With a focus on sharing PACS images, this article from Digital Health talks about the emerging need to better share patient information between geographically dispersed healthcare organisations. A range of vendors and healthcare IT professionals offer their views on the different options available, touching on the pros and cons of approaches and technologies (such as cloud, open data standards, vendor neutral archives (VNAs) and XDS repositories). When exploring some of the existing regional programmes that have formed following the end of the NPfIT, it is clear there is a need for solutions that consolidate data and provide a single source of truth for each patient, enabling clinicians to make quicker and more informed decisions as a result.

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