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Impact of PACS in hospital management
Author(s): Gham Hur; Soon-Joo Cha; Yong Han Kim; Yoon J. Hwang; Soo Y. Kim
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Paper Abstract

Since the low-cost, NT-based, full PACS was successfully implemented in a large-scale hospital at the end of 1999, many hospital administrators have rushed to purchase the system competitively. It is now a worldwide trend to implement the technology, but Korea has several unique environments for the fast spread of the full PACS. Since hospitals in Korea operate inpatient and outpatient clinics in the same building and use identical OCS, full integration of PACS with the OCS was relatively easy and highly efficient. The simple governing structures of the hospitals also made the decision-making process short and effective. In addition, the national health insurance reimbursement policy that started pay in the beginning of 2000 has also played a catalytic role for the swift propagation of PACS. The recent appearance of the affordable PACS gave hospital administrators the opportunity to learn and understand the role of digital imaging in the areas that are directly related to the efficiency and quality of medical services, as well as cost containment. Furthermore, PACS provided them with windows to the 'all-digital hospital,' which will lead them to realign policies in the management of the hospitals in order to compete successfully in the fast-changing world of health care.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4685, Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (16 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466989
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Gham Hur, Inje Univ. Islan Paik Hospital (South Korea)
Soon-Joo Cha, Inje Univ. Islan Paik Hospital (South Korea)
Yong Han Kim, Inje Univ. Islan Paik Hospital (South Korea)
Yoon J. Hwang, Inje Univ. Islan Paik Hospital (South Korea)
Soo Y. Kim, Inje Univ. Islan Paik Hospital (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4685:
Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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