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Who Owns Patient Data?

Who Owns Patient Data?

And Why Does it Matter? Who owns patient data? The answer you get depends on whom you ask, and even on the context in which you ask it. The reason is that “ownership” is not an elemental right, but a bundle of rights. This is illustrated in the legal field of...

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud?

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud?

Key Takeaways Recovery and Continuation of business functions are inseparable, converging goals. Disaster Recovery must include both the data and the applications managing it. Volume of data in healthcare IT is driven to significant heights by medical imaging. Cloud...

Is IOCM a Solution to Synchronize PACS?

Is IOCM a Solution to Synchronize PACS?

With the trend toward Enterprise Imaging, studies become distributed across multiple PACS and on a central archive (VNA). Inconsistencies between archives emerge when one system applies a change, such as to correct, coerce, or update patient demographics. Before...

Planning to Meet Migration Schedule

Planning to Meet Migration Schedule

Maintaining schedule can be a significant challenge in a migration to a replacement PACS or VNA. A delay of the planned go-live also delays productivity benefits that motivate the purchase of the new systems. Delays also consume staff effort to re-plan and coordinate...

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