Less than a decade ago, the majority of imaging data in a health system came from dedicated imaging departments. Now, the widespread availability of digital photography means more departments are generating patient data. Many of these departments use their own proprietary systems for data storage and retrieval, which can mean headaches for intradepartmental communication.
Health systems need to invest in true interoperability to create their enterprise imaging solutions. It takes time and resources to create a seamless system, but the benefits can far outweigh the initial setup costs.
For our latest eBook, Beyond Imaging: Key Components for a Holistic Enterprise Imaging Strategy, we asked health IT and imaging experts to explain the benefits of interoperability to health systems, physicians and patients. This infographic captures highlights from their responses:
More interoperable, vendor-neutral systems have the potential to cut costs, improve communication, and ultimately positively affect patient outcomes. All these benefits and more make it well worth moving beyond imaging to an enterprise imaging solution.
Learn more about the key components of enterprise imaging: Download Beyond Imaging: Key Components for a Holistic Enterprise Imaging Strategy.