Keys to successfully selecting, negotiating, and acquiring a PACS

By Craig R. Mahoney, MD, and Kevin Ward

Once you say “yes” to PACS, what’s the next step?

Selecting and acquiring a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) are not trivial matters, nor is the financial responsibility associated with acquisition of such a system one to be taken lightly. The most important aspect of PACS selection and acquisition can be summed up in one word: process. Although thorough research regarding the functionality of your PACS has to be a priority, the steps necessary for successfully negotiating with vendors to acquire a PACS are just as important.

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