Integration between PACS and electronic medical records (EMRs) is still lacking for many radiologists, but there are reasons to believe it could improve in the near future, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

When we unveiled the next-generation upgrades to Fujifilm’s broad, integrated Synapse portfolio at RSNA last fall, our newest enterprise imaging technology Synapse 5 was the hit of the show. This wasn’t surprising. After all, PACS represents the cornerstone of the comprehensive Synapse line of solutions—a product family that also includes innovative VNA, 3D, RIS, cardiovascular and mobile offerings.

INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest healthcare network, recently had to find a solution to a significant problem: its nine hospital PACS were out of space, their software was out of date and the situation was out of control.

As CEO of a growing, multifaceted business enterprise, Matthew Lemak delegates many operating-budget decisions to the people who have the most to gain—or lose—from their choices. On capital budgeting, he is considerably more hands-on.

It’s 2016. If you’re not thinking about joining the growing ranks of healthcare providers that are digitally storing all clinical information from across the enterprise so it’s secure, expandable and readily accessible to authorized caregivers working anywhere and anytime, it’s time to wake up and smell the vendor-neutral archive (VNA).

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has come a long way since its first national convention in 1962, when it had a roster of 54 members, no “I” in its acronym and a grand total of $587.03 in the bank. 

Writing for the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) last year, Louis M. Lannum shared a list of the most important things to consider when developing an organization's enterprise imaging program.

When your organization puts values first, those values inform everything, from how patients are treated to the technology you install to provide care.

University Hospitals in Cleveland is half of the way through implementing a true enterprise image-management solution—a.k.a. VNA (vendor neutral archive)—and one key insider sees the advance as “a huge goldmine for patient care.”

Relationship building is one of the most time consuming aspects of running a business.

Things are a bit complicated in healthcare, to say the least. Whether it's additional regulations, a competitive market or changing patient demographics, care delivery is becoming more complex every year.

A full year has gone by since 425-bed Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles went live with a new enterprise-wide EMR solution from Cerner.