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Double vision: an exploration of radiologists’ and general practitioners’ views on using Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)

Carlin, Leslie, Smith, Helen, Henwood, Flis, Flowers, Steve, Jones, Andrea, Prentice, Rebecca, Miles, Ken (2010) Double vision: an exploration of radiologists’ and general practitioners’ views on using Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). Health Informatics Journal, 16 (2). pp. 75-86. ISSN 1460-4582. (doi:10.1177/1460458210361935) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article explores the perspectives of two user groups, general practitioners (GPs) and consultant radiologists (CRs), on the rollout of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) within acute trusts and eventually to primary care as part of the electronic patient record. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 CRs and 31 GPs. Analysis was carried out using a grounded theory approach. Radiologists expressed positive views about the implementation of PACS in secondary care, but were wary of GPs accessing radiological images. GPs expressed concerns about the added burdens that PACS might bring to primary care, but most felt that sharing images with patients could benefit doctor-patient communication and increase patient satisfaction. This study highlights both impediments and pathways to the implementation of PACS in primary care, and illustrates the importance of regarding PACS as socially embedded and users as culturally disparate.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1460458210361935
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Kimberley Attard-Owen
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 14:58 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51415 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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