Every week, new imaging applications are entering the market, and it’s hard to determine which will ultimately be most beneficial to the practice of healthcare. The limited bandwidth of a typical healthcare IT department, as well as constrained financial resources, means that radiology departments usually only consider a subset of the clinical and productivity software applications available to them. Yet radiologists are expected to maintain their productivity and digest more information in the same amount of time, all while contributing to better patient care.
Deploying more than one or two new software solutions a year is beyond the capacity of most radiology organizations as new software is costly and hard to get approved and deployed. Onboarding involves not just the radiology department, but also legal, contracting, finance and IT. Once approved, the provision, deployment and testing of an application can add on even more time and effort.
Radiology organizations can solve this problem by adopting a platform that supports multiple software applications instead of purchasing individual applications from different vendors. Once the platform is installed, clinical staff can begin using multiple new imaging applications in weeks instead of years. With this approach, the financial and legal negotiating happens once, as do the implementation and integration phases.
“It’s a lot more financially feasible than making investments of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on applications that you don’t even know if you’re going to like long term.”
Stephen Willis, CTO, Canopy Partners
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In the second part of this blog series, we’ll examine the essential role of the marketplace, and how it can save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars when accessed via a centralized platform.