What is Enterprise Imaging?

It is having a large impact on data in the medical field


Enterprise Imaging vs Traditional Imaging

Over recent years, the field or radiology and clinical imaging knowledges has progressed from the once ancient, paper, and labor-intensive process based produce, service and radiology centric model (Traditional Imaging) into the immediate, interoperable, and innovativeness access eager call for the most of complex imaging datasets (Enterprise Imaging).

In addition, medical imaging has greatly extended into many dozens of decentralized and distinct clinical imaging services that are sloppily interconnected through a web of integrations, shared administration and control models. The task posed here is how to secure effectively an enterprise longitudinal patient image data, all over an enterprise environment that marries this distributed and disparate environments.

What is enterprise imaging?

I would define enterprise imaging as the ability of our medical and clinical organizations to govern, manage, sustain, and competently advance imaging technologies, incorporations, assets, distributions, service delivery, workflow optimization, and offer the support needed and that surpasses your patient and physician demands all across the enterprise for all the medical imaging areas.

Enterprise imaging heightens scalability thus working to avoid images and other correlated data from being soloed into one department. This enables medical providers to easily share clinical images among themselves without necessarily having to offer their services at the same time.

There is a special type of enterprise imaging software that is becoming popular, the vendor neutral archive (VNA). Companies that deal with this software try to generate products that are scalable and are able to take in and archive a wide variety of imaging disciplines. This technology can dependably manage, store, acquire, and critique these clinical images and any other correlated information

Enterprise imaging though having grown from traditional imaging, can differ greatly in many aspects;

  • Technological
  • Models
  • Service delivery
  • Governance
  • Workflow processes
  • Data integrity
  • Information management system

  • Advantages of enterprise imaging over traditional imaging;


    In terms of data acquisition, enterprise imaging beats traditional imaging in that there has been emergence of big technologies in medical disciplines such as oncology and ophthalmology that can generate image data that is use case specific. It is also able to exhibit workflow, image data formats and combination models that are unique to each use case.

    Management and governance

    With current technology developments, enterprise imaging has been able to allow sharing of imaging management services is introducing even an IT department to look into the various activities of scheduling and registering. These specialized governing systems allow for effective service delivery and data storage as well as introducing a less tiresome workflow process compared to that of the traditional imaging.


    This refers to the easy that organizations and vendors can access, inter-exchange, and manage images or any other clinically relevant data from patients. With enterprise imaging it has become easy to carry out the above action despite the complexity of this data and organizations due to the increasingly evolving technology. This was difficult to achieve with traditional imaging.


    This refers to providing the best practice standards in the healthcare sector. This standardization brings sanity while handling clinically relevant data of patients across the different organizations and govern how they relate to each other and to their customers, patient, and payers.

    Data integrity

    With the emergence of enterprise imaging it has become possible for patient images and demographic data to be handled and shared with the highest level of integrity and with the acceptance of the VNA the goal of interoperability, enterprise standardization, and centralization has largely been met. This creates one of the greatest advantages of the enterprise imaging over traditional imaging.

    The enterprise imaging programs that we have across the world should offer clinical solutions to the many challenges facing healthcare and incorporate the modern technology in order to fully meet the above advantages. They should also be able to deliver appropriate and the required access to the customer and clinician including payers and patients. 

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