Enterprise Imaging

Enterprise imaging brings together all imaging exams, patient data and reports from across a healthcare system into one location to aid efficiency and economy of scale for data storage. This enables immediate access to images and reports any clinical user of the electronic medical record (EMR) across a healthcare system, regardless of location. Enterprise imaging (EI) systems replace the former system of using a variety of disparate, siloed picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), and a variety of separate, dedicated workstations and logins to view or post-process different imaging modalities. Often these siloed systems cannot interoperate and cannot easily be connected. Web-based EI systems are becoming the standard across most healthcare systems to incorporate not only radiology, but also cardiology (CVIS), pathology and dozens of other departments to centralize all patient data into one cloud-based data storage and data management system.

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Change Healthcare cyberattack having an ‘alarming’ impact on physician practices, advocates warn HHS

Since the issue arose on Feb. 21, providers in radiology and other specialties have experienced “substantial” billing and cash flow disruptions, MGMA reported Wednesday. 

February 29, 2024
overnight night shift attending radiologist burnout. A new policy statement from the American College of Cardiology highlights the importance of career flexibility—including the ability to change hours or work responsibilities when necessary—for cardiologists of all ages. 

Radiology residents face an average of 46 interruptions during 1 night shift

“Protocol requests” are the most common type of disturbance, University of Iowa researchers detailed in JACR

February 21, 2024

Facility diverts stroke and trauma patients amid cyberattack on large radiology practice

Hackers have reportedly hit Minnesota-based Consulting Radiologists Ltd., temporarily knocking out the organization’s phone lines. 

February 16, 2024
Healthcare M&A, mergers and acquisitions business deal.

Radiology AI developer Deepc acquires Osimis image management platform

The integration brings artificial intelligence to an image management service used for patient care and clinical trials.

February 15, 2024
Gold Medal award winner. KLAS Research released its 2024 list of the best radiology vendors on Wednesday, with Sweden-based vendor Sectra again leading the picture archiving and communication system category. Others topping the list in imaging include Agfa, Fujifilm, Nuance and 3M.

Sectra 'Best in KLAS' among PACS vendors; Agfa, 3M, Fujifilm and Nuance also make imaging list

The report recognizes software and service companies “who excel in helping healthcare professionals improve patient care.” 

February 7, 2024
Sectra's packed booth at RSNA 2023. Sectra again won the Best in KLAS 2024 awards as the best vendor to work with for for both large and small sized radiology PACS.

Best in KLAS 2024 rankings released, showcasing medical imaging IT systems

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software they use in the annual KLAS Research 2024 Best in KLAS report.

February 7, 2024
Kyle Souligne, director, enterprise imaging radiology, Agfa Healthcare, discusses technologies like workflow orchestration, AI and cloud that can be used to optimize radiologist’s processes and create efficiency, so they work smarter, not harder. These technologies are playing an increasing role to address the shortage of radiologists.

Optimizing reading efficiency to address radiologist shortages

Agfa Healthcare's Kyle Souligne discusses technologies that can optimize physicians' efficiency to help practices do more with less. 

February 5, 2024
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Radiology AI marketplace CARPL raises $6M in seed funding

Software investor Stellaris Venture Partners led the funding round, with additional contributions from UnitedHealth Group, Bain & Co. and LeapFrog Investments.   

February 2, 2024

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Peninsula Imaging told Mary Raver in 2014 that a cancerous growth was benign. She now has 18 months to live.

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance applauded two new CPT Category III codes for myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR) assessments.

The newly approved device is much smaller than previous offerings, helping operators capture 3D images during structural heart evaluations. 

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