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Got PACS: You Also Need DICOM

DICOM is the standard for handling, printing, sharing and storing medical imaging. Essentially, DICOM is an application layer network protocol developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the AmericanCollege of Radiology for CAT, Ultrasound and MRI scan images. Widely successful and implemented, DICOM is now controlled by the DICOM Standards Committee. PACS allow medical…
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Three Facts About the Honeycomb That Impact Your Hospital’s Image Sharing

The segue from film to digital images has greatly affected the ability of healthcare providers to provide better quality care to their patients, mostly because of the quickness with which the images can be transported. However, not all DICOMs and picture archiving systems (PACS) are made equally. When providers started using PACS, most of them…
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Deconstructing PACS: Why it’s Still the Buzzword for Ending Data Silos

The Key Behind Deconstructing PACS Today many healthcare organizations are moving away from departmental PACS in an effort to provide more access to images as well as patient data. Electronic medical record access is the catalyst for some of this change, but so too is the patient expectations and accessibility issues clinicians face. Can deconstructing…
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Find Efficiencies in Cloud PACS

The Benefits of Cloud PACS It wasn’t long ago that when it came to shopping around for a PACS solution, your options were limited to fairly expensive to really expensive solutions – and nothing in between. Fortunately, cloud technology is expanding, giving cloud PACS the ability to offer a new and efficient way of meeting…
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PACS and VNA: How do Hospitals Choose to Upgrade?

Going Offsite With PACS Needs Vendor neutral archiving (VNA) has taken a dramatic upswing in the last decade, shifting the focus on a proprietary-based PACS system to open architecture technology that sidesteps the issues that plague providers when it comes to upgrading their method of accessing, sharing and archiving images. PACS vendors are making shifts…
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Best PACS System: Explaining the Benefits to Patients

The picture archiving and communication system (PACS) most hospitals are working with today have outlived their original duties and are being pushed beyond their limits. Fortunately, this medical imaging technology that offers cost-effective storage is getting an overhaul by vendors who truly know what it means to offer storage, viewing and sharing solutions that cater…
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How the Best PACS System Grows With the Hospital

Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) were developed to provide better access to medical imaging with fewer hassles than what is experienced with film or CDs. Unfortunately, obsolescence is something that just about any medical facility’s IT department faces when working with an old PACS. Any PACS solution that doesn’t have adequate disaster recovery protection…
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Radiology Information System Cuts Back on Costly Image Problems in the E.R

Health information exchange (HIE) has offered some healthcare providers an opportunity to experience growing pains, but a recent study found that HIEs are responsible for reducing the amount of redundancy in emergency rooms. The University of Michigan’s Mathematica Policy put its researchers to work finding out what the impact of HIEs has had on emergency…
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Specific Ways HIPAA Impacts Radiology Information Systems

Staying on top of HIPAA regulations is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Healthcare facilities got a new rule handed down earlier this year. Radiologists were affected by this new rule as there are an impactful number of changes involved. The newest rule has earned a title – “mega rule” because of the sheer…
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Surprising Predictions About Cloud Backup Services for Radiology

What Cloud Backup Services Can do For You Cloud computing is growing at a rate that has industry experts saying it will be a $6.79 billion industry in 2018. That represents an annual compound growth rate of more than 21 percent. What is your IT team doing to join in with cloud backup services. Have…
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