After over 80 years of exclusive archiving of radiologic films, at present, in Radiology, digital archiving is increasingly gaining ground. Digital archiving allows a considerable reduction in costs and space saving, but most importantly, immediate or remote consultation of all examinations and reports in the hospital clinical wards, is feasible.
Advanced visualization has become routine visualization, an essential part of the radiologist’s toolkit. The challenges and potential of advanced visualization technology represent a microcosm of radiology. These technologies need to demonstrate increased efficiency and value as radiologists wrestle with declining reimbursement and increasing demands. The answers parallel those that will deliver benefits across radiology—beefier integration, minimal hardware and an enterprise mindset.
Radiology Information System
A radiology information system (RIS) is a networked software suite for managing medical imagery and associated data. An RIS is especially useful for managing radiological records and associated data in a multiple locations and is often used in conjunction with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to manage work flow and billing.
Hospital Network Infrastructure
When healthcare is information-driven, data is interconnected and available when and where it is needed to save lives. Data becomes knowledge and moves healthcare beyond episodic care to preventative, precision medicine. And data ultimately allows patients to take control of their own health. Our four-part information-driven healthcare approach is a reflection of our commitment and expertise.
Network infrastructure refers to a hospital’s interconnected computer and information technology (IT) systems. Largely the infrastructures are closed, meaning the computer network can only be accessed within the hospital and is not connected to the Internet or other networks at large. It enables doctors and patients to connect, as well as hospitals to connect to larger health information networks.
Privacy and security are big concerns for a hospital’s network infrastructure. Implementing security systems to prevent data breaches and leaks, keep patient health information (PHI) secure, and managing the secure transmission of electronic medical record data are all major issues in the industry.
Integration with our clients' existing IT networks is a fundamental part of the design and deployment. Medintegra's IT networking experience is invaluable in designing storage and archive solutions to ensure complete, smooth integration from large scale enterprises to small clinics' systems. We also work with data migration from existing and legacy systems to offer a full service solution, taking responsibility for the successful competition of the project. Medintegra can also provide proactive monitoring services continuously monitor performance and aid preventative maintenance of healthcare storage and archive solutions.