Meaningful Use, VNAs, and Addressing the Challenges Each Present

December 18, 2013
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Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 has been a challenge for many healthcare facilities throughout the U.S., but that appears to be especially true for private practice radiologists. Industry statistics show that radiology adoption for MU is still low, and Cristine Kao, global marketing director for HCIS, Carestream, explains that this is an opportunity for education on what Stage 2 adoption means, especially for the private practices.

Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 has been a challenge for many healthcare facilities throughout the U.S., but that appears to be especially true for private practice radiologists. Industry statistics show that radiology adoption for MU is still low, and Cristine Kao, global marketing director for HCIS, Carestream, explains that this is an opportunity for education on what Stage 2 adoption means, especially for the private practices.

In addition to MU Stage 2 challenges, Marianne Matthews, chief editor for Imaging Economics, and Kao also dive into the use of vendor neutral archives (VNAs) in hospitals, and provide advice around implementation strategies. The discussion revolves around reducing costs for the hospital, while also being able to improve workflow, from storing the information to providing efficient and secure access.