target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Mar 2023 - Document type: IDC PlanScape - Doc  Document number: # US47236521

IDC PlanScape: Enterprise Medical Imaging

By:  Mutaz Shegewi Loading


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This IDC PlanScape helps leaders plan for and manage enterprise medical imaging initiatives' complex and multifaceted process. According to IDC's U.S. Healthcare Provider Technology and Connected Health Survey, nearly one out of three (31.1%) U.S. hospitals invested in enterprise medical imaging over the last year. While IDC Health Insights has long emphasized the importance of enterprise medical imaging, multiple IDC studies have revealed it as a critical investment area for hospitals and other large healthcare providers looking to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, and enhance team collaboration. Preparation is key. Leaders who understand these initiatives well and educate themselves on all aspects ahead of time will be better positioned to contend with challenges and successfully carry through enterprise medical imaging initiatives.

"Defensive medicine continues to serve as the driving force for medical imaging across much of healthcare today despite any attempts to curb and transform it. The resulting proliferation of medical imaging data poses significant challenges for healthcare provider organizations since the images must be stored, managed, and shared securely while also being accessible," says Mutaz Shegewi, research director, Worldwide Healthcare Provider Digital Strategies at IDC. "Enterprise medical imaging marks the long and often difficult journey to overcome medical imaging challenges, but too often, healthcare providers not only struggle with navigating the journey but do not even know where to start."


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