Enterprise Imaging Blog

Posted by Watson Health Imaging on 2/2/2018 11:01:44 AM

Watson Health Continues Winning Streak with 2018 KLAS Awards
Watson Health is proud to announce that the 2018 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report has named Merge Cardio™ and iConnect® Enterprise Archive Best in KLAS for the cardiology and VNA/image archive categories, respectively. In addition, Merge Hemo™ has been named the KLAS Category Leader in cardiology hemodynamics. This marks the seventh consecutive win for Merge Hemo, fifth consecutive win for Merge Cardio, and third consecutive win for iConnect Enterprise Archive.
 

READ MORE



Posted by John Hansen on 1/31/2018 3:09:50 PM

VNA as the Foundation for Enterprise Imaging, Image Sharing, and Collaboration
This is the conclusion of a 4-part blog series covering the value of a vendor neutral archive (VNA). In case you missed the first three parts of the series, read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 here.
 
Enterprise imaging and encounters-based imaging bring imaging workflows into any service line which generates any form of images, multimedia, or ‘unstructured content’ as a byproduct of the care process.
 

READ MORE



Posted by Kathleen Schroeder on 1/10/2018 2:20:39 PM

The Role of Imaging in Patient Satisfaction: Where Are We Today?
Imagine this scenario: At 2 a.m., a community hospital receives a patient with a head injury related to a motor vehicle accident. The hospital performs a CT scan on the patient, but does not have a neuroradiologist available and needs specialty advice. Following the potential patient transfer protocol, the ED physician at the community hospital places a call to a tertiary care facility’s patient transport center and reaches a transport nurse.

READ MORE



Posted by Watson Health Imaging on 12/19/2017 9:16:24 AM

Minding the Gap: Enabling Collaboration to Improve Patient Care
Collaboration is a key driver of positive change in healthcare. When data and images flow smoothly across departments and specialties, it creates a more holistic view of the patient’s condition. However, collaboration isn’t always easy. Legacy systems and department-specific tools generate data that is hard for others to access, expensive to store and retrieve, and frequently force care providers to find workarounds.
 

READ MORE



Posted by Kathleen Schroeder on 12/6/2017 2:15:10 PM

6 Ways a VNA Can Reduce Imaging Costs
Medical imaging is one of the most costly components of patient care. Data from the American College of Radiology indicates that diagnostic imaging accounts for 10 percent ($100 billion) of total annual healthcare costs¹. At least part of these staggering costs can be attributed to the fact that so many exams simply shouldn’t have to happen. In fact, researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, have estimated that a significant amount of studies—nearly 9 percent—are unnecessary or redundant².
 

READ MORE



View All Blog Posts >> << back to blog home

Enterprise Imaging Blog

Our blog covers topics related to medical images, including how to safely and securely archive, manage and share these important pieces of medical information. We also discuss issues related to imaging, such as industry trends, government regulation, reimbursement changes and much more.

Subscribe Via Email

Follow Merge

Search the Blog

© 2018 IBM Watson Health. All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms | Email Signup | Sitemap