We’ve had a busy summer with exciting news!
Yale New Haven Health Go-Live
During the last week of July, Yale New Haven Health (“YNHHS”) went live with the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform. At the peak of the go-live, nearly 40,000 imaging studies were displayed in a single day for diagnostic interpretation and clinical access by over 1,700 unique end users.
We absolutely love the annual SIIM meeting, and 2018 was no different. It’s absolutely special when imaging professionals from around the world come together for the year’s premier imaging informatics meeting. Professional and vendor attendance at SIIM continues to climb to new heights, and so does Visage! We’ve developed an RSNA “top five” for the last seven years, and decided the time has come to do the same for SIIM. If you were able to make it to SIIM, we hope our insights resonate with your experience, and if you were unable to attend, we hope you find the top five useful.
Now, on with Visage’s Top Five!
Visage Imaging | SIIM 2018
On May 5, 2018, Visage Imaging completed the third phase of Visage 7 implementation for one of the largest, most prestigious healthcare institutions in the world. Our latest Visage Blog explores details of their go-live that represents one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the history of medical imaging.
The University of Florida Health’s (UF Health, Gainesville, FL) Wisdom in Diagnostic Imaging (WIDI) program is hard at work preparing for the 2018 Emergent/Critical Care Imaging SIMulation (SIM). Described as “SIM 6”, the SIM provides diagnostic radiology residents from dozens of community, academic and government institutions the opportunity for state-of-the-art assessment, training and targeted remediation. Visage is proud that Visage 7 is the exclusive enterprise diagnostic viewer for the SIM. Through Visage’s latest blog post, you’ll learn more about the SIM, and why Visage 7 has proven to be indispensable to the program.
400 million. That's the number of radiology studies (currents and priors) that have been processed and used for primary interpretation by U.S. imaging organizations operating within a Deconstructed PACS strategy over the last four years. Indeed, the modularization of PACS has come a long way, delivering on "best of need" for healthcare organizations from coast to coast.
We've analyzed the transformation, highlighting the current state with fresh perspective in two new articles. Thank you to AuntMinnie.com for publishing Revisiting Deconstructed PACS: Part 1 and Revisiting Deconstructed PACS: Part 2 over the last two days.
What's your imaging journey? If you are considering or have executed a modular PACS strategy, we'd love to hear from you. Please be sure to post your feedback on the AuntMinnie.com Forums, your favorite social media channel, or drop us a note.
[Note: If you missed the original 2014 article on AuntMinnie.com, here's the link to: The Time is Now for Deconstructed PACS.]
It’s time to close the book on another outstanding RSNA! For the 50,000+ of you who attended, thank you for making RSNA 2017 a record year for Visage Imaging! While we need to wait until January 2018 for the RSNA to report the official 2017 attendance figures, we’re not waiting to share our 7th Annual Visage’s Top Five. But first, if you haven’t read Visage’s RSNA 2017 announcements, I encourage you to review our pre-show press releases [“Enterprise Imaging Excellence with Visage at RSNA 2017”, “Visage Signs Yale New Haven Health”, and “Visage Speeds Ahead with AI”] and blog post, “Sneak Preview | RSNA 2017”. Now, on with Visage’s Top Five!
This blog post shares insider insights that will help customers and RSNA attendees learn more about Visage at RSNA 2017, and for those not attending RSNA, provide visibility into what differentiates Visage. This year we're in two locations at McCormick Place: (1) Our main booth in the South Hall - A, McCormick Place, Booth #4365 on the corner of the major cross-aisle (off of the escalators) at the rear of the hall. (2) Our deluxe kiosk is in the first of its kind, RSNA Machine Learning Showcase, Booth 8149M, North Hall - B). We’ve detailed below some of the refinements we’re bringing to Chicago, including booth renderings and actual booth graphics. We hope you enjoy your insider access!
As one of several members of the Visage Imaging (“Visage”) team with both clinical and business backgrounds, I am privy to seeing “the good, the bad, and the ugly” when it comes to customer implementation processes. With the knowledge of having a clinical background and participating in numerous technology implementations, I’ve seen what worked and what didn’t, and it has given me an interesting perspective. My multi-decade clinical background covers multiple modalities (CT, MR, Diagnostic Radiology, and Angiography), as well as administrative roles as a modality manager and department management. The business side of things often conflicts with the clinical side, but must align in the end for the greater good of the department and ultimately the institution.
Over the course of the last 20 years, user expectations in the PACS world have grown exponentially. Ultimately, we all want our cake… and we expect to be able to eat it too. But, like a cake, if you don’t know the ingredients to use, don’t have access to all of the ingredients, have poor quality ingredients, or have an incomplete recipe, the final outcome may not be very palatable. Beyond ingredients, execution of your team, including preparation of your oven, are critical. Perhaps your oven temperature is consistent, but what happens if no one is watching the oven? Or maybe a timer isn’t being used? Or maybe your pan runs hot or it wasn’t properly greased? There are many ways to screw up the cake, or make it flat out delicious.