In June 2016 lifeIMAGE commissioned a survey of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. It was completed by 100 member executives, representative of those who oversee the information services department and chair the information technology steering committee within their facilities.
The survey finds that enterprise imaging strategies are key priorities for healthcare leadership and that many organizations are well on their way to implementing them, but interoperability roadblocks remain a critical challenge.
Access the eBook for complete results of the survey:
Imaging isn’t just for radiology - 86% of surveyed CIOs reported that IT owns enterprise imaging either exclusively or as a shared initiative with radiology departments
Interoperability impacts patient care - More than 50% of CIOs indicated inefficient imaging practices could lead to delays in diagnosis and care, repeating studies, and patients going elsewhere for care
Interoperability cost implications are a secondary concern - One-third of CIOs said their facility may be losing revenue due to image data interoperability challenges