PACS solution redefined
Does a PACS still meet your needs?
Many radiologists still prefer their PACS, and a PACS can offer a strong departmental system. But the need to share images across the enterprise, provide access to images in specialty department archives and respond to the increasing capture of images on mobile phones and hand-held point-of-care ultrasound devices call for an alternative.
PACS can also mean time-consuming and costly PACS migrations. As health systems focus on improving interoperability and data sharing across their organizations or want to create a longitudinal patient imaging record, a legacy PACS can become an obstacle.
Many organizations choose to redefine their PACS and move to an Enterprise Imaging solution. Some organizations augment their PACS with a vendor neutral archive (VNA) as a transition step. Either way can work.
When health providers have multiple PACS vendors and systems, a VNA can serve as a centralized image repository, allowing providers to reduce costs by simplifying workflows, distributing images to the PACS systems and facilitating transitions from one PACS vendor to another.
It is helpful to understand the components of a PACS to see how it can be recreated in a Redefined PACS solution. Below are the three main components of a PACS system.
The goals of a Redefined PACS approach is to allow users to view, share and manage all types of images and related data across all departments and facilities of a health system, as well as support diagnostic interpretation of images within multiple ‘ologies.
Redefine your PACS with Hyland Healthcare
PACS Redefined from Hyland Healthcare is a powerful modular solution that helps an organization meet their evolving imaging needs.
It begins by unbundling the three PACS components into the broad layers of IT infrastructure capable of sharing PACS-related functionalities across the entire enterprise.