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Bringing AI into clinical practice requires collaboration among a variety of stakeholders. Should you wait for reimbursement to be in place, or is there a justification to start with AI earlier? What early value drivers exist, and how can you create a game plan to capitalize on them?
To answer these questions, Sectra hosted a panel discussion with a group of thought leaders in AI for radiology, who shared their knowledge and thoughts on how to facilitate the adoption of AI applications in radiology.
Panel members gave their expert views on available use cases that demonstrate increased productivity and show that a reduced error rate could be possible at an early stage of the AI adoption journey. They discussed the importance of integrating AI tightly within the diagnostic workplace and criteria for successful adoption, including the value that early applications should provide, and what to consider when choosing an AI marketplace solution to prepare for broad-scale AI adoption. With a solid technical and organizational foundation, you will be well prepared—with reimbursements and structures in place—when wide-scale AI adoption takes place.
- Dr. Benjamin Fine, Physician Lead, Quality and Informatics at Trillium Health Partners. Clinician Scientist, AI Deployment and Evaluation Lab, Institute for Better Health.
- Dr. Daniel R Karolyi, Phd Senior Vice President and Chair of Radiology, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- Dr. Tessa Cook, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, Assistant Professor of Radiology Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Nynke Breimer, Global Product Manager AI and Amplifier Marketplace, Sectra
For the better part of the last decade, imaging professionals have touted the significant benefits of a single platform for radiology and pathology workflows, with a focus on improving collaboration between specialists in multidisciplinary teams. Despite a desire to make it happen, a lack of a common IT infrastructure has stifled the progress of integrated care.
Thankfully, technology has caught up, and with the ongoing digitalization of pathology, prerequisites have changed. Having providers utilize the same IT infrastructure and software for radiology and pathology has allowed for the sharing of images, information, and reports across department borders and facilitated cross-departmental communication.
A single platform for medical imaging makes it possible to eliminate the current walls around existing medical silos, including those between radiology and pathology. Treatment guided by integrated diagnostics has the potential to direct patients to the correct therapy sooner, to modify the treatment when appropriate, and to terminate when not efficacious, ultimately improving patient care and avoiding unnecessary costs.
- Hannah Gilmore, MD, Division Chief, Anatomic Pathology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
- Anant Madabhushi, PhD, FAIMBE, FIEEE, FNAI Donnell Institute Professor Director, Ctr for Computational Imaging & Personalized Diagnostics Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Urology, Radiology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Electrical, Comp & Sys Eng, Comp & Data Sciences and Gen Med Sciences. Case Western Reserve University Research Health Scientist Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center
- Wouter B. Veldhuis, Ph.D, MD, Radiologist, University Medical Center Utrecht
- Donna Plecha, MD, FSBI Chair, Department of Radiology Ida and Irwin Haber and Wei-Shen Chin, MD Chair in Radiology University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Theodore J. Castele Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Co-Director University Hospitals Diagnostic Institute Professor of Radiology and Pathology
- Elin Kindberg, Global Product Manager Digital Pathology, Sectra
In this symposium, we do a deep dive into the benefits of cloud-based enterprise imaging, with a special focus on IT security aspects. Judy Bartlett and Marty Tedlock from John Muir Health share why they decided to utilize a cloud-based infrastructure for their PACS and how a cloud installation has improved their IT security by moving parts or the entire system to Microsoft Azure. Participants from Microsoft Azure and Sectra share the latest updates on the security benefits of enterprise imaging empowered by modern cloud installations.
- Judy Bartlett, Associate VP Application Delivery, John Muir Health
- Marty Tedlock, Enterprise Technology Architect, John Muir Health
- Heather Cartwright, Vice President, Health & Life Sciences Cloud and Data, Microsoft
- Isaac Zaworski, President Sectra Inc.