In this episode of the Change Healthcare Podcast, we discuss cloud adoption trends and prognosticate on the future of cloud-based medical imaging.

For healthcare providers, the potential of cloud technology intrigues, yet adoption has proven difficult.

Nowhere is this more evident than in imaging, which has a legacy of aging, on-premise applications that interact with every point of care. Faced with unscalable solutions and limited alternates, many providers have stalled their initiatives.

Today’s enterprise cloud imaging solutions offer new hope. Here we discuss what’s next for cloud-based medical imaging, outlining drivers and barriers to adoption. 

Today’s panel includes: Archie Mayani, chief product officer, enterprise imaging and cloud solutions, Change Healthcare; Steve Holloway, principal analyst and director, Signify Research.

Here’s what they chatted about:

  • What’s driving cloud adoption in healthcare today?
  • What are the key differences between cloud enabled and cloud-native solutions?
  • What are the present-day barriers to cloud adoption?
  • How can cloud-native solutions help mitigate cybersecurity risks?
  • How are we progressing in terms of the cloud’s ability to evolve both the acute sector and population health?
  • What does the future hold for AI’s role in radiology?
  • What are the implications of NHS’ public cloud first initiative?
  • What should healthcare technology vendors be thinking about as we transition to consumerism and healthcare 2.0?

Episode resources:

  1. Archie Mayani’s LinkedIn profile
  2. Steve Holloway’s LinkedIn profile
  3. Effect of a comprehensive deep-learning model on the accuracy of chest  x-ray interpretation by radiologists—The Lancet
  4. Public cloud first—NHS
  5. Cybersecurity Challenges for PACS and Medical Imaging—Pubmed.gov

Show Resources:

Key takeaways

  • Though “cloud-based” is often used interchangeably in marketing materials, cloud solutions have vast differences in capabilities and performance.
  • Compared to cloud-enabled solutions, cloud-native solutions have greater capacity to check all requirement boxes and deliver ROI.
  • At its core, cloud migration is about providing better care pathways and workflows that can deliver the strongest outcomes for patients. 

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