Radiology and cardiology departments are in the midst of a cultural shift as health systems transition to value-based care. Specifically, radiology leaders are calling for radiologists to actively move out of their reading rooms and take on tasks that prove their value. For example, screening exams for appropriateness and becoming part of multidisciplinary teams demonstrate worth. But how can radiologists and cardiologists take on extra tasks when they’re already strapped for time?
Here are five problems that diagnostic imaging workflow solutions help solve, supporting clinicians’ ability to work more efficiently.
Problem 1: Complexity of integrated care
Editor’s Note: This article by Kayt Suke was originally published by Healthcare Informatics and is reprinted here with permission.
As larger healthcare systems continue to grow, often merging with smaller regional and rural hospitals, information technology (IT) leaders are pressed to find innovative ways to deal with interoperability and data sharing across the enterprise. UnityPoint Health, a multi-campus health system in Iowa, needed to integrate a variety of radiologic and medical imaging systems across their rapidly expanding community.
In an era of healthcare reform, more health systems are consolidating. By doing so, many aim to reduce cost of ownership, increase negotiating clout with suppliers and improve standardization of care. However, consolidation can lead to a disjointed culture when disparate facilities attempt to move under one umbrella organization.
In order to thrive in a time of change, healthcare leaders need to foster a positive, unified healthcare culture. Here are three ways that executives can promote a cohesive healthcare culture within their organizations.
Place Strong Leaders on the Front Lines
Today’s hospitals and physicians must deliver high-quality care while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. In order to deliver care in this manner, relevant clinical data must be accessible in real-time and managed efficiently. As healthcare leaders rise to meet the challenges within the changing healthcare landscape, technology must evolve in order to help providers face new challenges.
In this interview, Erkan Akyuz, President of McKesson Imaging and Workflow Solutions (IWS), shares insights into the challenges that face provider organizations in 2015 and how technology solutions offer increasingly valuable resolutions to these challenges.
What would you list as the top challenges facing leading provider organizations?
The Value of Data: How interoperability, data sharing and value-based care are shaping diagnostic imaging in healthcare
Editor’s Note: This article recently ran in Executive Insight magazine and is reprinted here with permission.
Healthcare is in the midst of a shift – a shift toward interoperability, data sharing and value-based care. For McKesson’s Imaging & Workflow Solutions (IWS) business, these components are part of the company’s framework.
Since its inception in 1833, McKesson has played a pivotal role in the nation’s healthcare landscape. And with their enterprise diagnostic imaging solution sets, McKesson has expanded its role to become a leader in diagnostic imaging for radiology and cardiology with one-fourth of U.S. hospitals using their imaging software and services. McKesson IWS understands the needs of healthcare leaders, in particular chief information officers (CIOs) who are responsible for data gathering and effective data exchange.