Healthcare Information Systems

Radiology Information System market set to grow to $941 million by 2022

The Radiology Information System market is forecast to grow to US$941 million globally by 2022 registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% during the period 2016-2022, according to Allied Market Research.

The integrated radiology information systems segment held over three-fifths share of the total market in 2015, according to the report.

Radiology Information Systems (RIS) are a computer networked system used to organize and manage the workflow of medical imagery and radiology departments, supporting business analysis in a department. RIS is widely used along with Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archives to manage billing, record keeping, and image archives.

The integrated radiology information systems held the largest share in 2015 and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.0% during the analysis period. This is owing to the surging adoption and demand of integrated healthcare information technology platforms in various healthcare organizations for easy operations to curb over expense and provide quality health.

The services component segment held the largest market share with more than three-eighths share in 2015 due to improving healthcare infrastructure in the emerging markets such as Brazil and the Middle East. The software segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the analysis period owing to the increase in the demand of RIS software in radiology and imaging laboratories. The web-based deployment segment dominated the RIS market in 2015 andaccounted for three-fifths of the overall RIS market. However, the cloud-based segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.8% during the analysis period, due to an increase in demand for cloud-based services because they reduce operational costs for healthcare organizations.

Key findings of the RIS market report:

  • Integrated radiology information systems was the leading segment in 2015
  • North America is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5%
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the analysis period
  • Hospitals held the largest market share of the total RIS market in 2015
  • The global cloud-based market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the study period

Geographically, North America accounted for the largest market share in 2015, due to well-established healthcare systems in the region, higher adoption of healthcare information technologies, and an increase in the number of chronic diseases. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as the area with maximum growth potential due to a focus of key players in the emerging economies and improving healthcare infrastructure.

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the key players operating in this market including Epic Systems Corporation, MedInformatix, GE Healthcare, Carestream Health, Cerner Corporation, merge Healthcare Incorporated, All scripts Healthcare Solutions, McKesson Corporation, Philips, and Siemens.

The PACS market
According to a market study by Technavio, the global Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6% through 2021.

This research report titled ‘Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market’ provides an indepth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends.

The market research analysis categorizes the global PACS market into three major product segments. They are:

  • Global mini PACS market;
  • Global mid-end PACS; and
  • Global enterprise PACS market.

Global mini PACS market
The global mini PACS market is expected to grow at a steady pace due to the increase in adoption rate. In most developed countries, small hospitals are being acquired by large medical facilities. These small hospitals have limited infrastructure and investment in PACS helps in their development as reference laboratories. The rise in adoption of mini PACS in emerging markets is due to the rise in the number of small hospitals and government initiatives moving toward centralized healthcare IT systems.

According to Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead analyst at Technavio for medical imaging research: “The Americas has recorded increased installations of mini PACS in the recent years. However, it is expected that during the forecast period APAC [Asia-Pacific] would lead the global mini PACS market. Cost reduction by vendors would increase the affordability of these PACS in the emerging markets of APAC and EMEA [Europe, the Middle East and Africa].”

Global mid-end PACS
The global mid-end PACS market is expected to grow at a rapid pace, due to an increase in adoption rate and growing demand for integrated teleradiology network. The improvement in the healthcare information technology (IT) sector has triggered the installation of integrated systems. Mid-end PACS helps in connecting multi-modality departments and small hospitals, which helps in the enhancement of patient care. Hospitals with 250-500 beds and department-specific diagnostic centers are the primary end-users of mid-end PACS. These medical facilities have a sound infrastructure with moderate patient inflow in both emerging and developed markets.

Global enterprise PACS market
The global enterprise PACS market is expected to grow at a steady pace due to a moderate rise in adoption rate. The change in the healthcare IT sector triggers the installation of integrated systems. PACS radiology helps in connecting multi-modality departments and hospitals, which, in turn, helps in the enhancement of patient care. The adoption rate is expected to increase during the forecast period with the reduction in cost by vendors.

“Cloud-based applications are beneficial in collating medical imaging data in enterprise PACS. These PACS help in connecting one medical facility to another. The huge inflow of data is controlled by these PACS, allowing data sharing and management,” said Srinivas.

The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s healthcare and life sciences market research analysts in this report are:

  • GE Healthcare;
  • Philips;
  • Agfa-Gevaert;
  • McKesson; and
  • Fujifilm

Philips showcases its latest connected health system at HIMSS17

Philips showcased a broad range of population health management, acute healthcare informatics and personal health solutions, fully integrated in a highly secure, cloud-based ecosystem at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition (HIMSS17) in February in Orlando, United States.

