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Cloud PACS: Stop Allowing Your PACS to be Dependent

Choose a Vendor Neutral Cloud PACS Stop allowing your existing PACS to be dependent on just one server. A better option is to adopt a cloud PACS where servers are virtually limitless. Healthcare IT professionals today are looking for PACS that offers the ability for each independent component of the PACS to operate independently, and…
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Cloud PACS and Patient Portals: Can Radiologists be Freed From the Reading Room?

How Radiologists Are Using Cloud PACS to Their Favor The medical landscape is changing. In many ways, it’s becoming more patient-centric, as is evidenced by the proliferation of patient portals that give patients and doctors better access to patient records. With cloud PACS, the patient-centric focus is coming into better view. Patients today are demanding…
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Why DICOM Storage Matters

Recent advances in technology have forced many healthcare providers to rethink their current PACS or RIS setup. New dashboards are giving providers a much more comprehensive and custom-fitted view of their processes. Also advancing are the workflow management capabilities, ability to generate more thorough reports, analytics and search functions. The rate at which these advances…
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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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HIE and Your Hospital Data: Do You Fit in One of These Three Models?

Getting a Better Position on HIE Health information exchange, or HIE, generally falls under three models: centralized, federated/decentralized, and a hybrid of all of them. Let’s take a look at what typifies each setup. Centralized Model The centralized model involves a single common data pool that includes payer, public and provider health data. This is…
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PACS and VNA to Reach $335 Million by 2018: What’s Fueling Growth?

Let PACS and VNA Combine to Give You Better Outcomes The value that PACS has had throughout the medical community is great. The advent of this technology 20 years ago helped phase out the decades-long process that involved expensive and inefficient film processes. However, PACS today is not enough on its own. PACS and VNA…
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Deconstructed PACS: State of the Art Solutions and More Control

How Deconstructed PACS is Changing the Landscape It seems like yesterday that light boxes, film and rolloscopes were the norm in radiology. However, the future, even back then, was increasingly pointing toward a digital process. Quickly, film took a back seat to new technology. Are we at that point again as the conversation turns to…
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Five Reasons to Believe PACS Could be Evolving for Radiology

PACS and VNA Helping to Change the Imaging Landscape The technological landscape surrounding the healthcare industry has continually evolved. However, will this evolution change PACS as we know it? Industry experts are predicting just that. Some experts are saying your PACS has outlived its purpose and will be replaced by more versatile systems. However, rather…
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Were the Predictions About Hosted Cloud PACS Correct?

The Advantages of Hosted Cloud PACS Healthcare providers today are doing everything they can to control costs while improving their level of care. For radiologists and IT departments, these two objectives can prove difficult to exact simultaneously. However, hosted cloud PACS have been in the conversation for years as a possible solution. Have the solutions…
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Size Does Matter: How Rural Hospitals Benefit From Cloud PACS

More than ever, healthcare facilities, including rural hospitals, are utilizing the strengths of cloud PACS to deliver better healthcare services. Nearly every provider has made the leap to electronic health records systems or is in the process of doing so because it’s federally mandated. For hospitals that kept storage vaults for their medical imaging, those…
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