Finding the Right PACS Vendor to Enhance Your Modality Sales

If you are in the business of selling imaging equipment to health care organizations, you likely haven't spent a great deal of time focused on your customer's picture archiving and communications system (PACS). And if you sell a PACS offering along with your modality sale, it may not enable your client to take full advantage of the potential to share images with remote radiologists and referring physicians or enable mobility in any location.

PACS is often an afterthought for modality vendors. However, we've found that those equipment resellers who can deliver thoughtful PACS solutions can stand out above their competition.

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Topics: PACS

Why Is PACS Mobile Access So Important?

We’ve talked about the importance of mobile access before for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). The reason being that it's become more clear than ever that mobile devices are central to the future of our communications.

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Topics: PACS, mobile image viewing

Why Specialist Doctors Shouldn't Rely on a Hospital PACS

It's understandable why subspecialists might default to using a hospital's picture archiving and communication system (PACS) rather than a system of their own.

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Why Are Hospitals Squandering Their Budgets on High-Priced PACS?

Hospital budgets today are under siege. Reimbursement cuts and governmental subsidies, often in the millions of dollars, are tightening the purses of hospital administrators across the country — an even tougher pill to swallow as the cost of care and medical professionals' salaries continue to grow.

Despite these constrained budgets, we've found that most hospitals still purchase and maintain expensive on-site, name-brand, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). Contrary to their budgetary realities, hospital staff aren't seeking out perfectly viable alternatives and considering new opportunities to save substantial amounts of expense on their PACS medical imaging solutions.

So why are hospitals ignoring these expense-saving PACS options, and how can they break out of this line of thinking?

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Topics: cloud pacs, PACS, cloud-based PACS

Will a PACS Integrate with EHR?

Physicians need access to the highest-quality and most up-to-date information in order to make the best decisions for their patients. However, patient data is often spread across multiple platforms that don't always play nicely with each other. Electronic health record (EHR) systems store textual information like patient visit notes and test results. Separately, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) provide storage and access to medical images.

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