As imaging takes a central role in the diagnostic process and timely treatment, the need for efficient reading and reporting workflows across the healthcare enterprise places more pressure on hospitals and the radiologist.
Efficiency is also the driving factor for hospitals to join care networks. The shortage of qualified radiologists means that many sites do not have the luxury of an on-site radiologist available 24/7. This can be especially true for remote and smaller clinical facilities. And while specializations such as neuro-radiology and pediatric radiology offer powerful new support for patient care, these specialists must be able to offer their expertise to a broad audience of hospitals and clinics.