“I’ve realized that often the value of the VNA is not communicated sufficiently to gain organizational buy-in. Healthcare is dealing with so many changes and impending deadlines around Meaningful Use, ICD-10, ACOs, and HIEs that a new initiative must contain robust communication and buy-in components for it to be successful.” – Jef Williams, COO, Ascendian Healthcare Consulting
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A top down view of what to expect from a VNA – Imaging Technology News Magazine features this Ascendian article and its focus on the hot topic that the c-suite cannot avoid. Unfortunately, and much like the overly used and tiring buzzword “cloud,” the term VNA becomes a nebulous descriptor when comparing multi-vendor platform offerings. Although a gut feeling instinct to drive or kill this new initiative is immediately felt (visceral experience), driving an “apples-to-apples” RFP process can become a daunting task of fine print and between-the-lines exercises. Others may defer to their existing vendor for the solutions that may leave them without the feature, functions or future capabilities they will need.
Radiology Today Magazine November article focuses on the ‘Dose Program’ Ascendian completed for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! It details, at an executive level, how this premier children’s hospital moved beyond an application decision and used Dose to optimize market strategy, processes, organizational change, etc.