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There is no doubt that vendor neutral archives (VNAs) have gained favor over the last several years in managing medical images. But there is some debate over whether hospitals really need both a VNA and a PACS. If PACS can do double duty as VNA and PACS, why do you need both? As we see it, you don’t, as long as you have a true enterprise PACS and here’s why.

Leaders in imaging, and all other healthcare specialties, should pay close attention to survey results published by Black Book Market Research earlier this month. The numbers raise red flags about the current state of technology in healthcare, and there are some important lessons to be learned.

Radiologists operate in a fast-paced work environment, juggling a combination of tasks that includes interpreting studies, and calls from referring physicians.

Recently imagingBiz sat down with the two of McKesson’s General Managers to discuss their views on important current imaging issues.

Case Study: UMass Memorial Health Care wanted to drive quality improvements within radiology services for its system of hospitals and clinics.