Healthcare Information and Managment Systems Society
Every year, the HIMSS annual meeting tackles the biggest issues in healthcare informatics, and managing medical images is always a big topic of discussion. This year’s focus is on enterprise imaging and the inherent challenges with managing different types of images from the various specialties around a hospital or system.
Managing medical images has always been a Herculean undertaking, even when the image types were contained to the “traditional” modalities of radiology. Now that an avalanche of different image types are coming down from all over the enterprise, will providers be snowed under?
The use of PACs in healthcare facilities is now widespread across the U.S., but technological advancements in image sharing and storage will continue to provide opportunities for growth, according to a brief published online Jan. 6 by HIMSS Analytics.