Millions of medical records are not securely stored. Are yours?

A recent article in ProPublica identified that millions of medical records are not securely stored. According to the article, “Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser and a few lines of computer code can view patient records.”

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Topics: VPN, PACS, PHI

How Much Does a New PACS Cost?


Most PACS have a maximum useful life of somewhere in the range of seven to ten years. If yours is nearing that age, you need to begin considering your budget for a new PACS. A PACS of the ’00s vintage (2000-2009) likely was very expensive and static, meaning that it was available almost exclusively within the four walls of your facility and has a fixed amount of storage. You probably purchased the PACS from your modality vendor or from a company with a brand name that made you feel comfortable that your decision would be viewed as “smart.” But since the time you purchased your PACS the world of digital medical imaging has changed! 

So how much does a new PACS cost?

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Topics: cloud pacs, PACS

What PACS Should I Get For My New Modality?

All modality owners know that they have other purchases left to be made. The most important of which is probably a PACS. While there are many different implementations available for a PACS solution, the one you select is determined based off of your needs and the way your practice’s workflow is built out. Overall, there are three main categories of PACS. Here is how to tell which one is right for you…

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Topics: PACS, Modality

I Just Bought A Modality. Now What?

First time modality buyers can find themselves in a conundrum if their modality vendor is not a one stop shop. When you purchase any modality, you get the ability to take medical images and send those images somewhere. What you still need to purchase depends on your use case and business infrastructure, but a PACS is almost a definite must have. Here’s why…

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Topics: PACS, Modality

Upgrade Your PACS

If your practice either views or reads images, you are probably acquainted with a PACS. However, are you getting the most out of your solution? Chances are that if you are still using a local PACS, you are not. Upgrading to a Cloud PACS solution can significantly help make your workflow more efficient and effective. Why not save some time and maybe even improve medical outcomes while you’re at it? Here’s a sneak peak at some of the advanced features a Cloud PACS can provide you.

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Topics: cloud medical imaging, PACS

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