Choosing a Vendor

  • Pragya A. Dang
  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
  • Alan L. Schweitzer
  • Keith J. Dreyer


The advent of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) allowed storage and distribution of digital images and patient information throughout the healthcare enterprise. PACS enables easy availability of digital images on virtually all clinical workstations throughout the healthcare institution, which helps to improve the workflow, report turn-around time, productivity, and clinical care. A careful selection of the type of PACS solution based on the institution’s demands, workflow, and infrastructure is vital. Finding a suitable vendor that can satisfy these requirements is equally important.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pragya A. Dang
    • 1
  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
    • 2
  • Alan L. Schweitzer
    • 3
  • Keith J. Dreyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic ImagingMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.RCG Healthcare ConsultingBostonUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Medical SchoolRadiology, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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