Study: 21% of U.S. Hospitals Plan to Replace Their Radiology PACS Solution

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CapSite Releases 2011 U.S. PACS Replacement Study

Our study found that 52% of the Radiology PACS systems in use within hospitals today are more than five years old.

CapSite™ announces the release of the 2011 U.S. PACS Replacement Study, a strategic analysis of the Radiology and Cardiology PACS marketplace.

The study represents unique Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 360 U.S. hospitals across all segments of the market.

The objective of the study was to assess the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and HITECH Act on recent and planned PACS purchases in the U.S. hospital market.

“Our study found that 52% of the Radiology PACS systems in use within hospitals today are more than five years old. In contrast, 70% of the Cardiology PACS systems are less than five years old. Additionally, we see a steadily increasing Cardiology PACS adoption curve over the past seven years, with 2010 showing nearly twice the adoption as in 2009,” says CapSite Sr. VP and GM, Gino Johnson.

“The Radiology PACS market activity peaked during 2005 to 2007. We found a slight uptick in planned Radiology PACS replacements from our original study conducted in 2009 where 17% of hospitals planned to replace their PACS as compared with 21% in this most recent study,” Johnson continues.

Vendor Market Penetration / Share and Vendor Mind Share coverage includes:
Agfa Healthcare, Carestream Health, Cerner, DR Systems, Fujifilm, GE Healthcare, LUMEDX, McKesson, Merge Healthcare, Philips, Sectra and Siemens.

About CapSite™
CapSite™ is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm. Our mission is to help our healthcare vendor and provider clients make more informed strategic decisions. The CapSite™ database is the trusted, easy-to-use online resource, providing critical knowledge and evidence-based information on healthcare technology purchases. The CapSite database represents more than 120 healthcare technology categories and 800 vendors. CapSite™ provides detailed transparency on healthcare technology pricing, packaging and positioning.

CapSite has a strategic alliance with AHA Solutions to bring the CapSite database to the 5,000 AHA member hospitals.

When it comes to healthcare technology research, it helps to see all the details. Those details are now available with CapSite™.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report Table of Contents, visit

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