I seem to have a lot of contacts in the PACS business, so many that they keep turning up in unexpected places. I received a note yesterday from a friend at eRad to let me know that the Greenville, SC-based RIS/PACS company had just been bought out by outpatient imaging provider RadNet. About 5 minutes later, I received a phone call from Ranjan Jayanathan, RadNet's CIO to tell me the same thing. I met Ranjan a few years back, when he still worked for Dynamic Imaging (and there still was a Dynamic Imaging). He walked me through one of the best product demonstrations I have ever experienced. (I wonder if that particular product will ever be seen again, eh, Ranjan?)
I've got an appointment with Mr. Jayanathan next week to discuss this acquisition further, as I think the story is newsworthy for my illustrious readers. Stay tuned!