Understanding Enterprise Image Management (EIM)

Product Id : HE165
Instructor : Joe Marion
Aug 09, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

Image management begun in high volume imaging areas such as radiology and cardiology out of a necessity to handle growing volumes of digital image content.  With the advent of Electronic Health Records (EHR) management of all images across the enterprise has become more important.  Handling this with minimal duplication in information systems is valuable in a cost-constrained environment.

This webinar will address why EIM is important, the technologies involved, and EIM’s interoperability with other systems.  A review of the evolution of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) will form the foundation for Enterprise Imaging Management (EIM).  Attendees will learn why it is important to healthcare providers, and review strategies for implementation.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Definition and evolution of PACS and EIM
  • Importance of interoperability with EHR’s, and the value of image metadata 
  • The value of an EIM vs. departmental solutions
  • The separation of departmental vs. enterprise functionality
  • The value of Information Technology (IT) governance for an EIM
  •  Strategies for implementation of an EIM

Who Will Benefit:

  • PACS Administrators
  • IT Management
  • Service Line Management involved in imaging
  • Hospital Administration overseeing imaging services
Speaker Profile:

Joseph Marion is Principal of Healthcare Integration Strategies LLC, with expertise in speech recognition, PACS, and enterprise imaging.  He founded Healthcare Integration Strategies in 1993, consulting on PACS, speech recognition implementation, and the integration of imaging technologies.  He joined Superior Consultant Company in 2000, leading over 70 PACS engagements.  In 2008, Joseph returned to private practice—where he has been an active promoter and consultant on enterprise image management and accessibility, assisting a number of facilities with strategy and implementation services.

Prior to the above, he spent 18 years with GE Healthcare, and was a guiding force behind GE’s early CT and PACS initiatives, including a JV with IBM.

Joseph has chaired PACS industry conference sessions and is widely published.  Through his blog for Healthcare Innovations publication, he encourages input on the importance of image integration, its priority amongst IT projects, budget levels, the level of subject-matter understanding among IT professionals, impediments to implementation, as well as other relevant issues.


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