Twoessentialcomponents in modernradiology practice are Radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The integration of RIS-PACS systems has become increasingly important to improve workflow and efficiency in radiology. In this presentation, we will review the advantages and challenges of RIS-PACS integration.
A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to identify the benefits and limitations of RIS-PACS integration.
RIS-PACS integration offers many benefits, including improved workflow, reduced errors, enhanced communication, and increased efficiency. The seamless integration of RIS-PACS systems results in the automatic transfer of patient data, including imaging studies and reports, between health systems. This eliminates the need for manual data entry and reduces the potential for errors. Also facilitation in communicating between radiologists and other healthcare providers, allows faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Another plus is availability of a more accurate and comprehensive source for performing researches and statistics. The challenges concerning RIS-PACS integration include system compatibility issues, implementation costs, and potential resistance to change from staff members. However, these challenges can be overcome with proper planning and communication. Also there is still a shortage in professionals in this category. Conclusion:
RIS-PACS integration is an essential component of modern radiology practice. The benefits of RIS-PACS integration are numerous, including improved workflow, reduced errors, enhanced communication, and increased efficiency. Radiology practices should consider the implementation of RIS-
PACS integration to streamline their workflow and improve patient care.