Racing Series is similar to the…
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PACS in Radiology and Workflow: It’s Time to Stop Losing Critical Time

Connecting With a Better PACS in Radiology Solution It’s not unusual for radiology departments to fall behind on reading cases, especially PET/CT cases. Many radiologists report being behind on about 20 percent of them, meaning the patient comes to the hospital for a follow-up and the attending physician looks at the file and finds that…
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