Q1 2019

22 GHP / Q1 2019 , Frost & Sullivanwhite paper highlights solution that addresses every requirement of enterprise imaging to enable clinical and financial benefits. Six Benefits of Enterprise Imaging Platforms to Deliver True Patient-centric Care Healthcare across the globe is in a phase of digital transformation, striving firmly to improve aspects of cost, quality, and outcomes, and leveraging information technology and digital components as part of evolutionary change. Medical imaging is not an exception to this shift and is a large part of the digital data component in healthcare. Today, nearly all medical specialties generate images and clinical reports that have to be archived electronically and made accessible via electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR). The requirement to securely access and analyze this data has created an urgent need for a new generation of image and data management platforms like enterprise imaging. By consolidating medical images from multiple information systems, clinical archives, and numerous imaging specialties, enterprise imaging facilitates rapid retrieval and display of relevant medical images and reports. In addition, it makes available a neutral platform that allows independent systems to work together to centralize image management throughout the healthcare enterprise. Frost & Sullivan’s latest thought leadership paper, 6 Reasons You Need a Powerful Enterprise Imaging Platform, highlights the reasons a robust, cloud-based enterprise imaging platform is critical for achieving improved clinical outcomes and delivering true patient-centric care. It analyzes the objectives of the global healthcare system, the inadequacies of the traditional picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and vendor neutral archive (VNA) in the current medical imaging environment, and the benefits of combining enterprise imaging with a unified VNA for enhanced clinical outcomes without increasing the cost of operations. “Leading medical imaging informatics vendors are moving away from inflexible, non-scalable, and monolithic image management solutions to a next-generation enterprise imaging platform empowered with Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, big data analytics, and clinical workflow automation tools,” said Dinesh Kumar, Healthcare Consultant at Frost & Sullivan. “It will become increasingly important for enterprise imaging vendors to align with strategic local, regional, national, and global healthcare independent software vendors (ISVs) and medical imaging OEMs to gain market shares, especially in countries with medium to high EMR/EHR penetration.” “While the enthusiasm for enterprise imaging is high, there is a paucity of single vendors offering a best-of- breed solution that addresses every requirement of enterprise imaging in order to enable clinical and financial benefits,” added Tim Law, President at Novarad. “Novarad’s solutions are ideal in such an environment, with their advantages of healthcare data interoperability, content visualization, distribution, and data management. Its Ncompass Enterprise Imaging® platform advances radiology imaging workflow by bringing multi-specialty imaging and care collaboration capabilities, empowering healthcare providers to make an immediate impact on their imaging departments.” The top six benefits of enterprise imaging that can stoke greater growth opportunities are: • Image-enabling the healthcare enterprise. With a universal image viewer developed using HTML5 front-end technology, healthcare organizations can image-enable their existing EMR/EHR, patient portals, and telehealth platforms through a web browser. • Automating complex imaging workflow. The technology supports automated imaging study identification and distribution, automated ingestion and delivery of images from remote locations, automated access to digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) structured reports, third- party advanced visualization viewers, and voice dictation