Gone are the days where you would walk into your doctor's office, and they would have to physically pull out your charts and files from a giant rickety cabinet. Everything was paper-based up until the 1990’s. That’s when technology really began to lift off. Since then, most of us have transitioned to adding terms like smart phone, PACS, and RIS to our vernacular. But seriously, what the heck is a RIS?
In every industry, there are all-in-one software vendors that create integrated solutions designed to address a wide range of problems simultaneously. While their solutions benefit from their seamless integration, the functionality of each of the individual components usually is not as good as the stand-alone vendors.
A cloud-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS) should integrate with a radiology information system (RIS). When the two systems are integrated, radiologists can work more efficiently because they will always have the patient information they need at their fingertips.
Unfortunately, not all cloud PACS play nicely with RIS, from an integration standpoint, which means you need to be careful when deciding on a solution.
When choosing a cloud PACS for your practice, any option you consider should offer the following RIS integrations to ensure smooth workflows and high productivity within your practice.