April 17, 2012

AJR: Filmless Transition Complex, Requires Planning and Teamwork


Transitioning from a film-based imaging department to a filmless practice is a huge undertaking, with success coming to departments using established standards, appropriate change management practices and coordinated by a team of representative stakeholders, according to an article published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. “There is a tremendous learning curve in the move from a hard-copy film environment to a filmless environment,” wrote Steve G. Langer, PhD, and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. They detailed considerations with regard to technology, workflow, maintenance and cultural preparation.

Additional coverage: CMIO



HealthImaging   4/17/12

Tags: American Journal of Roentgenology, filmless imaging, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Steve G. Langer, Technology

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