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.
- Health Informatics (HI)
- Electronic Health Record (EHR)
- IT Health Care
- Personal Health Record (PHR)
- Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Personal Health Information (PHI)
- Protected Health Information (PHI)
- Behavioral Health Information Technology Act of 2011
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