Including enterprise imaging perspectives from SIIM 2019 and practical advice about preparing for AI. 


The 2019 meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) was the subject of lots of analysis this month. The event’s theme of “explore, empower, engage” was especially relevant around the subject of enterprise imaging, and took a closer look at some of the key EI learnings from the discussions at the show. The article notes that enterprise imaging is hard to do and that there is agreed strategy for its rollout, meaning that broad healthcare adoption will not happen quickly, although certain disciplines are clearly more ready for it than others.

In other news, artificial intelligence continues to dominate the headlines, and Healthcare IT News highlighted an article by AAMC News that looked at how AI will change healthcare. While the primary concern for many doctors and healthcare professionals is the fear of being replaced by AI, the article provides some reassurance with the view that while jobs are likely to change, it’s unlikely that they will be completely eliminated by technology.

Anyone working in radiology who is interested in finding out more about how they can prepare for AI and Big Data should consider checking out SIIM’s upcoming webinar, which runs later in August. It promises to provide an introduction to the importance of developing a comprehensive architectural strategy to augment the existing EMR to more effectively consume “Big Data” and AI tools.

While there is a lot of hype around AI, there is plenty of unrealistic expectation for the technology and what it actually means for healthcare. With this in mind, a senior healthcare IT executive at the HIMSS Machine Learning & AI event debunked several myths around AI in healthcare, addressing a range of points, including fears that clinicians will be replaced by the technology or that it will make them less human.

And finally, in July we also published the final article in our blog series focused on the benefits of having a “curated marketplace” as part of a successful platform strategy. In this post, we examine the benefits of a curated marketplace to healthcare IT departments and radiologists.

Stay tuned for more industry news next month!