PACS (picture archiving and communications systems) gains importance with advent of German DRGs (diagnosis related groups)
This article was originally published in Clinica
The value of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) is set to increase with the introduction of the new German diagnosis related groups (DRG) system for hospital reimbursement. The market for these radiological information systems is one of the most dynamic for medical equipment in Europe, according to international market consulting company Frost & Sullivan. It estimates the market will leap from its current value of E300m ($293m) to E700m by 2004.
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