Implementing multiple PACS can be a challenge. With multiple PACS, it’s important to ensure that with the potential for patient data to reside across numerous locations, the systems must be properly calibrated and synced so that medical histories are not inconsistent or incomplete. The greatest potential for complete interoperability is if all of the PACS are from the same vendor. However, due to previous investments and cost restraints, that might not always be possible.
With that in mind, here are some tips and hints for healthcare providers implementing multiple PACS in an organization.