Smaller Hospitals Can Afford a Powerful PACS

Jun 27, 2017

As healthcare costs continue to rise and uncertainty mounts with regard to changes to the ACA, rural and community hospitals face a difficult challenge. With limited financial resources, how is it possible to make the technology upgrades needed to create efficiency and deliver better care?

We work with many smaller hospitals who struggle to find the budget for a PACS upgrade. With ProtonPACS, our per-study pricing model offers an affordable alternative that requires a low upfront capital investment.

After implementing ProtonPACS, one of our hospital clients no longer needed transcription services. The cost savings for that alone paid for the annual PACS study fees. By utilizing speech recognition, this hospital was also able to reduce their report turnaround time from 24 hours to less than 30 minutes, thus improving relationships with physicians and increasing referrals.

Overall, we’ve seen that the upgraded PACS technology has dramatically improved productivity and reduced clerical errors caused by the need for redundant data entry that’s commonly required for outdated systems. All of these factors add up to significant savings.

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