Should radiology IT be owned by the chief information officer?

David S. Channin, George Bowers, Paul Nagy

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Considerable debate within the medical community has focused on the optimal location of information technology (IT) support groups on the organizational chart. The challenge has been to marry local accountability and physician acceptance of IT with the benefits gained by the economies of scale achieved by centralized knowledge and system best practices. In the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) industry, a slight shift has recently occurred toward centralized control. Radiology departments, however, have begun to realize that no physicians in any other discipline are as dependent on IT as radiologists are on their PACS. The potential strengths and weaknesses of centralized control of the PACS is the topic of discussion for this month's Point/Counterpoint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-221
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Hospital
  • Hospital Information Systems (HIS)
  • Information management
  • PACS
  • PACS management
  • Radiology department

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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