The growing number of medical images has prompted organizations to be more selective of their PACS vendors, writes HIT Infrastructure.

“Today’s move toward collaborative care means more physicians need to have access to these images and image data, like radiology reports,” IDC researchers explained. “Providers making care management decisions want longitudinal records that provide a 360-degree patient view.”

The need for a complete view of a patient’s history of medical images makes it critical for organizations to select a PACS that is innovative enough to evolve with interoperability needs and remain secure.