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Posted by Murray Reicher, MD FACR on 6/25/2015 8:41:10 AM

Understanding and Benchmarking Your Healthcare IT Costs
A logical paradox seems to currently apply to the understanding and management of healthcare information technology (HIT) costs: although healthcare providers face common problems, they don’t often collaborate in solving their problems in a common manner.

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Posted by Watson Health Imaging on 10/16/2014 1:04:56 PM

Integrated Clinical Image Viewing and Sharing Completes the Cycle of Care
It’s no secret—healthcare is changing dramatically right before our eyes. Physician practices are consolidating, hospitals are merging and effective image viewing and sharing are becoming more important than ever in a world where “meaningful use” of health information means more to the bottom line than many may realize. 

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Posted by Steve Tolle on 8/22/2014 11:12:33 AM

Doing Business in Today’s World: What Healthcare Can Learn from Medical Imaging
With the shift to value-based care and mounting regulatory pressures affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare organizations are looking for best practices to help them navigate today’s ever-changing environment. They don’t need to look far: medical imaging providers can offer their colleagues in the rest of healthcare a cogent picture of successful strategies.

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Posted by Bob Schallhorn on 7/7/2014 9:08:34 AM

Three Critical Components of a Hearty Cardiology Imaging Strategy
I recently had the privilege of contributing to an article on HIMSSwire regarding seven important issues that healthcare organization leaders must take into account as they strive to obtain the right cardiac imaging technologies and develop effective cardiology imaging strategies. 

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Posted by Julie Pekarek on 6/3/2014 12:10:39 PM

Proving Value: Keys to Medical Imaging Success for the Coming Era of Value-based Healthcare
Like their colleagues in other specialties, many radiologists still practice in a time when success depends largely on the volume of treatments and tests they can render. But the day is coming, in the not-too-distant future, when they can expect their livelihood to hinge more heavily on the value they bring to the table. Radiologists and their assorted specialties and sub-specialties, without question, have enormous potential to provide significant contributions in the value-based model of healthcare for multiple reasons. 

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Posted by Pete Nanos on 5/1/2014 10:51:01 AM

Tips for Devising and Implementing an Advanced Interoperability Strategy - Part 1
Contending with the increasingly challenging healthcare delivery climate, providers of all kinds, including medical imaging practices, have been leveraging electronic health records (EHR) and enterprise-wide imaging strategies to help improve interoperability within their own systems, for quite some time. But, many of these providers are beginning to realize that now is the ideal time to begin leveraging advanced interoperability (AI) strategies to connect with referring physicians and institutions, networks and systems outside their own four walls.

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Posted by Bob Schallhorn on 4/2/2014 8:30:22 AM

Cardiology Goes to Washington
Given that the American College of Cardiology Conference (ACC.14) just wrapped up in Washington, D.C. on Monday, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on how the measures of a successful cardiology practice and department have changed for the 21st century.

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Posted by Steve Tolle on 3/27/2014 12:27:55 PM

From Volume to Value: Strengthening the Imaging Value Chain
In a recent article from Journal of the American College of Radiology, a variety of authors make the argument that radiologists can and must assume a leadership role in shaping the U.S. healthcare system. They discuss that, as healthcare organizations turn their attention away from providers and volume to focus more on patients and value, radiology practices that “align their priorities accordingly will more likely achieve success” in this new healthcare environment. Enterprise-wide imaging strategies and interoperability can be a huge factor in the long-term success of a healthcare organization. But let’s consider a few of the other key points within the article… 

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Posted by Bill Klaver on 2/13/2014 1:37:16 PM

The Keys to Managing Data Standards and Image Interoperability
Many of us in healthcare find ourselves at an interesting crossroads…We know we need to bring a higher level of interoperability to our medical imaging processes, but we also know – or are at least beginning to realize – that it will take time, effort and money to do the job right and to do it well. 

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