Forecasting the Enterprise Imaging Platform of the Future

NYU Winthrop Hospital reviews four drivers that will impact your  imaging strategy

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Enrico “Rick” Perez, NYU Winthrop Hospital

From presidential elections to wearable devices, there are multiple forces shaping healthcare. As administrative director at NYU Winthrop Hospital, it’s my job to make sure that our enterprise imaging platform can evolve with the changes.

MACRA, of course, will bring considerable change.  That topic alone is worthy of its own blog. For now, I will focus on four other key drivers that are shaping our enterprise imaging strategy for the future:

  • Impact of switching from fee-for-service to value-based care
  • Increased clinical collaboration
  • Patient engagement
  • Increased interactivity and interoperability

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UI Health Care’s Enterprise Imaging Roadmap

Image enabling the EHR to create a more holistic patient health record

Maia Hightower, University of Iowa Healthcare

At University of Iowa Health Care, we believe that clinical images should be as accessible to our doctors, referring physicians, and our patients as their clinical documentation and lab reports. This important milestone is the next stop on our enterprise imaging roadmap.

UI Health Care (UIHC) has consistently been a leader in interoperability with a goal of sharing information with patients and clinicians. For seven consecutive years, we earned the “Most Wired Hospitals” designation from Hospitals and Health Networks magazine for being among the top 100 hospitals in the country that are making the most progress in the adoption of health IT. We have also been a HIMSS Stage 7 hospital for inpatient and ambulatory since 2010.doctor working on ipad

Our success with electronic image sharing is due to several essential factors: strong leadership and defined governance; a close collaboration among radiology engineering, radiology leadership, clinicians, and information technology; and a close relationship with vendors like Carestream Health that provide the innovative technology that enables image sharing. Continue reading