Smartphones and tablets are becoming just as common in the hands of clinicians as they are in the hands of today's teenagers. Many clinicians – especially younger care providers – are using them to collect medical images and now expect to have access to all kinds of imaging data on their mobile devices.
At the same time, the use of traditional imaging modalities is spreading far beyond the auspices of radiology and cardiology departments. This increased use of imaging promises to improve patient care, however, the traditional departmental silos within hospitals and health systems have created a proliferation of content that is often neglected by enterprise IT organizations. Furthermore, the rush to fully leverage imaging brings peril – in the form of additional
Creating a comprehensive image data management program that helps your organization better access, manage and protect images can be challenging, but an enterprise-wide strategy, with a vendor neutral archive (VNA)
at its core, can address risks and compliance while improving patient care.
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for insights on how to provide the access to imaging that is needed to succeed in this era of value-based care, while ensuring that patient privacy and data security requirements are addressed.