On a recent visit to a large academic site, the subject of barriers to upgrading to the latest PACS version in order to be able to handle new modalities came up.
I was wondering how many sites are in a similar situation, so drafted the attached survey, if you would be so kind as to complete it (one per PACS per site) and return it to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
David, Sometimes upgrading PACS can be a huge project with a lot of resources required both from supplier & customer side. We saw this with upgrade from 5.2 to 6.2 upgrade of Impax. It could be one or the other or both unwilling to commit resources. That is why I believe that short contracts of 7 years is good for both suppliers & customers 1. There is project time & money put from both sides 2. Upgrade of hardware-server & workstation 3. Data cleansing 4. Most up-to-date software in the market 5. Standards based integration for future proofing
I tried that first but it did not allow for plain text field entries in the free version of the service, and other services had similar limitations. I am a cheapskate, and expected that anyone knowledgeable about PACS and IT and with sufficient interest would be able to cope with a PDF form.
In the time you have taken to make two posts here and tell me how to run my survey you could instead have filled in the form and sent it back!