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Medical Photography in Enterprise Imaging, Enterprise Imaging is rapidly expanding to include medical photography at the point-of-care. Jef Williams discusses they key considerations for integrating this important data into the patient record.
Successful Initiatives Have These 3 Things, Jef Williams discusses how leadership, engagement, and culture can make the difference between a smooth and successful Enterprise Imaging implementations, and one that is fraught with challenges and stress.
Addressing the Great Resignation, Jef Williams discusses the forces influencing large-scale career changes and what extraordinary organizations can do to strike a healthy work-life balance and help employees find fulfillment in their roles.
Finding Ourselves while Finding Solutions, Jef Williams discusses the value of introspection during a vendor selection process to drive creative and impactful change.
Adopting Cloud - A Path Forward, Jef Williams discusses the potential for cloud applications to support performant, scalable, and cost effective medical imaging workflow.
Who is Adapting to Whom?, Imaging 3.0 has shifted from vendor-centric solutions to new technologies that empower radiologists to do their best work. Jef Williams discusses the forces are driving this transformation.
8 Essential Steps for a Successful Implementation, when working with a new vendor on a big project it is critical to focus on the actual execution of the implementation. Jef Williams discusses the 8 essential steps for success.
Star Gazing and Healthcare, what can we learn from the Hubble Telescope project? Achieving transformational change requires re-thinking how we collect and use our vast and diverse data. Jef Williams discusses how.
Just Consider the Possibilities, the imaging world as we knew it has changed. Jef Williams discusses how progressing towards a new normal in 2021 will require a more adaptive approach to workflow and technology design that challenges previous assumptions.
What to Expect from a Virtual RSNA: Key Insights from Leading Healthcare Organizations, we polled the industry to see how this year's virtual format will impact attendance and objectives, and to uncover this year's top trends!
A Healthy Work Environment, our work environment is critical to our success, yet we spend so little time considering the conditions and ergonomics of that space. The best way to be efficient is to stay healthy - Jef Williams discusses what you can do to improve your reading setup.
Connected Health Technologies will Improve the Quality of Care, did you know that 30% of malpractice lawsuits involve a communication failure? Connected health has the potential to significantly improve quality of care supporting advanced and immersive forms of telemedicine. Read on to learn more (page 16).
Extracting Value from Virtual Events, our lives have gone fully virtual - from education, to socializing, to work. What does this mean for imaging conferences? In this article Jef Williams shares perspective on how to extract the most value out of virtual events.
What We Can Learn from Successful and Failed Deployments of AI, AI in healthcare is a new frontier for many; Laurie Lafleur discusses the key success factors and pitfalls for deploying AI in clinical practice and what can be learned from the early adopters (see page 17).
Engaging Your Data, want to make better use of your data? In this webinar we discuss value-based analytics, various data engagement models, and how you can measure outcomes of your data management program.
Imaging Providers Through a Pandemic: Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We’re Going, In this on-demand Eric Rice explores how some healthcare organizations have transformed COVID-19 related challenges into opportunities engage in data-driven workflow optimization and care delivery improvements.
Leadership in Transition, Jef Williams discusses his perspectives on how leadership must transition during times of crisis to help healthcare organizations overcome challenges and continue to deliver quality care.
I Have a Meeting, Does your calendar look like a lost game of Tetris? Meetings are an essential aspect of any Enterprise Imaging; Jef Williams shares strategies for ensuring yours are productive and lead to successful project outcomes.
Engaging Your Data, Jef Williams discusses how the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) - a methodology developed more than half a century ago - still rings true today in terms of healthcare analytics.
The Coming Tsunami, Jef Williams discusses the staffing, patient flow, and IT considerations of managing the massive imaging backlogs resulting from COVID-19 closures.
When Life Changes in a Moment, Jef Williams discusses how COVID-19 has had on healthcare delivery and how it has spurred rapid adoption of technologies to help providers adapt to changing protocols and demand.
2020 Vision - The Next Decade for our Industry, Jef Williams discusses the trends that will drive a positive shift in the imaging industry over the next ten years.
What AI adoption really means for Canadian healthcare organizations, Laurie Lafleur discusses the common misconceptions related to AI adoption in clinical practice and highlights the importance of data readiness, clinical and technical workflow integration, and ongoing quality monitoring (see page 15).
The Rise of Data Driven Decision Making, Jef Williams discusses the importance of data quality, technology design, and organizational leadership in developing successful clinical and business intelligence projects that drive evidence-based decision making.
The Changing Role of the Patient, Jef Williams discusses how the role of the patient is changing. What was once a uni-directional experience (the doctor runs the show) has become a much more consumer-driven, and collaborative model.
Does Your Organization Have an Imaging Strategy?, Jef Williams discusses the role of imaging in EMR adoption and the importance of having a tailored enterprise imaging strategy in place that considers the unique governance, technologies, and workflow needs of each organization.
Transforming Healthcare: Baby Boomers and the Need for Telehealth, Laurie Lafleur and co-author David Wanner discuss the growing demand for telehealth among Baby Boomers - with 85% having integrated the internet and smartphones into their daily lives and 38% interested in managing their wellness and health records online.
Transforming Healthcare: Millennials and the Growing Demand for Telehealth, Laurie Lafleur and co-author David Wanner discuss how millennials, now the largest demographic, are a driving force behind healthcare digital transformation and the need for faster, cheaper, and more flexible healthcare options.
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.
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"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'.
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"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.