. 2016 Aug; 29(5):574-82.
doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9897-6.

Workflow Challenges of Enterprise Imaging: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper

Alexander J Towbin 1 Christopher J Roth 2 Mark Bronkalla 3 Dawn Cram 4 
  • PMID: 27527613
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With the advent of digital cameras, there has been an explosion in the number of medical specialties using images to diagnose or document disease and guide interventions. In many specialties, these images are not added to the patient's electronic medical record and are not distributed so that other providers caring for the patient can view them. As hospitals begin to develop enterprise imaging strategies, they have found that there are multiple challenges preventing the implementation of systems to manage image capture, image upload, and image management. This HIMSS-SIIM white paper will describe the key workflow challenges related to enterprise imaging and offer suggestions for potential solutions to these challenges.

Keywords: Clinical workflow; Digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM); Enterprise PACS.

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