This report covers the U.S. market for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and provides an overview of imaging systems, EMR and PACS technologies and products. The report describes the industry, its relationship to various healthcare channels, and the trends for the future.
The report addresses some of the issues surrounding IT in healthcare and how the PACS arena is affected by these issues. While Kalorama Information has studied EMR markets in great detail in other reports, this report does describe the ways that PACS interacts with EMR and how companies are utilizing the growth trends of EMR to be competitive in the PACS market. As part of its coverage, the report includes:
- Market Size and Forecasts
- Growth Drivers and Limiters
- Imaging Systems (X-Ray, CAT, Ultrasound, MRI)
- Overview of PACS and role in EMR
- Nine Significant Analyst Conclusions
- Key Company Profiles
- Mini Profiles of Up and Coming Competitors
- Key Company Market Share
Healthcare IT changes rapidly and this Kalorama Information report also provides readers with some of the trends to take note of near-term that might impact estimates in the report. The following trends were discussed in the report:
- PACS and EMR Interface
- Meaningful Use and PACS
- Pay-per-View PACS
- Cloud Storage
- RIS/PACS Integration
- Replacement Phase
- Zero Download PACS
- Product Readiness
- Health Information Exchanges
The research conducted by Kalorama included comprehensive research of primary and secondary sources such as interviews with company executives, company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. New technologies, market developments, and research and development trends and expenditures were identified through patent and data-based searches, as well as via interviews with key personnel. Person-to-person and telephone interviews were the primary method of gathering information. E-mail correspondence was also used in the interview process. Interviews with 20 key industry officials, trade association spokespersons, consultants, healthcare providers, and government personnel were compiled to form the primary basis of information – particularly revenue and market share data- presented in this report. All market data pertains to the worldwide market at the manufacturers’ level and was measured in U.S. dollars.
The base year for data was 2010. Historical data are provided for 2008 through 2010, with forecast data provided for 2011 through 2015. Compound annual growth rates (CAGR) are provided for the 2008-2010, 2010-2015 and 2008-2015.
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