Technology is an important element used to improve medical practice workflows. There are hundreds of different solutions intended to streamline the patient and physician experience. One of those solutions is the cloud PACS, which makes medical images accessible across devices, operating systems, and locations. This is a great solution for centralized image storage and easy access to critical medical images. However, medical practices often need access to more than just one solution to holistically manage patient care, which is where integrations come into play.
So, you are on the market for a technology solution to support your organization in accessing medical records more efficiently… now what? The answer depends heavily on the unique issues that you are trying to solve.
Horos and OsiriX are the top two medical image viewers for Apple computers. However, the products have different functionalities and work very differently in many respects. If you're looking for an alternative to your medical image viewing software, or are just interested in what's out there, here's what you need to know about the differences between the two.
Now that you are looking to move your practice to a cloud PACS, it is time to consider what you want to do with your legacy data. The medical records that you currently have in your practice need to be retained in accordance with your local jurisdiction's laws. Some doctors choose to just keep the legacy data on their workstations or where it was originally stored. Others consider options like migrating that data onto the cloud. While the choice to migrate data over to the cloud is personal, we have worked with a lot of clients who consider what to do with their legacy data and recommend considering the following before making your decision.
Do you currently have a local PACS and looking to change over to a cloud PACS solution? As you start looking into different vendors and the solutions they offer, it is helpful to consider the types of issues you may encounter when transitioning over to a cloud-based PACS. Below is a list of the three most common problems organizations have encountered when transitioning from an onsite to cloud PACS. Though it is not meant to be an exhaustive list, it will help you begin to prepare for this shift.