What is a PACS and why does a web-based PACS solution make good business sense?

A picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a medical imaging technology used to conveniently and economically store and access images from multiple modalities. Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via a PACS – thus elimatinating the need for manual film files. This universal format for PACS image storage and transfer is DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine). A PACS consists of four major components:

  • Imaging modalities (X-ray, CT, MRI, etc.)

  • A secured, HIPAA compliant network for transmission

  • Workstations for interpreting and reviewing images

  • Archives for storage and retrieval of images and reports

Merging PACS into a hosted, virtual environment versus a hard-install allows instant access from anywhere, anytime as long as you have an internet connection.

Why does our web-based PACS solution make better business sense?

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Universal Viewer Coming To Hosted PACS Solutions

Recently, Hosted PACS Solutions started telling everyone about our upgrade to a Universal Viewer – but what does that mean, what is the process, and most importantly, how will it affect current and future customers?

As of September 2013, GE Healthcare announced the availability of a Universal Viewer for both the Web-Based and Zero-Footprint Client. HPS decided once again to stay at the forefront of the available technology and will be the first GE client to implement the Universal Viewer upgrade – thus keeping our clients on the cutting edge with the latest PACS offerings.

Currently HPS is running the GE Centricity* PACS-IW 3.7.3.9 SP1, but very soon we will begin running the GE Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer. 5.0 SP3. This upgrade is phase one of three. Our customers won't notice the process necessary to flip the switch, but will definitely notice when the switch is flipped. In phase one alone we'll see the following:

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We've got a new look!

We are excited to announce the launch of Hosted PACS Solutions' newly redesigned website!

Aside from a refreshing, more modern look, we hope you'll find the site easier to navigate, enjoy the responsive design across smartphones, tablets, and computers, and reach out to us through social media channels.

While our look has changed, we are still the same. HPS still offers a web-based PACS solution, on a fee-per-study basis so you only pay for what you use.

Be sure to check us out!

Sincerely,
The Hosted PACS Team

Hosted PACS Solutions Creates Web of Connections, Advanced Vascular Access Becomes Newest Client

WELLINGTON, Fla. (December 1, 2013) – Hosted PACS Solutions is pleased to announce that Advanced Vascular Access, an advanced healthcare facility based in Fairview Park, Ohio, is the latest to utilize its PACS system.

In an age where the Internet can be used to find just about any service, the facility found Hosted PACS through a basic Web search, said Matt Kamensky, an X-ray technician at Advanced.

Kamensky said Hosted PACS Solutions provided the most affordable option for his company’s newly opened practice. He said the customer service at Hosted PACS was the determining factor in making a selection.

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Massachusetts Surgical Group Transitions to the Cloud, Hosted PACS Solutions to Provide PACS System

WELLINGTON, Fla. (November 18, 2013) – Hosted PACS Solutions, Inc., an Application Service Provider (ASP) of best in class digital radiology software, is pleased to announce the addition of Southeastern Surgical Associates, PC to its growing client roster.

The new agreement will allow Southeastern to utilize a HIPAA compliant DICOM archive that will allow for electronic data retrieval from any location with an internet connection.

Southeastern Surgical Associates, PC, one of the largest surgical groups in southeastern Massachusetts, is a medical facility dedicated to providing first class multispecialty surgical care.

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Hosted PACS Solutions and the Center for Bone and Joint Surgery Expand Relationship to Full PACS System.

WELLINGTON, Fla. (June 26th, 2013) – Hosted PACS Solutions, Inc., an Application Service Provider (ASP) of best in class digital radiology software, is pleased to announce that the Center for Bone and Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches, an existing customer for HIPAA compliant, DICOM archive services, is expanding their agreement to include utilizing a fully integrated, turnkey, cloud based PACS system for its Boynton Beach location.

“We are very pleased to see our customer expanding their service agreement even further and have access to the latest PACS technology,” said George Greene, Hosted PACS's President.  “We are excited that we can offer personalized, flexible solutions that can grow with our customers as their needs evolve.”

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