Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | PACS | July 09, 2018

The Road to Fully-Connected Healthcare

How to Turn Your Imaging Centers into Hubs for Enterprise-Wide Transformation

 Screen Shot 2018-07-09

The move toward value-based reimbursement (VBR) models is putting pressure on healthcare organizations to modernize their IT systems so they can more effectively measure and improve the quality and efficiency of their care. The long-term goal is clear. Organizations need to integrate their devices, applications, and data so that clinicians and administrators have the right information at the right time to deliver the best possible outcomes at the lowest possible cost.

Yet creating a fully-connected healthcare environment is a complex undertaking. A strategic approach is needed that provides incremental value while building the right foundation for moving forward. Focusing on data integration rather than system and application integration offers a strategy for navigating this transition more quickly. With this approach, organizations can realize many of the benefits of a fully-connected environment, while avoiding the challenges that come with integrating large numbers of devices and applications.

As organizations start down this path, enterprise imaging provides a natural hub for modernizing the flow of healthcare information. Imaging is a gateway to care for most patients, a diagnostic touchpoint for downstream clinicians, and one of the departments that is most affected by a move from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. Integrating and unifying data at this central hub can help to boost productivity at a pivotal point of the organization. It can also help to improve the overall flow of clinical information and provide greater transparency for measuring and documenting quality and efficiency.

Bottom line, it makes good sense to focus data integration efforts around enterprise imaging, an area where data integration efforts can have a substantial impact on patient care and overall profitability. This paper explores some of the challenges and opportunities involved in consolidating imaging data, integrating other data sources, and making the best use of the resulting information. It discusses how this consolidated data environment lays the foundation for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). It also offers high-level recommendations for moving forward, based on the collaborative work GE Healthcare has undertaken with Intel and with major healthcare providers around the world.

You can download the complete White Paper here.

Related Content

News | Enterprise Imaging | November 14, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will showcase new features and tools for the Exa Enterprise Imaging platform at...
Deaconess Health System Chooses Sectra as Enterprise Imaging Vendor
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 02, 2018
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise...
Carestream Spotlights Healthcare IT and Imaging Systems at RSNA 2018
News | Information Technology | October 31, 2018
Carestream announced it will be displaying several imaging and healthcare information technology (IT) offerings at the...
Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman Regional Medical Center (Alabama) is a 145-bed medical center serving more than 175,000 residents in a six-county area and recognized as one of the region’s finest medical facilities.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | October 05, 2018
When Cullman Regional Medical Center in Alabama decided to switch from 2-D
Agfa Introducing New MUSICA Workstation at RSNA 2018
News | PACS Accessories | October 04, 2018
At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-30 in Chicago, Agfa HealthCare will...
Intelerad Medical Systems Appoints New President and CEO
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced that following the retirement of Randall Oka, its board of d
Laurel Bridge Enables Healthcare Providers to Manage Image Archive Migrations and Consolidations
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 — Laurel Bridge Software announced improvements to their Exodus Migration and Consolidation Contro
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | September 07, 2018
One of the Northeast’s major teaching hospitals is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine. It has...
Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open
News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2018 U.S. Open...