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Taking an Enterprise View of Imaging…What Every Healthcare Organization Needs to Know

April 7, 2015

Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant Healthcare Strategies for Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Kim Garriott discuss the following:

  • Hospitals that want to be up to date in their imaging strategies are really undergoing a transformation of sorts.  Can you explain this “transformation journey” and why it’s important to recognize and address the changing landscape of imaging sooner rather than later?
  • Now that hospitals are turning their attention to the optimization of electronic medical records (EMRs), this seems like the ideal time to address this transformation.  What strategy do you recommend CIOs consider as part of their optimization efforts and imaging?
  • You mentioned earlier that images may be produced in as many as 40 service lines. With images being produced in so many clinical areas, how are organizations managing this influx of new clinical content?
  • It’s not difficult to see why organizations may be struggling with these challenges.  What are solution providers doing to support a streamlined enterprise imaging environment?
  • Do you have any tips for how organizations can begin to take an enterprise view of imaging?

Duration: 15:51

As Principal Consultant for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, Kim Garriott works with the Logicalis US healthcare sales team counseling clients on healthcare IT strategies and discussing the business value for potential healthcare IT projects as well as providing post-sale consulting to ensure the expected business value is achieved.  She is also responsible for the expansion of Logicalis Healthcare Solutions’ strategic consulting practice and for developing a channel of delivery partners that can be leveraged as key resources for client projects.

Kim’s deep expertise in both clinical and administrative health settings gives her a unique skill set from which to draw; whether talking with a health system’s CIO, CEO or medical staff, Kim understands the unique challenges they’re facing and excels in helping healthcare organizations create and execute a tactical plan that will meet their business objectives.

With a strong background in clinical imaging and workflow process improvement, Kim has more than two decades of business and IT leadership experience helping healthcare organizations streamline their workflow and project management processes. 

Before joining Logicalis, Kim was charged with the design and implementation of the Cleveland Clinic’s enterprise imaging strategy, widely regarded as one of the most advanced enterprise imaging programs in the nation, and helped establish the Cleveland Clinic’s for-profit consulting practice, MyPractice Imaging Solutions.  Kim also served as CIO for the Pittsburgh-based Foundation Radiology Group, a multi-state radiology practice, and worked in a variety of director-level radiology informatics, process improvement and IT positions with Indiana University Health, an integrated healthcare provider.

Notably, Kim co-founded the HIMSS-SIIM Joint Enterprise Imaging Workgroup and continues to serve as a co-chair for the group, has been published in The Journal of the American College of Radiology as co-author of “Planning for PACS – A Comprehensive Guide to Non-Technical Considerations,” and is a regular speaker at healthcare events.  Kim lives in Lebanon, Ind., with her husband and two Australian Shepherds, is a travel enthusiast, supporter of the arts, and enjoys both cooking and gardening.


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