A Patient Centric Approach to Medical Archiving

Healthcare organizations today have to archive reams of data, but to do so requires herding so many cats—different data formats and medical image modalities, myriad hardware and software systems, numerous standalone I.T. environments. As a result vital patient information gets locked in application silos that are increasingly difficult to maintain, manage and share. This ultimately impacts care delivery and co-ordination.

However, there is hope. Many organizations are starting to take a more patient centric approach to managing their medical data and using new IT solutions to drive inefficiencies out of their back-end archiving and storage processes.

Listen to this webinar held on Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. ET to hear two data management experts, Peter Aiken and Tom Rose, discuss how vendor neutral archiving strategies using technologies such as virtualization and object storage platforms can help healthcare organizations create a storage infrastructure that is scalable, efficient and facilitates collaborative care.

Key takeaways:

  • How to improve care provider’s access to clinical information by eliminating application silos?
  • What are some of the major considerations for moving to a vendor neutral archive strategy?
  • How can technology solutions drive out cost and complexity from the management and archival of medical images?
  • How can you enable collaborative care by integrating medical images with EMR and HIEs?

About the Speakers:

Peter Aiken is associate professor of information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University and founding director of Data Blueprint, a data management and I.T. consulting firm

Tom Rose is a member of Dell’s Medical Archive Team and specializes in large-scale IT transformational projects designed to virtualize patient information extracted from clinical applications. During his 20 years in healthcare IT, Tom has worked on various projects involving Clinical Information Systems, Universal Clinical Archives, Application Neutral Archives, and PACS Conversions.