Addressing Hidden Stratification | EMRs Not Replacing Imaging IT

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Steve Holloway
Published: October 22, 2019 In The News

21st October 2019 – Written by Steve Holloway – Featured in The Imaging Wire – Signify Research reassured the radiology community that despite EMR’s increased presence and influence they will not replace imaging IT any time soon, suggesting that imaging IT’s role is secure due to:

  • Imaging’s complexity (numerous modalities / departments / sub-specialties, complex workflows) and the 30-year head start that imaging IT solutions has over EMR imaging solutions.
  • Although EMRs have cannibalized some RIS functions (e.g. order entry and scheduling), this shift led to a new wave of standalone radiology products that moved workflow tools back towards radiology PACS.