Medicine and technology are ever-changing fields, and the evolution in the medical field can be tied directly to technological advancement. PACS technology securely streamlines the gathering and sharing of medical data, cutting down on time and cost, helping medical practices to operate more efficiently.
Revolutionizing Healthcare Services
Picture archiving and communications systems, also called PACS, make it easier for hospitals and private practices to streamline the intake and storage of medical data, from images to records. It is a medical imaging technology that efficiently stores X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans and other data such as records. This digital data is transferred directly from the device that gathered it, into a database.
Optimization and Security
With the importance of patient confidentiality, it is paramount to maintain the integrity of the data that medical professionals use to diagnose and treat patients. PACS provide a secure network over which data can be shared with the necessary parties. They even make data accessible for off-site viewing. In addition, these systems archive images and reports for future retrieval, and some even provide technology for interpreting medical images.
PACS Save Time and Money
Time is always a premium in the medical field. It is no exaggeration to say that every second counts. PACS streamline the management of medical images and data, making obsolete the more time consuming and costly manual handling of such data. PACS “ reduces physical and time barriers associated with traditional film-based image retrieval, distribution and display.” Their electronic image integration software provides the technical and network infrastructure for images to be transferred directly from machines to hospital information systems and practice management software. Because medical data can be disseminated more efficiently, it also reduces the time it takes to bring new hires up to speed on the practices of your practice.
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