GE HealthCare’s Imaging 360 for Operations 2.0, a digital ecosystem of smart, connected solutions, helps facilitate department workflows, ease staff burden, and improve patient access

Today’s Challenges

Radiology departments face challenges in a new era of healthcare:
  • Imaging experts are in short supply and high demand, while, at the same time, imaging capabilities are moving beyond hospital campuses

  • Staff shortages and burnout among radiologists and technicians have increased due to higher patient demands as people reengage with healthcare post-pandemic, rising rates of chronic conditions, increasing staff retirements – all of which are causing patient backlogs
    • o     Nearly two-thirds (61%) of radiologists suffer from burnout, up from 36% in 2013 to 49% in 2017.1
    • o     42% of all clinicians are actively considering leaving the healthcare industry.2
  • Imaging inconsistency among different systems and remote (distributed) imaging sites with different staff and manual protocol management adds time, complexity, and rework for radiologists.3,4
    • o     In a survey across clinicians in all fields, 49% of them reported that they do not experience seamless integration of medical technologies in their facilities 2
    Imaging 360 for Operations 2.0 Resolving the various challenges healthcare providers face requires a comprehensive solution that can be easily accessed from a single point. At RSNA 2023, GE HealthCare will highlight Imaging 360 for Operations 2.0, an ecosystem of applications targeted to specific operational challenges in radiology. Imaging 360 for Operations is designed for core imaging operations functions—protocoling, staffing, analytics, dosing, and scheduling.

    Imaging 360 for Operations 2.0 offers operational analytics, remote scan assistance, protocol management, dose management, and scheduling, in one, integrated ecosystem. As healthcare systems work to improve the interoperability of disparate radiology applications, Imaging 360 for Operations 2.0 offers the ability to integrate solutions to optimize workflow efficiencies. This in turn can help healthcare systems realize shorter wait times for patients, and reduce staff burden.5,6,7,8

    For example, Alliance Medical in the United Kingdom reduced patient backlog, adding 45 additional exams per month without increasing staff burden by analyzing data and adapting scan times.8,9Alliance Medical announced a collaborative agreement with GE HealthCare to improve patient access and productivity in May 2022, and implemented Imaging 360 for Operations in 2022.10

    Karin Dalsin
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    2 GE HealthCare Reimagining Better Health Study JB25147XX
    3 GE Healthcare Radiology Operations Index, 2021 (data on file)
    4 Operational Efficiency brochure JB19865XX
    5 Hospital Kirchberg in Luxembourg was able to reduce patient wait time for MRI exams by up to three weeks by standardizing protocols while gaining 11 percent more machine utilization.MR Excellence, enabling 11% more machine utilization and patient wait time reduced up to 3 weeks - YouTube
    6 MR Excellence White Paper @HRS.pdf | Powered by Box
    7 Parkview Medical Center in the United States realized a 39 percent reduction in Emergency Room DR patient wait times, resulting in 22 additional patients per week. Rad Ops Excellence Parkview Medical JB17555XX.pptx | Powered by Box
    8 Results listed are of these specific practices and may not be typical. Results are based on factors specific to each site.
    9 MR Excellence - Alliance Colchester JB17175XX .pptx | Powered by Box
    10 GE Healthcare, Alliance Medical Collaborate to Improve Patient Access to Diagnostics and Enhance Radiology Productivity Using Data Analytics and AI | GE News