August 15, 2011

IHS Listed as one of the Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities in the Nation

In the August 2011 edition of Health Imaging & IT, IHS was listed as one of the Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities. Here is what they wrote in the article:

Health Imaging & IT’s Top Connected class of 2011 is an illustrious group. Several previous winners have re-appeared and demonstrated their continued commitment to imaging connectivity across the enterprise, reporting ongoing gains in various metrics, such as turn-around time and operating costs. One common theme across our repeat winners? They are leveraging data to inform strategic decisions and monitor results.

It’s a business model to be replicated.

Reading between the lines, there are hints of positive developments. Yes, hospitals, health systems and radiology practices are squeezing every ounce of productivity and innovation from their investments in imaging modalities, informatics systems and staff. Compared with last year, volume is steadier, with most sites showing slight gains.

We considered Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR adoption stages, according to the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. Our winners are conglomerated at the top of the scale, with most reporting at stage 6 or 7. That means they fall in the top 4.5 percent of U.S. facilities.   

Read on for short profiles of recent imaging connectivity projects at this year’s Top Connected organizations.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists:
The San Diego imaging center leverages a vendor-neutral, cloud-based, electronic medical information exchange service to make images and reports available via the EMR or email to hospitals, physicians and patients, which has eliminated film and paper and makes results immediately available to referring physicians. Results are frequently available to physicians before patients leave the imaging center.

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