Dalai’s Laws of PACS

I. PACS IS the Radiology Department.

II. PACS exists to improve patient care. Its users are the radiologists and radiologic technologists. The entire goal of the PACS team is to optimize PACS function for its users.

III. Once PACS, never back.

IV. Workflow is inversely proportional to the number of buttons on the PACS desktop.

V. PACS should not get in your way.

VI. Speech recognition will be feasible when the CEO, the CFO, and the CIO use it for their correspondence.

VII. The degree of understanding of radiologist workflow is inversely proportional to the size of the PACS company.

VIII. An average PACS consultant will take 6 months to tell you what you already know.

IX. PACS should be the shared responsibility of the Radiology and IT Departments.

X. The time of delivery of a patch for a malfunction is directly proportional to the square of the severity of the problem.

XI. A true PACS Guru is worth his/her weight in gold.

XII. The PACS needs to be operable by the least technically-savvy radiologist on staff.

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3 responses to “Dalai’s Laws of PACS

  1. Rule XI – A true PACS Guru is worth his/her weight in goldThat’s really saying a lot considering the weight of your PACS Guru!

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