Ascendian Partners with Yuma to Offer Enterprise Imaging Strategy

By CIOReview | Monday, August 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA: Keeping data safe and secure is very complex for enterprises, especially when it is related to healthcare; the process becomes very complex and expensive. Keeping these issues in mind Yuma Regional Medical Center and Ascendian Healthcare Consulting have come together to modernize and optimize the imaging information systems and operations for advanced patient care and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) efficiencies.

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a healthcare IT consultancy, which assists both large and small healthcare organizations to create long-term strategies and rapidly adopt technology and innovative practices, is providing Enterprise Imaging Strategy to Yuma, which addresses the overarching enterprise need for standardization of clinical image acquisition, management, storage and access.

With the introduction of new Enterprise Imaging Strategy model, physicians and medical professionals will get access to arrange of medical imaging data across their departments and facilities. It is supported by a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), a medical imaging in which images and documents are stored in a standard format with a standard interface that can enhance the quality of care, patient safety and increase efficiencies within health system’s operations. These benefits are compounded when healthcare organizations are growing through mergers and acquisitions, or participating in emerging HIE’s and ACO models.

Talking about the new association and the platform, Fred Peet, CIO of Yuma Regional Medical Center, says, “The combination of our two organizations has enabled knowledge transfer and a project management structure focused on the components and milestones necessary to achieve our enterprise imaging goals.”