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 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 11:38 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Has anyone got any experience with an integrated PACS/RIS solution from a single vendor without needing a PACS broker?
 Link to this message David Payne  posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 09:32 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Having had recent discussions with some suppliers it certainly seems that any PACS specification should now ask, as a primary requirement, that there is desktop integration between PACS and RIS without the requirement for a broker. This will enable the RIS to drive the PACS system. A step further might be that rather than specifying a PACS and a RIS system, that a single seamless information system is provided that provides all functionality. The system should also enable other vendors voice recognition software and cross sectional reconstruction software etc to be seamlessly added. I know some suppliers have a ready made integrated PACS/RIS solution, I am not sure how successfully suppliers could tightly integrate other RIS systems with there own PACS, I am told this should be possible.
 Link to this message Harry van den Broek  posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 12:41 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Harry van den Broek, Rogan-Delft:

We have designed a PACS-API that makes the desktop integration that David Payne described possible. It has been successfully integrated in various hospitals, with various RIS systems, such as Chipsoft (Netherlands), HSS (UK) and Thai and USA RIS systems.

 Link to this message Chris Bull  posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 09:54 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
The focus should be on integration between PACS & RIS using common protocols - HL7, DICOM, IHE & XML.
Using web technologies for both systems allows direct communication within the RIS/PACS and then outputs to the standards above to other devices that need patient information. This allows a brokerless system which not only uses the internet/intranet but can communicate in common standards.
With the addition of a common OS and database for all the systems (Windows 2000 and MS SQL) allows additional internal communications built by MS. Love them or hate them we all use a MS products and they now have some excellent cross connectivity within their products and high stability with Windows 2000 generation OS.
 Link to this message Lester Cram  posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 04:00 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
I think it ingenuous to suggest one manufacturers products because they happen to use components that one may be using oneself.
Applications such as dicom archive servers, databases, web servers, web application servers etc are compiled for many different architectures which may offer significant advantages in speed, architecture and rubustness over a single manufacturers OS or database and may be much more price efficient. This is particularly the case when one considers the web of which by far the majority is supported by free OSes and web servers. Just ask google whose 6000+ servers use almost exclusively free software.
 Link to this message Arumugam Nalliah  posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:16 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Dear All
We have problems with Usit ( Philips CR system) obtaining worklist from iSOFT (former Amersham). Philips and iSOFT blaming each other not setting their software right! Philips having problems importing the worklist from iSOFT to display in their Usit/PCR. When a patient registered on iSOFT only an entry number shows up on Usit, no patient details displayed. Due to these problems we are running RIS and Usit/ CR separately to this CR room. thus cannot upload our images to Pacs server due to dicom conformance. Anyone had similar problems/ solutions?
 Link to this message Arumugam Nalliah  posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:26 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Dear All
We have problems with Usit ( Philips CR system) obtaining worklist from iSOFT (former Amersham). Philips and iSOFT blaming each other not setting their software right! Philips having problems importing the worklist from iSOFT to display in their Usit/PCR. When a patient registered on iSOFT only an entry number shows up on Usit, no patient details displayed. Due to these problems we are running RIS and Usit/ CR separately to this CR room. thus cannot upload our images to Pacs server due to dicom conformance. Anyone had similar problems/ solutions?
 Link to this message Martin Goudge  posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 01:41 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Arumugam,

What version of iSOFT RadCentre are you running?
 Link to this message Tanya Garber  posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 11:57 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
We are in the process of upgrading our RIS to iSoft RadCentre 6.1 with the intention of interfacing to Agfa Impax 6.1.

With the actual Radcentre upgrade scheduled shortly, I would be grateful to hear of other "lessons learned" from iSoft users and some pitfalls to avoid.

Martin & Arumugam, what have been your experiences? Feel free to contact me directly.

thanks
Tanya
 
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