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?

Traditional PACS radiology and medical imaging systems require a significant, upfront capital investment in computer hardware, software, custom programming, IT support and employee training. Hosted PACS Solutions has developed a user-friendly way for you to have access to all the benefits of a GE Centricity* PACS-IW infrastructure without the investment and maintenance concerns, and on a fee-per-study basis.

Our staff of IT programmers and developers handles all the file formatting and conversion for you, so all you have to do is login through your web browser and call up the patient records you want to review. We manage all the details, while you simply pay per use. Your variable costs are based on demand so your return on investment begins on day one. Every patient study becomes profitable.

Whether you are within a hospital radiology department, an urgent care with 1 to 100 locations, a teleradiology practice servicing clients all over the world, or a single specialty office with imaging needs, you can now feel the independence of accessing your radiology studies virtually anywhere, anytime.