PACS for Practices
In the past, digital imaging was too expensive for all but the largest hospitals. However, today more affordable PACS solutions are available, and even smaller providers can take advantage of the technology. PACS vendors even offer systems suited to specific specialties. It’s no longer out of reach for practices to tap the collaboration and productivity advantages of PACS.
PACS can also assist smaller offices with HIPAA compliance. These systems have made archiving much easier and more efficient. Medical images can be digitally archived using a server and backed up in whatever way works best for a hospital, clinic, or practice. For example, a patient's x-rays or MRI results, saved in DICOM format, can be stored with his or her Electronic Health Record.
PACS and the Cloud
Vendor neutral storage offers maximum flexibility and allows for storage consolidation—a big benefit since healthcare providers are challenged by explosive growth in the size and volume of medical images, evolving regulations, lengthy retention requirements, and financial pressures.
You can even optimize your system to send archives to off-site storage servers for back up and to support emergency disaster recovery. Cloud data storage offers scalability with reduced overhead and disaster recovery benefits; safeguards are in place to address special health IT security concerns.
Implement Modern Imaging Practices with Ease
HealthConnection can provide tools, expertise, and services, such as our Network Assessment, to ensure your PACS viewing stations are operating at peak performance.
We will work with you to identify and implement solutions that capture images quickly, put critical information in the hands of clinicians when and where they need it, and improve operational efficiency and quality of care. Now is the time to modernize and improve your organization.
For more information or to schedule an assessment today, complete this Information Request Form, or contact your account manager at 1-800-395-8685.