Team Building and Project Management
The successful implementations of PACS have revolutionized the healthcare delivery in those institutions with successful deployments. Numerous vendors have available systems that deliver on the promise of PACS to provide imaging delivery without the need to be tethered to the physical transportation and delivery of film-based images. As PACS has entered the “Late Majority” phase of innovation implementation, there is no need for new entrants to worry about a successful final outcome if they follow the best practices of project and change management. The cultural barriers to PACS adoption should be minimal. The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidance from the “lessons learned” from numerous successful implementations.