Modern Imaging Technology for the Enterprise:
Mercy's Approach That Improved Imaging Cost, Speed, Capacity, and Care Quality
Tuesday, July 31, 2019
1 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 10 AM Pacific
Enterprise imaging has become as critical as EHRs for transforming patient care, but many health systems are struggling with the limitations and costs of dated, disconnected PACS even as imaging volumes grow and radiologists report increasing levels of burnout. Radiologists at Mercy were frustrated by its nine disparate PACS, which required them to toggle between workstations, deal with slowdowns and poor reliability, and work around the inability to see the complete set of a patient's prior images, even as demands for quick turnaround increased.
In this webinar, MTS -- the technical backbone of Mercy -- will describe the lessons they learned in moving to a new best-of-breed PACS platform that increased radiology efficiency by 30%, with the next phase being to take advantage of new capabilities by eliminating third-party reading services and distributing workload across radiology departments to improve efficiency, capacity, and timely patient care.
This webinar is designed for people in the following roles: Radiology VPs and above, CIOs, and VPs of IT - particularly in small to medium hospitatls and health systems.
During this interactive webinar, we’ll discuss today’s biggest challenges related to enterprise imaging. We’ll also exchange ideas for some new approaches to overcoming barriers, including these common concerns:
Aging IT platforms, expensive IT maintenance Access to IT talent Lack of financial resources High regulatory standards, high-threat ransomware environment Pressure to deliver ROI from IT investments Demand for data analytics capabilities
With the lessons from a fellow provider’s PACS imaging journey, you’ll learn how to:
1) Design a holistic and future-centered governance approach
2) Analyze your total costs so you can evaluate vendor pricing with confidence
3) Prepare for infrastructure, security and other potential challenges and identify ways to tackle them.
4) Define your current state, share universal challenges and what’s possible.
Jim Best, Executive Health IT Consultant
Jim Best has 40+ years of clinical and health IT experience.
The first 30 years of Jim’s career were in radiology. From his start as a CT technician, Jim held roles as radiology manager, director and vice president of imaging operations.
As an IT leader, Jim led a multidisciplinary team responsible for Mercy’s implementation of the Epic EHR platform, a team that has since deployed Epic to over 55 hospitals and hundreds of clinics. Most recently, Jim consulted with Mercy as it rolled out a new best-of-breed PACS imaging software platform.
He’s passionate about introducing new technology to health care providers and preparing new users for the change activities that will enable their success.
Jim holds a degree in Radiology from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Oklahoma City University and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.