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PACS procurement: Three starting points for success",

auntminnie.com, 8.17.04
Jeffrey T. Ganiban, Vice President

First time PACS purchasers can level the playing field with vendors by understanding three key components that ensure a successful PACS procurement and contracting process: a firm executive mandate on the strategic importance of PACS, senior executive project sponsorship, and dedicated project management resources.


"HIS/RIS/PACS Integration: Getting to the Gold Standard",

Radiology Management, May/June 2004
Stephen S. Boochever, Chairman

Despite dramatic advancements in technology, the "gold standard" in system integration remains elusive in most healthcare organizations. This article presents the evolution of system integration to today's integrated image management solutions, and provides screening questions to help healthcare organizations identify which vendors are capable of delivering the "gold standard".




"Protecting Your PACS Purchase",

Radiology Today, 4.26.04

Jeffrey T. Ganiban, Vice President and Stephen S. Boochever, Chairman
Critical contractual issues must be addressed in the early stages of PACS vendor negotiation/selection to ensure that the PACS purchaser is protected in all areas related to cost, system performance standards, and service level agreements. This article presents 13 factors that must be addressed to create a winning PACS contract.




"When a PACS Archive Reaches The End",
Healthcare Informatics Extra, 1.19.05 and 1.26.05
Stephen S. Boochever, Chairman and Jeffrey D. Older, Chief Technology Officer

There are many challenges to switching PACS vendors that should be considered before final vendor decisions are made. This article discusses the limitations of current storage technology, as well as various strategies to migrate PACS image data that minimize expense and operational disruption. Customer contract protections related to data access and migration are also addressed.