Radiology Information System (RIS)
Definition - What does Radiology Information System (RIS) mean?
A radiology information system (RIS) is a type of information system that is used to create, store and manage radiological data and images of patients. It is a type of health or hospital information system (HIS), designed to automate and manage the processes in the radiological department.
Techopedia explains Radiology Information System (RIS)
Typically, the key components of a radiology information system consist of a database and a front-end RIS application. Radiological devices capture radiological tests & data and store it on the database. The front-end RIS application helps in accessing and editing that data. An RIS generally provides:
- Patient registration and management
- Radiology workflow management
- Document and image creation, modification and management
- Billing and reporting
The RIS is mostly developed in parallel with electronic health records industry regulations such as HIPAA.