August 24, 2016

Lack of EHR Interoperability Holding Back Enterprise Imaging

That and other findings related to enterprise imaging come from a June 2016 survey of 100 members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) commissioned by lifeIMAGE.

A lack of EHR interoperability with imaging-related technology led the way as the top barrier to a complete imaging record by a significant margin over other barriers such as poor-functioning viewers and insufficient vendor support — 46 percent versus 10 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Also representing barriers are health data security issues (5%) and a lack of resources to accomplish (3%).

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