Deconstructed RIS-PACS Imaging Modalities Gain Traction in Southeast Asia, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The healthcare industry is looking for solutions that will boost efficiency, address workflow challenges and deliver on promised investment returns

Dec 17, 2015, 01:20 ET from Frost & Sullivan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia-Pacific is proving a fertile market for radiology information systems-picture archiving and communication systems (RIS-PACS) as imaging has begun to play a more significant role in both therapy and diagnostics. The healthcare industry's imminent migration from conventional imaging solutions to second or third generation imaging IT has compelled RIS-PACS vendors to develop advanced systems that will strengthen efficiency and address workflow challenges.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, End-User Perspectives on the SEA RIS-PACS Market (, finds that the market earned revenues of US$112.0 million in 2014 and estimates this to reach US$160.7 million in 2019. Indonesia is expected to emerge the fastest growing market owing to the rising demand for and investment in healthcare services.

"Healthcare providers have increased the adoption of advanced imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging," said Frost & Sullivan Transformational Health Industry Manager Natasha Gulati. "Further, they are exploring new revenue streams such as medical tourism and teleradiology, all of which will augment the volume and complexity of imaging data and necessitate sophisticated imaging IT."

While healthcare organisations acknowledge the benefits that RIS-PACS brings to the table, they also have misgivings regarding the challenges surrounding integration and interoperability across departments and modalities. Even the most IT-savvy facilities in Southeast Asia continue to struggle with data silos that create workflow inefficiencies by curtailing the optimum use of data.

The need of the hour is a flexible solution that can evolve in line with technology advancements as well as healthcare providers' organisational growth. This requirement is making them recognise the importance of deploying a deconstructed PACS model.

"Feeling the pulse of the market, visionary vendors have begun to communicate the structure and benefits of deconstructed PACS," stated Gulati. "This modular approach to imaging IT has already been introduced in the United States and Europe, and is expected to debut in Southeast Asia over the next five years."

The implementation of these interoperable solutions that are vendor-, modality- and department-agnostic will lay the foundation for an enterprise-wide approach to imaging data and revolutionise the RICS-PACS market in Southeast Asia.

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End-User Perspectives on the SEA RIS-PACS Market

Donna Jeremiah
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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Carrie Low
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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Melissa Tan
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