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Providers Demand Interoperability, Security from PACS Vendors

February 5, 2018 - Healthcare organizations are collecting, storing and analyzing more medical images than ever. This makes digital imaging networks such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) critical to health IT infrastructure. Entities are taking more care when selecting PACS vendors. PACS provide storage and convenient access to medical images such as ultrasounds, MRIs, CTs, and...


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