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It can be safely said that the healthcare services industry is in a state of flux like never before. Reform initiatives driving the mandate to create interoperability are not in any way exempting medical imaging.

When radiologists use a new platform or workstation for the first time, there is often an adjustment period. The radiologist has to take it on a “test drive” of sorts, seeing how certain functions are carried out and learn how to get the most out of the technology. 

As healthcare takes steps toward the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for patient centricity, information technology also has some ground to traverse.

When X-Ray Associates of New Mexico went live with a new RIS in mid-April, Vice President and COO Sagit Frasier was anxious, but optimistic.

When we unveiled the next-generation upgrades to Fujifilm’s broad, integrated Synapse portfolio at RSNA last fall, our newest enterprise imaging technology Synapse 5 was the hit of the show. This wasn’t surprising. After all, PACS represents the cornerstone of the comprehensive Synapse line of solutions—a product family that also includes innovative VNA, 3D, RIS, cardiovascular and mobile offerings.

 

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PACS Facts: Constructed vs. Deconstructed

It can be safely said that the healthcare services industry is in a state of flux like never before. Reform initiatives driving the mandate to create interoperability are not in any way exempting medical imaging.

McKesson Radiology Mammography Plus: The solution that adapts, so you don’t have to

When radiologists use a new platform or workstation for the first time, there is often an adjustment period. The radiologist has to take it on a “test drive” of sorts, seeing how certain functions are carried out and learn how to get the most out of the technology. 

Q&A with David S. Channin MD: How to Make PACS Patient Centered

As healthcare takes steps toward the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for patient centricity, information technology also has some ground to traverse.

How well does Sectra PACS play with other vendors’ products? The imaging A-team in Albuquerque says quite well

When X-Ray Associates of New Mexico went live with a new RIS in mid-April, Vice President and COO Sagit Frasier was anxious, but optimistic.

Viewing PACS in a whole new light

When we unveiled the next-generation upgrades to Fujifilm’s broad, integrated Synapse portfolio at RSNA last fall, our newest enterprise imaging technology Synapse 5 was the hit of the show. This wasn’t surprising. After all, PACS represents the cornerstone of the comprehensive Synapse line of solutions—a product family that also includes innovative VNA, 3D, RIS, cardiovascular and mobile offerings.

VNA: Building a new foundation for a 9-PACS healthcare ecosystem

INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest healthcare network, recently had to find a solution to a significant problem: its nine hospital PACS were out of space, their software was out of date and the situation was out of control.

Lemak Health runs up the score

As CEO of a growing, multifaceted business enterprise, Matthew Lemak delegates many operating-budget decisions to the people who have the most to gain—or lose—from their choices. On capital budgeting, he is considerably more hands-on.

These are heady times for agnostic archives: VNA to the rescue

It’s 2016. If you’re not thinking about joining the growing ranks of healthcare providers that are digitally storing all clinical information from across the enterprise so it’s secure, expandable and readily accessible to authorized caregivers working anywhere and anytime, it’s time to wake up and smell the vendor-neutral archive (VNA).

A comprehensive enterprise strategy

Writing for the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) last year, Louis M. Lannum shared a list of the most important things to consider when developing an organization's enterprise imaging program.

New PACS, same values: A Texas hospital stays focused on its mission with new technology

When your organization puts values first, those values inform everything, from how patients are treated to the technology you install to provide care.

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