Healthcare providers are in need of a way to quickly exchange information, including images.
We often speak of the millions of dollars spent nationally on duplicate imaging tests, but we lose sight of the negative impact these challenges have on the patient experience.
Despite Peter Allen’s iconic lyrics, not everything ought to be new again. A perfectly good imaging test, for example, doesn’t need to be made new again.
In a large, multi-specialty health system, results show high rates of satisfaction among users, evidence of cost savings from decommissioning redundant systems, staff time savings, and fewer storage failures.
Some might say we now live in a world where pictures are used more often than words for communication.
The emergence of technologies such as social media and texting in healthcare has created a quandary in many organizations.