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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers redefine their enterprise imaging informatics strategy—however, understanding the importance of having access to vendor-neutral data is the key to getting the most out of imaging data sets. Mark Watts, Associate Vice President of Enterprise Imaging at Novarad and a top 25 innovator in health imaging and IT, talks with Healthcare Informatics about the power of imaging informatics, the challenge of having truly vendor-neutral data, and why the right IT partnerships are crucial to thriving in a value-based care world.

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blog
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article
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news
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article
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article
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news
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blog
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blog
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article
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article
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blog
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blog
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