Transformations in the medical imaging industry: 3 major trends

Written by Shayna Korol | February 08, 2018 | Print  |

The U.S. medical imaging industry is transforming, emphasizing collaborative population health-based approaches over a more traditional episodes of care delivery model, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.

Here are three medical imaging industry trends in 2017:


1. Quality over quantity: The report states that current reimbursement and regulatory factors are pushing the industry away from a "get bigger" approach that emphasizes more imaging scans and towards a "get better" approach that emphasizes cost reductions and improved efficiency across the value chain.


2. More patient-centric: The industry seeks to prioritize improved patient experience and empowerment.


3. Standardization: The industry seeks to create a strategy to standardize the imaging process and integrate imaging into care protocols across multiple clinical areas. In a fragmented care delivery landscape, introducing standardization hinges on frictionless interoperability and sharing of data, which are widely regarded as the imaging industry's single most important goal. The ability to share and collate millions of imaging scans allows for the application of deep learning analytics solutions that will enhance automation and improve care provision workflow productivity.


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