Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 719–723 | Cite as

Tracking PACS Usage with Open Source Tools

Article

Abstract

A typical choice faced by Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) administrators is deciding how many PACS workstations are needed and where they should be sited. Oftentimes, the social consequences of having too few are severe enough to encourage oversupply and underutilization. This is costly, at best in terms of hardware and electricity, and at worst (depending on the PACS licensing and support model) in capital costs and maintenance fees. The PACS administrator needs tools to asses accurately the use to which her fleet is being subjected, and thus make informed choices before buying more workstations. Lacking a vended solution for this challenge, we developed our own.

Keywords

Clinical use determination Computer systems Cost savings Data mining 

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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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