At the close of the CMIO Leadership Forum: Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Medicine, we invited five luminaries to build on the abundant discussions and dive deeper into the quality of the evidence in medicine, the lack of evidence in many cases, the struggle to engage physicians and patients, and strategies for integrating evidence-based medicine (EBM) into clinical practice. Will the adoption of EBM reach 90 percent by 2020? Should evidence-based medicine be expanded to evidence-based healthcare? Will we see the rise of EBM as a medical specialty? Read on to find out.
Radiology departments have been seeking ways to work better-managing images from multiple PACS and multiple departments and seeking to increase radiologists' reading efficiency by delivering more information to their workstation. In a world of disparate PACS and multi-ology images, the notion of a universal workstation to deliver patient results efficiently is both a necessity and now - a reality.
In the quest to drive improved quality, the radiology department at the Oregon Health & Science University has embraced Agfa HealthCare IMPAX Business Intelligence to facilitate smart clinical and business decision-making and knowledge-building. The system provides historical, current, and predictive views of radiology operations in the form of real-time dashboards, management reports and ad-hoc queries - all in a single browser window.
As healthcare reform and big data in medical imaging converge, strategies to facilitate image exchange, mobile access and patient empowerment are essential to improve the quality of patient care. Learn how cloud services can enable improved levels of service, reduce total cost of ownership to redirect capital to other patient-care initiatives and unlock new financial models for growth.