Logicalis healthcare solutions, an international IT solutions and managed service provider enters into an alliance with Ascendian Healthcare, a consultancy specializing in medical imaging. This strategic partnership will help healthcare IT professionals to address medical imaging complexity, one of the fastest emerging market spaces in healthcare IT (HIT).
Imaging, a diagnostic report constituting an array of images is far more than just cardiology or radiology. Medical imaging is considered to be a critical activity that requires training and skills. High security vulnerability around sharing imaging information also prevails making it more critical. Sorting through all medical content of a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) to locate them the relevant information is generally a gigantic task for physicians, time consuming and inefficient.
In order to avoid such scenarios, Logicalis and Ascending together brings up a clinical imaging solution which significantly stores, gathers and manipulates the information; so as to retrieve it in an efficient way.
Speaking about the partnership Shawn McKenzie, Ascendian's President and CEO says," Savvy healthcare CIOs know they're going to be held accountable for managing this mountain of information, and many have begun to recognize the pain points…”
This newly formed partnership tries to be more patient and physician centric. The long term investment will be cost effective since it is not a one-time project. This solution brings on right skill sets to develop and execute pervasive and a well thought out imaging strategy. Based on the patient’s clinical history and the physician past behavior the technology will provide imaging reports thus saving a clinician’s workflow time. It also provides a safe storage medium to move images between organization and external agencies.
“Medical imaging is the next big summit that healthcare IT professionals will absolutely have to scale, and it's not something they can afford to overlook any longer," continues McKenzie.