The company displayed their suite of interoperable intelligent solutions that provide advanced data and analytics to help support decision-making from the hospital to the home. Prominently featured was Philips HealthSuite, a cloud-enabled connected health ecosystem of products, programs and services that seamlessly work together to empower personalized health and continuous care across the health continuum from prevention and healthy living, to diagnosis and treatment and home care.

Personal and population health management solutions were also featured and included the latest in population health analytics, chronic disease prevention and management, predictive analytics, enterprise telehealth, home monitoring, and sleep and respiratory care.

With the acquisition of Wellcentive, Philips brings expertise in aggregating and analysing patient data to improve health outcomes inside and outside the hospital walls.

The company is also enhancing its personal health programs with the launch of Jovia Coach, a smartphone app that combines technology with human coaching for people at-risk of type 2 diabetes. The program supports participants to adopt the dietary, lifestyle and exercise habits that could help to prevent type 2 diabetes; and Philips continuous care and home monitoring solutions help patients stay healthier at home, and connected to caregivers around the clock. They include Philips Lifeline medical alert device and Philips CareSage predictive analytics technology to support discharged patients in their home.

Healthcare Informatics
Philips also showcased their Healthcare Informatics Solutions. These provide actionable insights to support more confident clinical decision support and improved diagnostics. They include adap-tive intelligence, integrated healthcare informatics, critical care analytics, automated early warning scoring, radiation dose management, and precision medicine solutions for oncology, including genomics.

Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution is designed to aid clinicians in the early detection of subtle signs of patient deterioration in the general care ward. It can be used with the Philips Wearable Biosensor, a medical-grade, self-adhesive, single patient- use wireless device worn discreetly on the chest that automatically and continuously measures key vital signs, including respiratory rate to alert caregivers to intervene quickly;

IntelliSpace Genomics
IntelliSpace Genomics provides a secure healthcare informatics solution that integrates genomic information with full patient context to empower clinicians with precision diagnostics and therapeutics across hospitals. The solution, powered by Philips HealthSuite, delivers real-time, actionable diagnostic information – including raw sequencing data, up-to-date in silico genomic databases, clinical data and knowledge databases, longitudinal patient records, medical images and pathology data – to physicians and specialists for therapy planning at the point of care; and

Philips Illumeo is a newly launched imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence that enhances how radiologists interpret and share medical images. The company said the intelligent software is the first to combine contextual awareness capabilities with advanced data analytics to augment the work of the radiologist.


IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition

Philips introduced IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a managed service for hospital-wide healthcare informatics. The platform integrates Philips IntelliSpace portfolio into a scalable solution for clinical informatics and data management.

The platform offers a full suite of interoperable healthcare informatics applications and services for hospitals and integrated health networks. It helps health enterprises further improve quality of care while meeting the evolving challenges of budget constraints and the management, interoperability, security and value maximization of health data and information technology (IT) platforms.

For a manageable upfront cost based on pay-per-use, IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition provides Philips’ extensive IntelliSpace portfolio and enhances it with an end-to-end managed service delivery model. The IntelliSpace portfolio consists of clinical tools for radiology, cardiology and oncology departments, intervention suites, as well as dose and data management solutions. The managed service offering provides many benefits to the IT administration, as well as for clinical teams. The solution ensures interoperability with cross-industry connectivity standards, single sign-on and integrated workflows.

With a known total cost of ownership, clinicians enjoy regular updates and always have access to the latest clinical tools and innovations. As part of the managed services, Philips provides continuous remote monitoring, as well as data backup and restore. This is further enhanced with benefits like the convenience of one 24/7 support line, one contract and a dedicated Customer Success Manager.

Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition’s pay-per-use model ensures the healthcare informatics portfolio always meets the healthcare enterprises’ current IT needs. Usage elasticity can be scaled up and down as demand for care changes. Combined with clear performance indicators, such as guarantees on system uptime that come with IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition’s partnership approach, it decreases financial risk for healthcare enterprises as they invest in their IT infrastructure.

IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition builds on and leverages the success of Philips’ Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) managed service model. Configured as a scalable and modular solutions platform, the initial launch of the secure, connected and intelligent IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition offers a harmonized managed service solution for the following applications:

IntelliSpace PACS – Enables physicians to more efficiently manage their work without compromise, through connected images and information, secured patient data and intelligent work flow;

IntelliSpace Portal – Advanced visual analytics to support complex interpretations across many clinical disciplines, including cardiology, oncology and neurology. Integrates with both IntelliSpace PACS and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular to deliver a seamless workflow experience for radiologists and cardiologists;

IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager – a scalable, secure, interoperable data management solution that supports healthcare enterprises in organizing large datasets, including millions of images and other data from multiple sources, and quickly delivering them to virtually any clinician throughout their health network;

Illumeo with adaptive intelligence – Clinically intelligent software that augments the skills of clinicians and redefines how they currently interface with images. Designed to empower radiologists and work for them, it provides the technology and tools that enhance their expertise and efficiency – all within a single workspace;

IntelliSpace Cardiovascular – Provides access to advanced cardiovascular informatics applications, brings multimodality images and clinical tools together in a single workspace for integrated clinical decision support. It seamlessly integrates with IntelliSpace ECG and the Philips Xper Information Management cath lab workflow solution; and

Philips DoseWise – Helps health systems manage patient and staff radiation exposure with a comprehensive suite of tools that collect, measure, analyze, and report dose exposure across departments and train care professionals in realizing a low-dose culture. The solution will initially be available in North America.

dicomPACS – The perfect PACS for your hospital

dicomPACS is a contemporary and actively maintained, high-tech solution for intelligent image management from Northern Germany. Thousands of satisfied customers in private practices, clinics and large hospitals around the world use this ‘Made in Germany’ PACS.

An ever-increasing number of hospitals optimise workflow with the help of computers. Staff quickly come to appreciate and rely on fully automated documentation and instant access to images and files. These developments improve many aspects of the daily routine, and result in significant savings in time and money. Our PACS can be customised to your individual needs. In hospitals, large numbers of medical imaging devices including X-ray, CT, magnetic resonance tomography and ultrasound machines can be integrated using our system. Special analysis and computing stations can be established. Multiple authorised users at different work stations can concurrently access the same images. The results of several examinations pertaining to a single patient can be combined, processed and viewed on the same monitor. All images are linked to the appropriate digital patient record. New findings can quickly be compared with previous observations.

dicomPACS is a smart choice for today and a wise investment for the future. The system is standardised, modular, and can be expanded as well as updated. Your data and archives are structured according to DICOM standards. The dicomPACS software was developed by OR Technology in cooperation with medical specialists. The result is a well-designed and user-friendly tool for daily diagnostic tasks.

The dicomPACS connects, directs and administers all processes having to do with images and documents: from admissions to diagnosis, data archiving and communication. Depending on the manufacturer, the system can comprise a wide array of features, including electronic faxes, document management, operative reports and X-ray histories. Software solutions for 3D reconstruction, surgical planning, voice recognition, and statistics can also be integrated.

The system can process image files from all medical imaging modalities, regardless of manufacturer.

With dicomPACS, all images as well as diverse documents including admission notes, medical findings, medical histories and faxes are stored in a digital patient record and readily accessible. Modern medical care involves many different examinations that rely on imaging techniques and produce large data volumes on a daily basis. This information must be accessible online and securely archived for many years. The PACS data storage capacity can be increased upon demand.

dicomPACS can easily be adapted to existing patient and image information management systems. Interfaces with radiology information systems (RIS) and hospital information systems (HIS) are straightforward. The image management system can accommodate established workflows and demands no changes in daily routine.

dicomPACS can exchange data with all common standard interfaces (e.g., HL7, GDT, BDT) as well as proprietary and customised interfaces.

Images and documents in the DICOM format can be shared worldwide via internet and email. Online access to images is becoming increasingly important in all branches of clinical medicine.

ORCA – the cloud solution
ORCA (OR Technology Cloud Archiving) is a platform for storing, viewing and exchanging medical images and documents. ORCA offers two exciting applications: ORCA Archive and ORCA Share. Image files from direct sources and from PACS are stored in the cloud using ORCA Archive. At the same time, ORCA is a platform for communicating with external partners. Using ORCA Share, images and medical findings can be exchanged with colleagues, specialists and patients.

Diagnostic tools
The image management software dicomPACS offers diverse special functions, including Chiro and NUCCA tools. These image processing functions were developed with American and Canadian specialists for chiropractic, orthopaedic and surgical applications. The software tools improve diagnosis and treatment planning.


Date of upload: 11th May 2017

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