Apr 27

The Future of Medical Image Management- Thought Leaders from Mayo Clinic and Stanford Children’s Health Share Their Perspectives

“You can’t plug in pipes across a hospital network,” said Dr. Jeremy Friese, Interventional Radiologist, Mayo Clinic. Raise your hand if you agree! There is no easy fix to increasing interoperability across disparate systems. Frustrations with medical image management were discussed on a thought leadership panel with Dr. Jeremy Friese, as quoted previously, and Dr. Safwan Halabi, Medical Director Radiology Informatics, Stanford Childrens' Health. 

Throughout the interactive panel, several polls were taken, revealing similar frustration and pain points among providers. Read on to learn more, or watch the complete discussion on-demand.

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Apr 21

Spending Too Much Time on Administration?

Do you spend hours wasted on administration? Are you trying to eliminate the use of CDs and seamlessly share imaging data across several facilities? These are the growing pains often shared by organizations expanding their network both locally and internationally.

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Apr 18

Shopping Around for Patient Imaging Services

Did you do some spring shopping this weekend? What did you buy - groceries, clothes, gifts for spring weddings and graduations, and medical imaging services? Excuse me? You heard that right - more than ever, patients are doing a bit of shopping around when it comes to patient imaging services.

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Apr 11

Improving Access to Care in Rural Regions

Those of us that live in major cities often forget that access to some of the best hospitals in the world is a privilege rather than a right. Imagine having to travel hours to seek anything from a primary care appointment, to a specialized procedure, or to receive a second opinion on a complex case. That is the reality for many living in rural communities throughout the United States. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 survey, 80% of adults visited their local emergency room only due to lack of access to a primary care provider.

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Mar 29

Diagnosed with Silo Syndrome? A Cloud Based Treatment Guide

In a healthcare organization suffering from silo syndrome, each medical imaging system interacts primarily within that “silo” and can not communicate with other information systems.The term “silo” is a metaphor that suggests a similarity between grain silos that separate and store different types of grain and the segregated parts of an image management strategy. Check out our light hearted "symptom guide" and new eBook on the topic below!

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Mar 10

#DrHIT: Embracing Healthcare Information Technology in the Information Age

Today, we find ourselves in the midst of the Information Age. If you’re paying for your morning coffee with your cellphone or Skyping with a friend on another continent, you are contributing to a digital revolution that shows no sign of slowing down. Emerging technologies fundamentally shape our everyday lives, and this has proven no less true in healthcare. From patient care to file management, healthcare information technology (HIT) has revolutionized the medical industry over the past two decades by helping doctors provide better, more accessible healthcare.

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Mar 02

#PutData2Work

Backwards as it may be, supercomputers in healthcare are starting with death.  At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, there is an on-site supercomputer which takes information from 250,000 patients over the past 30 years.  The machine takes vitals of each patient every three minutes and can track trends and abnormalities.  It also has the ability to predict a patient’s chance of death in the next 30 days with a 96% accuracy rate according to Dr. Horng, the team leader for research and development of the computer.  Despite this grim use-case, patients should be optimistic.  

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Feb 23

How Millennials Are Impacting Healthcare IT

Stay tuned for a series of blog posts this week and next filled with #HIMSS16 Hashtags. We'll be covering several HealthIT topics and would love for you to join in on the conversation! 

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Feb 12

A Love Story: The Cloud & Medical Imaging

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a few fun facts about the least cloudy relationship we know – cloud technology & medical imaging.  Read the 5 reasons why this power couple joining together is much bigger news than Kim & Kayne.

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Jan 26

Shrinking Barriers to Patient Centered Care

As technology remains at the forefront of prominent healthcare trends, growing mHealth Solutions and global telemedicine markets have reified the predictions of many who previously envisioned the healthcare industry’s tech driven evolution. 

In 2015, we witnessed healthcare organizations continue to integrate the use of connected devices, apps, and remote consultation services alongside shifting patient-care models. This enabled patients to seek access to care from anywhere at anytime. One the patient side, the growth of mHealth app usage has provided evidence towards patients’ willingness to adopt these new technologies being offered by providers. 

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