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Northwest ImageShare: Linking Images, Clinicians & Care

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Northwest ImageShare is breaking new ground—as well as answering the call for greater availability of health information via health exchanges from National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM. This successful and growing exchange focuses exclusively on imaging studies. What's different is Northwest ImageShare includes a hospital and three physician groups that have put competition aside to share images on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington. It's working—quite well—and truly enabling better patient care. Is it something you should try, too?

Succeeded goals:

  • Includes a hospital and three competing physician groups–adopted a single cloud-based PACS
  • Centralizing image access
  • Reducing duplicative IT costs & imaging exams
  • Achieving economies of scale
  • Eliminating competitive boundaries
  • For physicians it is completely transparent, images are viewed anywhere, anytime

Featured Speakers:

  • Brennan Dobbins, Clinical and Ancillary Services Director, The Doctors Clinic
  • Ben Holmes, PACS System Engineer, Harrison Medical Center
  • Tina Moore, Administrator, Advanced Medical Imaging
  • Adar Palis, COO, Harrison Medical Center
  • Michele Sauer, Administrator, Olympic Radiology
  • Ty Walker, CIO, Harrison Medical Center

Target Audience:

  • IT: CIOs, VPs/Directors of IS/IT, CSOs/Directors/Managers of Infrastructure, IT Administrators, RIS/PACS Administrators & Imaging Informatics Professionals
  • Clinical: CMIOs, CMOs, CNOs, Physicians, Nurses, Hospitalists, Informaticists, Nursing Managers & Directors, Medical Directors & Clinical Applications Analysts
  • C-Suite & Administrators: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Radiology Administrators & Business Managers