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Mercy commercializes cloud-based PACS for mid-sized hospitals

Mercy Technology Service, a healthcare technology company, designed a SaSS cloud-based PACS system to decrease expenditure and increase efficiency for medium size or small size hospital. According to the article from Healthcare IT News, the cloud-based technology is able to combine nine legacy PACS system into one entity.

The service is a solution to the current PACS technology in the United States, which smaller scale hospitals can save technology expenses on the PACS system. Moreover, the cloud-based technology allows the hospitals to increase efficiency by diminishing turnaround time by 50%, which mean radiologists now can enjoy a faster response time on generating the report. By diminishing the time of generating the report, in the business perspective, the hospitals can now decrease the waiting of the patients with this technology. With the implementation of the technology, the hospitals can now decrease the waiting time (which could be translated into money) and increase the efficiency among the radiology experts. If we look at the technology in MIS 4596 point of view, the solution is the product to increase the efficiency of the output without increasing the input of the product.

 

PACS as a Service

2 Responses to Mercy commercializes cloud-based PACS for mid-sized hospitals

  • Consumers will be very pleased to spend less time and hopefully less money receiving healthcare services. While the process is improving, it’s possible that service providers will forget the human element to healthcare. I hope that technology can also be used the healthcare environment to empower patients to better understand their health.

  • Faster results that are connected through one cloud technology will no doubt make the hospital run more efficiently, which will help the overall health of the public. Hospitals are different from the average business because the quality of the hospital has a relatively large impact on the surrounding community. Not only will faster service allow for decreased wait times for patients, but for doctors and support staff to more effectively use their time. This transfer of effort can be applied to better service and be better for the public and also make the hospital more money. This solution is not only helping the hospital, but the community. this is just another example of how IT systems can make the world better!

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