At RSNA 2015, hospital decision-makers walked the exhibit hall show floor trying to figure out exactly where PACS fits in their long-range strategic plans. Does it remain as it is today, primarily as a standalone radiology system, does it join other clinical imaging systems like cardiology to become an Integrated imaging Solution (IIS) or does it become a part of an enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR)? The answer, not surprisingly, is all of the above.
Lenny Reznik, vice president of marketing at Agfa HealthCare, believes in using what you have to get where you are going. “PACS, as traditionally defined, is a siloed information system for radiology and cardiology, where enterprise imaging (EI) is the ‘new’ PACS. We consider enterprise imaging to be a single comprehensive patient imaging record that enables multi-specialty collaboration and have adopted a platform strategy to deliver this. We can integrate whatever the customer is looking for using a single modular platform as they move forward. We’re not telling the customer to throw anything away but rather to pull all the parts together using interoperability standards.”
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