PACS: What radiologists need to consider

Author(s): Rizwan Malik

Hospital: Royal Bolton Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, online


Back in 2004 the ambitious but oft-maligned National Programme for IT provisioned Picture Archivng and Communications (PACS) systems throughout the NHS in England with a series of Local Service Provider (LSP) contracts. One of the core benefits of this approach was that it allowed the ubiquitous roll-out of PACS across the NHS; the use of centrally provisioned suppliers and networks managed to cut through many of the local barriers to implementation we perceive in the implementation of IT systems in hospitals, even in current times.

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