Regional Imaging Network Success Through Growth and Collaboration

Jay W. Patti, MD, Chief Radiology Informatics Officer  with Mecklenberg Radiology Associates talks about success with McKesson Radiology

Jay W. Patti, MD, Chief Radiology Informatics Officer with Mecklenburg Radiology Associates

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Claudette Lew on Health IT Executive Forum and is republished here with permission.

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates (MRA) is a key imaging services provider for Novant Health, a multi-state hospital system which primarily serves the mid-Atlantic region. Based in Charlotte, NC, MRA is a main provider of regional imaging services to healthcare consumers in the greater Charlotte region. Jay W. Patti, MD, a radiologist and Chief Radiology Informatics Officer with MRA since 2008, offers his perspective on forming a successful regional imaging strategy and servicing one of the largest hospital systems in the country. From growing and streamlining operations within the group to successfully collaborating with other radiology groups, MRA provides a great example of regional imaging best practices that can be shared across the industry.

 

Are You Gaining Optimal Benefit From Your Healthcare IT System?

Discover how you can gain optimal healthcare IT system benefits.

 

“Optimization is an act, process, or methodology of making something (as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible.”

Einstein never said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Why, because Einstein was smart and knew this could only be true if we lived in an unchanging environment with unchanging conditions. But the reality is the only thing constant is change.

Have you ever gone to a doctor for a checkup? Why?

 

Proving Value: What CMMI Level 5 Means for Imaging Software

Use CMMI Level 5 to achieve high-performance operations.

When it comes to software development, CMMI Level 5 is the gold standard, taking at least five years to achieve and involving the highest possible performance. Developed by the CMMI Institute, the Capability Maturity Model Integration is a process improvement framework that helps organizations achieve high-performance operations.

Development teams that have achieved CMMI Level 5 are capable of reliably and sustainably creating incredibly robust applications that meet or exceed project goals.

 

Q & A with Erkan Akyuz, President of McKesson Technology Solutions’ Imaging & Workflow Solutions

Erkan Akyuz Q&A

Editor’s Note: In May 2014, Erkan Akyuz joined McKesson Technology Solutions as president of Imaging and Workflow Solutions (IWS). In his role as president, Akyuz interacts with customers on a daily basis and provides new opportunities for customers to learn about enterprise medical imaging technologies and achieve their healthcare IT objectives.

This article was originally published by Claudette Lew on Health IT Executive Forum and is republished here with permission.

 

 

  1. You began your journey in health IT at Mitra in Waterloo, Canada. How will your technical and engineering background influence your leadership of McKesson’s Imaging & Workflow Solutions?
 

3 Reasons Radiologists Can’t Ignore Twitter Any Longer

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Radiologists are being called upon to take a more visible, active role in healthcare. From speaking more frequently with patients to following the Imaging 3.0 initiative, radiologists are calling attention to the work they do and its value to patients.

One way for radiologists to increase their visibility and communicate value is by utilizing social media, with Twitter as a top platform. Twitter has more than 645 million users, with 58 million tweets generated each day. Radiologists can use Twitter to follow medical imaging literature, connect with patients and interact with some of the world’s top radiologists.

 

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