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Make a Business Continuity Plan Today … Before Your Hospital Has To

How to Attack Your Business Continuity Plan Every now and then we get reminders of why we should always hope for the best but plan for the worst. This is at the essence of what a business continuity plan is, especially for the healthcare industry where disruptions in business through outside forces can compromise a…
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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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Are These Key Elements of Disaster Recovery Part of Your Hospital Business Continuity Planning?

Business Continuity Planning Through Cloud-Based Solutions When it comes to technology, being prepared for evolving solutions is critical. In the healthcare industry, change is a constant, including with technology tied to medical imaging. This became highly apparent as hospitals moved away from film-based systems to electronic images. Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) are now…
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Cloud PACS and Seamless EMR Data

There are many reasons why medical facilities are establishing electronic health records  (EHRs and EMRs) and cloud PACS, none of which are probably more enticing than the federal government’s incentives in doing so. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed in 2009, first brought to light these incentives. IT departments in healthcare facilities…
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Still Having These Problems With PACS and Workflow?

VNA and PACS Could be the Answer In today’s healthcare landscape one can’t address PACS problems without bringing up vendor neutral archiving, or VNA. In order to reduce storage and migration expenditures, VNA is a good solution. Furthermore, VNA has begun to occupy the center of enterprise imaging operations. There are various plug-ins being used…
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How Mobile Access and Cloud PACS Solutions Will Transform Your Radiology Workflow

Cloud PACS Improve Performance Across the Board There is no denying the place of  cloud PACS in the healthcare environment today. While that might have been a false statement several years ago, providers today are finding a variety of benefits in cloud-based solutions for medical imaging. In fact, cloud-based solutions aimed at the healthcare industry…
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What Happened at Cottage Hospital? Radiology Information System Tale with a Happy Ending

A New Hampshire-based critical access hospital called Cottage Hospital was able to save more than $100,000 over three years – all because of the adoption of new interface engine technology. With only 25 beds, Cottage Hospital is like many other critical care facilities throughout the nation in rural communities that has limited resources, both in…
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Cloud PACS Brings Disparate Systems Together; Saves Costs, Improves Outcomes

Cloud PACS Get Your Images Off the Island For too many years the image management system used by healthcare providers has functioned like an island. PACS living on this island had no way off of it. Furthermore, nothing from other islands could reach the island. Cloud PACS is helping to build bridges between islands. As…
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PACS and VNA: What’s Your Path?

Radiologists were already heavily invested in improving their digital processes, but with Stage 2 of Meaningful Use criteria announced a while back, it became obvious that the focus on medical images and their interaction with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) would continue to evolve. PACS, while initially a major improvement in archiving images, have…
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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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