McKesson

The IT team at Western Reserve Hospital, a 105-bed, physician-owned institution in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, already had considerable experience with remotely hosted solutions. In 2015, the time came to consider a remote option for its new PACS.

Pam Banchy, Western Reserve CIO and vice president of clinical informatics and transformation, recalls how she saw the situation as both an unexpected change and an exciting opportunity. “We wanted our own independent PACS that would help us meet our business needs.”
Mar 14, 2017 | Imaging Informatics
The security of patient data continues to be one of the biggest topics affecting healthcare providers today. How can these cyberattacks be stopped once they’ve been discovered? How can they be avoided altogether?

Evgueni Loukipoudis, CTO & CIO at McKesson Imaging and Workflow Solutions, has worked within the health IT industry for years and knows the importance of protecting patient data and provider computer systems. He spoke with imagingBiz about both the present and future of cybersecurity, and you can read the full conversation below.
Mar 14, 2017 | Imaging Informatics
While helping to steer 105-bed Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, toward a remotely hosted PACS solution, Jeffrey Unger, MD, repeatedly voiced one crucial concern: Would he and his fellow radiologists have to wait at their workstations, precious seconds ticking away, while PACS servers sitting hundreds of miles away processed massive datasets?
Nov 21, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologists operate in a fast-paced work environment, juggling a combination of tasks that includes interpreting studies, and calls from referring physicians.
Nov 21, 2016 | Leadership
Recently imagingBiz sat down with the two of McKesson’s General Managers to discuss their views on important current imaging issues.
Nov 21, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
Case Study: UMass Memorial Health Care wanted to drive quality improvements within radiology services for its system of hospitals and clinics.
Sep 13, 2016 | Quality
For the team at the Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin (FH and MCW) in Milwaukee, Conserus Workflow Intelligence is the solution that keeps on giving.
Sep 13, 2016 | Leadership
If radiology departments want to stay relevant and thrive in the U.S. healthcare industry’s shift from volume-to-value, they need to clearly demonstrate their contribution to the organization’s overall success.
Sep 13, 2016 | Quality
In 2011, officials at Alberta Health Services made a startling discovery. A number of CT studies in a rural community had been misinterpreted, raising questions about patient care.
Jun 28, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
When radiologists use a new platform or workstation for the first time, there is often an adjustment period. The radiologist has to take it on a “test drive” of sorts, seeing how certain functions are carried out and learn how to get the most out of the technology.
Jun 24, 2016 | Quality
Digital breast tomosynthesis is no longer just a buzzworthy technology among imaging experts; patients have gotten word and are now increasingly demanding access from their local providers.
Jun 24, 2016 | Quality
The pressures on providers in an era of evolving payment models and ever-evolving technology could not be more demanding. In order to be successful, providers will need strong solutions from their technology partners.
Feb 11, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
Relationship building is one of the most time consuming aspects of running a business.
Feb 11, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
Things are a bit complicated in healthcare, to say the least. Whether it’s additional regulations, a competitive market or changing patient demographics, care delivery is becoming more complex every year.
Feb 11, 2016 | Imaging Informatics
A full year has gone by since 425-bed Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles went live with a new enterprise-wide EMR solution from Cerner.
Oct 23, 2015 | Imaging Informatics
When the merger and acquisition frenzy catches up to your organization, will it cause headaches for your imaging workflows?
Oct 23, 2015 | Care Delivery
As the U.S. shifts further into the era of accountable care, hitting quality benchmarks becomes ever more important. Reimbursement is increasingly tied to the value generated by providers, and data about who is making the grade is becoming more transparent.
Oct 23, 2015 | Care Delivery
Here’s a riddle: If every imaging interpretation is labeled stat, are any of them truly stat?