IT’s role in supporting different radiology workflows and strategic objectives
In a recent ImagingBiz.com article, the CIO of Shields MRI was interviewed. The article is entitled “Patricia Whelan, MHA, CIO: Leading Shield’s E-strategy Charge.” It is always good to learn from other experiences, and this interview provides several good insights on IT’s role in supporting different radiology workflows and strategic objectives.
The concluding paragraph is worth highlighting:
“Boards are turning to CIOs and saying, ‘How do we leverage technology to drive the business? How do we market ourselves and demonstrate value? How do we differentiate ourselves to achieve a competitive advantage?’ These types of conversations really didn’t occur in the past with the frequency they do today. It’s this whole concept of moving from a support role (keeping the machines running) to actually driving and setting the direction of the business through technology solutions. It’s a whole different way of thinking. I, for one, am very glad to see that many companies are starting to realize that if you leverage technology, you can grow the business. Technology as a growth strategy is something that must be embraced in health care.”
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