Future of Diagnostic Imaging

Future of Diagnostic Imaging

In the ever-changing landscape of diagnostic imaging, your healthcare organization must stay up-to-date on industry news, insights and predictions to succeed. From a variety of Change Healthcare thought leaders and guest authors, this section provides you with insight into financial and operational improvement opportunities that you may be able to take advantage of in your diagnostic imaging department. Learn about transitioning to value-based care, applying evidence-based prediction modeling to cardiac procedures and more

Search the blogs below to explore the latest industry trends and discover what opportunities lie ahead for your organization in the future of diagnostic imaging.

Enterprise Imaging Inspirations: How to Explore, Invent and Transform Diagnostic Imaging [eBook]

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It’s an exciting time to be in radiology. Advances in enterprise imaging, artificial intelligence, data and analytics have the potential to transform patient care. With the right infrastructure, imaging scans and datasets can be accessed on any device at any time. In addition, health systems face the ongoing challenge of finding greater efficiencies while delivering top-quality care, as reimbursements decline and costs rise.

Let’s take this opportunity to look at how all of these factors are transforming our profession and what it takes to thrive in this rapidly evolving environment. To help guide hospitals, radiologists, and health IT leaders, Change Healthcare is proud to announce our latest interactive eBook: Enterprise Imaging Inspirations: How to Explore, Invent and Transform Diagnostic Imaging.


Unlocking Efficiency Gains Through Cross-Site Reporting of Diagnostic Imaging in the UK

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Diagnostic imaging team reviewing results on a tabletCurious about the health system in the UK? David Howard of Change Healthcare, argues that cross-site reporting is key to unlocking transformation within the NHS, but warns this is dependent upon the right technological infrastructure. This article was originally posted to the Building Better Healthcare website and is reprinted here with permission.

Sustainable NHS transformation will depend on unlocking quality and efficiency gains through the cross-site reporting of diagnostic imaging.

The cross-site reporting of diagnostic images, through which organisations can share resources and maximise capacity, is contingent upon developing the right technological infrastructure to support collaboration


Let Enterprise Imaging Tell the Whole Patient Story

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Radiologist reviewing a brain scanEvery picture tells a story. That may be true. But when it comes to diagnostic imaging, one picture tells one aspect of the story. Radiologists and radiology departments need enterprise imaging to get the entire story. And only by getting the whole story can they create more value for clinicians, patients, and payers.

As radiologists attend educational sessions and keynote speeches and walk the massive exhibit halls at RSNA 2017, they will be hearing a lot about enterprise imaging. The concept is simple, but putting it together and making it work is a little more complex, albeit worth the effort.


Five Secrets of Effective Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Programs

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Healthcare IT team assessing BCDR programsHealthcare providers don’t have to look far or long to know their threat landscape is escalating. Natural disasters like the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, mass casualty situations like the shooting in Las Vegas or the bombing in Boston, and data breaches like those that hit Equifax and Yahoo are daily reminders of the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) capabilities.


Why Embracing Transparency is the Secret to Transformation in Enterprise Imaging

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Healthcare transformation is at the top of the agenda for all industry stakeholders. But the magnitude of this change varies from stakeholder to stakeholder. For many radiologists, radiology practices and radiology departments, transformation means a complete overhaul of how they’ve done things in the past, with that overhaul being driven by the power of transparency.

Consider three of the forces behind the push for healthcare transformation:

1. The transition from fee-for-service medicine to value-based reimbursement. This transition was occurring naturally until 2015, when Congress pushed the pedal by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA formed the Quality Payment Program that’s causing a seismic shift in the way Medicare—and, subsequently, private payers—will reimburse physicians.


Six Ways to Improve Radiology Practice and Hospital Alignment

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Imaging clinicians working in a hospital settingFinding ways to strengthen physician-hospital alignment has never been more important as imaging services become increasingly commoditized and competition more intense. Radiology groups that remain complacent about ties with their hospital partners run the risk of being replaced. That’s why it is vital to regularly assess the health of the hospital-practice connection and constantly look for ways to improve it.


Health Leadership & Data Management Roundup: Transforming Healthcare

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Modern healthcare is increasingly data-driven — each patient generates a mountain of data, as does each service provider and the organization as a whole. Making sense of that data and using it productively will be a major success factor in the continuing evolution of health systems.

Health leaders will be increasingly tasked to use data to guide their organizations to a more collaborative, more communicative, more patient-driven model. This month’s roundup focuses on the central challenges and opportunities health leaders face as they strategically shape the future of healthcare.

 1. Just 3% of Emergency Room Visits May Be Truly Avoidable, Study Suggests


Clinical Context: The Missing Piece of Healthcare Interoperability

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Healthcare interoperability is commonly perceived as a technical challenge.

And the technical components of interoperability are important. In healthcare, there is a diverse array of solutions that need to be linked in order to ensure that data captured on one system can be read on another, and legacy systems can be integrated into the new model.

But even with wise investments in the right technology, there remains one crucial piece of interoperability that is frequently overlooked: Clinical context. In our latest white paper, Interoperability As a Business Challenge: How Context Has Equaled Technology in Importance, we asked a panel of experts to shed light on the role context must play in a successful interoperability initiative.


3 Thoughts on Making Strategic Medical Imaging IT Investments

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Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on Becker’s Hospital Review website and is reprinted here with permission.

During a panel discussion Sept. 22 at Becker’s Hospital Review 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago, participants discussed key components of strategic imaging IT investments.

Panelists included:

  • Mark Geller, MD, president and CEO, Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital
  • Pamela Banchy, RN-BC, CIO/vice president, clinical informatics, Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
  • Scott Galbari, vice president, strategic portfolio management, imaging workflow and care solutions, Change Healthcare

Here are three takeaways from their discussion.


Four Factors Driving the Push for Interoperability in Healthcare

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The future of healthcare relies on increased communication and collaboration. The ability to share data among providers, between health systems, and with patients has the potential to enable more accurate diagnoses, higher quality of care, and drive value-based initiatives.

To reach this bright future, health systems are increasingly investing in interoperability. The data already exists, and technology to capture it is in place — the remaining challenge is to make data freely available across the entire enterprise.