– Change Healthcare announced a strategic initiative to build and implement the cloud-native Enterprise Imaging Network on the Google Cloud platform with four providers as development partners.
– The network will enhance and optimize medical imaging data––enabling providers to improve clinical, financial, and operational outcomes.
Change Healthcare, today at RNSA 2019 announced the latest milestone in its strategic initiative to build and implement its cloud-native Enterprise Imaging Network: the addition of four leading health systems as development partners. Hosted by Change Healthcare on the Google Cloud Platform, the network is the centerpiece of Change Healthcare’s enterprise imaging strategy. Built from the ground up to exploit the flexible nature of cloud services and delivery, the network will enhance and optimize medical imaging data––enabling providers to improve clinical, financial, and operational outcomes.
Enterprise Imaging Network Development Partners
The four new development provider partners are Bronson Healthcare, Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (CHSPSC, LLC), Montefiore Nyack Hospital, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and UW Health, Madison Wisconsin. As part of the agreement, each partner will work with Change Healthcare to help accelerate the development of the solution by implementing the platform as it is built and providing ongoing, real-world feedback.
Migrating More Than 66 Million Studies to Enterprise Imaging Network
Collectively, these partners manage 124 hospitals with an annual imaging volume of over 5.6 million studies. They will migrate more than 66 million studies to the Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Network cloud, with over 2.8 petabytes being handled by the network. Customer implementations are expected to go live in the first half of 2020 as a fully-managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution from Change Healthcare.
Enterprise Imaging Network Key Features
The Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Network includes:
– Imaging Archive: A vendor-neutral archive that centrally manages imaging studies from multiple locations, provides simple and secure access, and allows secure sharing.
– Image Viewer: A diagnostic-quality viewer for clinical care teams that lets physicians and clinical specialists securely access patient images and reports at any time, from any place.
– Imaging Analytics: A dashboard that presents near-real-time data from across the enterprise to visualize historical results and trends, information to support clinical decisions, and predictive models for clinical planning.
– Change Healthcare AI (Artificial Intelligence) Orchestration Services: A vendor-neutral platform that streamlines integration of multiple AI algorithms across multiple vendors.
Why It Matters
“The problem today with enterprise imaging on the cloud is that most solutions are not developed specifically for the cloud, but instead are lifted from legacy technologies and re- platformed,” said Tomer Levy, general manager, Cloud Solutions at Change Healthcare. “This means providers aren’t realizing the full benefits in improved care coordination, cost realization, and reduced infrastructure complexity that true cloud-native solutions can provide. From the time we first partnered with Google Cloud, we’ve focused on building a solution that doesn’t simply replicate traditional on-premise systems, but delivers everything providers expect in an enterprise imaging service––plus clinical and operational capabilities that are only available through a true cloud-native SaaS platform.”