Chris Scarisbrick is in no doubt that artificial intelligence is here to stay and that it can transform the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. But he also argues that if it is truly to make a difference, procurement processes will need to be changed and vendors closely involved.
AI and Analytics
Millions of images will be accessible through the Sectra’s vendor neutral archive (VNA) system, freeing up resource and equipment from trusts.
In a new style of round up – Digital Health is looking back at the latest go lives reported on in the last couple of months.
There is an increasing awareness that digital imaging could play a significant role in the diagnosis of Covid-19. Maja Dragovic looks at the role of digital imaging in the midst of a global pandemic and its impact on the future of diagnostics.
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has gone live with Sectra’s PACS, giving staff better access to imaging from several trusts across the region.
With giving the best treatment to a patient increasingly depending on the contributions of a range of health and social care professionals across a broad geography, the need for shared access to records is becoming ever-more pressing. So, almost two years since the five first-wave LHCRE sites were selected, what was the impact on the shared records and is there a recipe for success? Maja Dragovic investigates.
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At University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, the replacement of an PACS setup was an opportunity to drive much greater integration between imaging and the electronic patient record.
No contract has been signed at this stage but a spokesperson has said a formal announcement was “planned for 2020”, once the business case has been approved.
Jennifer Trueland investigates whether FHIR and similar standards have finally become fully embedded in healthcare IT.
As more and more documents are stored electronically, the need for suitable data storage grows. Jennifer Trueland investigates the growing number of ways in which vendor neutral archives (VNAs) can be used.