Enterprise Medical Image Viewers Will Come into Vogue, Researchers Predict | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Enterprise Medical Image Viewers Will Come into Vogue, Researchers Predict

October 10, 2014
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

Enterprise medical image viewers are the hot trend in imaging and will be a core component in the medical imaging informatics ecosystem, a research report predicts.

The viewers are coming into vogue even as the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market has saturated in the last few years. Currently, the enterprise medical image viewers are reaching niche audiences but San Antonio, Texas-based research firm, Frost & Sullivan says their market reach is expanding rapidly. The market earned $44.8 million in revenue in 2013. By 2017, Frost & Sullivan says it will be at $63.9 million. This will come from provider facilities of all kinds--large multi-hospital health systems and individual community hospitals.

"U.S. enterprise viewer vendors must extend their product positioning beyond the niche, point-to-point function of clinical image review to address new, broader use cases," Frost & Sullivan analyst and imaging expert Nadim Michel Daher said in a statement. "Primary study interpretation, imaging specialist collaboration, consolidated specialty image viewers and even patient access to images are some use cases still largely underserved in the market today."

Researchers specifically say that a federated access access to enterprise-wide images, including diagnostic-grade image manipulation and interpretation functionalities being incorporated in the new-generation viewers, will be the driving factors in the growth of enterprise viewers in the imaging IT ecosystem. Also integral to this growth integration of viewers with electronic medical record (EMR) system and the development of hybrid cloud software products.

Read the source article at PR Newswire

Get the latest information on Medical Imaging and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.