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From tracking tumor response to new treatment programs to developing statistical models for a population’s health characteristics and risk profiles, data curation on the scale achieved by the NIH not only requires the collection of vast amounts of scattered information for analysis, but also mechanisms to transform and normalize incoming data to create well-defined and comparable datasets.Read More
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In the News
Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes, Jef Williams and co-author Larry Sitka discuss the shift from human to machine-centric data utilization and the growing need for data-driven workflow innovation.
Live from RSNA 2018, Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey asks Jef Williams about the top trends that emerged at RSNA 2018 - optimization, augmentation, and sub-specialization.
DAIC Feature "It Takes Two to Tango — A Common Sense Approach to CVIS Initiatives", Val Kapitula discusses the evolving state of the CVIS market, and how both vendor and provider organizations need to work collaboratively to push innovation forward.
"CITI Healthcare Partners With Paragon Consulting Partners to Expand Enterprise EHR Deployments, Data Warehousing and Analytics in the Western United States", to provide the tools, services, and expertise required to manage end-to-end Enterprise EHR transitions including data curation and modelling, KPI design and analytics, and workflow optimization.
Becker's Patient Engagement Channel
"Patients are losing their patience: 7 ways healthcare consumers are demanding more", Barbara Smith discusses the emerging driver of consumerism in healthcare and presents actionable steps that can help healthcare providers remain competitive in this changing landscape.
"4 Ways Consumerism Will Affect Women's Health Practices", Barbara Smith and Jef Williams discuss the evolving expectations of women as healthcare consumers, and how providers can leverage technology to adapt.
"Hiring the Right Enterprise Imaging Consultant the First Time", Trent Conwell, IT Director at Sentara Healthcare, discusses his '7 States of Purchasing an Enterprise Imaging Platform' and how PCP Imaging provided valuable insight and guidance to the process.
"PACS and the Road to Reconstruction", Jef Williams and co-author Dave Whitney discuss the history of PACS, the evolution that led to its deconstruction, and its re-emergence as a more innovative and full-featured 'reconstruction'.
Becker's Health IT & CIO Report
"How Secure is Your Healthcare IT? 7 Steps to Protect Against Vulnerabilities", Laurie Lafleur discusses top security concerns for healthcare executives and provides 7 steps to minimize risk.
"How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada", In an overburdened system both providers and patients suffer. Laurie Lafleur discusses the challenges within Canada's healthcare system, and how health IT innovation can help.
"Collaboration Enables Shift to Evidence-Based Decision Making and Patient-Focused Practice Improvement", PCP Imaging announces the results of a collaboration with Wake Radiology and Vital Images to design an evidence-driven continuous improvement program.
"Warming up to the cloud: Storage needs outweighing security fears", Val Kapitula comments on the topic of security in cloud-based cardiovascular and imaging information systems.
"PACS Replacement and Optimization Strategies", an in-depth discussion by Jef Williams about the key success criteria for designing a solution that will improve existing imaging data workflows, as well as facilitate achievement of your evolving enterprise imaging objectives.
"Enterprise Imaging Experts, Trusted Partners", the Paragon team discusses common challenges faced by organizations embarking on Enterprise Imaging projects, and how an expert partner can help ensure success and maximize value.
"Are You Ready for a Radiologist Shortage?", Laurie Lafleur discusses how technologies such as blockchain and AI can help mitigate this concerning trend.
Live from HIMSS 2018, Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey talks with Jef Williams about the rapid growth of HIMSS, and the challenges of integrating radiology data into the EMR.
Jef's latest whitepaper on the impact of Cross-Enterprise Imaging... "The integration of patient records into an EMR has served to provide physicians and practitioners a single source for patient information including history, allergies, prescriptions, and progress notes. What remains disparate and fragmented is the storage of the images associated with these records..."
"Use Cases As A Prism for Seeing Ourselves", a discussion by Jef Williams on the best practices for enterprise imaging strategy.
ITN News "The State of Imaging 2016", Jef's pre-RSNA article, which captures key Enterprise Imaging developments in 2016.
ITN White Paper "Workflow Gaps in Enterprise Imaging", Val's latest White Paper focusing on Enterprise Imaging workflow challenges.
ITN News "The 6 Tenets of Enterprise Imaging", a live interview with Jef Williams on the essential elements of building an Enterprise Imaging strategy.
DAIC News "5 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a CVIS" by Val Kapitula. A shopping guide for enterprise CVIS.
Aunt Minnie "5 steps to Improving Your Imaging Strategy". A new and better way to achieve your technology outcomes by Jef Williams.
Diagnostic Imaging "Tips for a Successful Enterprise imaging Iniative". Summary article and video interview with Jef Williams.
Aunt Minnie "Reversing for Success - Universal Viewers and VNAs", by Jef Williams. Perhaps ahead of its time, our early idea of implementing universal viewers early in your Enterprise Imaging Model (before the VNA!) is still quite relevant, and has been proven by a number of leading organizations.
ITN News "Share-ability Starts Before the Image is Captured" by Brandon Taggart. Asking WHY before asking HOW is critical.
ITN News "An Ounce of Strategy is Worth a Pound of Remediation". Jef's introductory articles to the VNA comparison chart for 2016.
DAIC News "The Path to Vendor Neutral Archiving" by Rupinder Colby. A downloadable white paper with invaluable tips and lessons on what is needed to create a VNA archiving system.