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February/March 2014

By: Cynthia Keen

As health systems prepare for value-based health care, CIOs walk a tightrope between consolidating enterprise IT and providing the functionality that radiologists require

One of the first commercial image-management systems, in its advertising slogan, promoted its ability to deliver any image, anywhere, anytime—throughout the health-care enterprise. That continues to represent the primary objective of imaging informatics: to increase the accessibility and availability of diagnostic imaging for clinical use. 

The RIS and PACS, however, are no longer at the center of this universe. Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are assuming this role, consolidating department-based information systems and providing a single portal to patient records. 

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