Technology continues penetrating the healthcare sphere, providing physicians with comprehensive solutions able to improve patient care.
Radiologists, in particular may choose from a wealth of imaging systems to store and share images:
1. Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS);
2. Radiology information systems (RIS);
3. Hospital information systems (HIS).
Their combinations are also able to enhance the workflow and productivity within the department:
1. RIS + HIS;
2. PACS + HIS;
3. PACS + RIS + PACS.
However, there are no perfect systems — each of them needs adjustments, for example additional features or integration with third-party software.
Thus, before pumping money into an imaging solution, it’s paramount to consider all possible pros and cons.
Read the full article here to find out how to address the challenges of integrating stand-alone imaging systems.