August 24, 2016
CIOs Prioritize Enterprise Imaging Strategies
Although imaging has now evolved into a core responsibility for an organization’s IT staff, more than half of responding CIOs said they cannot yet move imaging data between systems and applications, according to a new survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members.
For the survey, Boston Mass.-based medical image exchange solution company lifeIMAGE polled 100 CIOs and other senior health IT members of CHIME, who represent various facilities, including hospital/acute care, medical groups and long term/extended care. The survey found that imaging, which was once under the tight control of radiology, has evolved into a core responsibility for an organization’s IT staff, with 86 percent of surveyed CIOs reporting that IT owns enterprise imaging either exclusively or as a shared initiative with radiology departments.
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