January 04, 2016

The Road to Interoperability

Patients are demanding access to their imaging studies, because they are getting savvy to the fact that digital data can help them avoid unnecessary, dangerous, and time-wasting testing; fend off co-pays; take charge of getting second opinions; and see specialists outside of their home health system’s network.

Yet the current technology of EHR/RIS/PACS data system silos create technology roadblocks between medical images and patients, as well as their care teams. It does not have to be this way – some health care providers have already solved it – and the rest will follow suit before long.

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