The Cardiovascular Business team embarked on this survey to gain a deeper understanding of the current state of cardiovascular health, the role CVIS plays and the goals cardiovascular leaders have established for the next few years.

This report offers a snapshot of what health system and cardiovascular leaders think. Some of it validates, while some enlightens. It all helps
guide leadership on a data-rich and insightful journey into the future.

When it comes to CVIS strategy across the survey base, C-suite leaders and cardiovascular department heads share the responsibility equally often. But in academic medical centers and multi-hospital systems, the division of power is different.

Today CVIS sits at the heart of cardiovascular care, uniting and propelling clinical, operational and financial success. CVIS is the compass and brain guiding workflow, data flow, decision-making and driving good outcomes.

When we dig to unearth cardiovascular care’s top trends, challenges and goals, the findings bring the present into sharp relief: Today’s CV
leaders are focused on growth and committed to improving both quality of care and operational performance. They also have their eyes on
retaining talented staff and reducing clinician burnout.

The CV service line has big goals and is mapping out a route to reach them. Leaders are quite focused but know there are roadblocks and traffic jams in their way.

The Cardiovascular Business Leadership Survey shows healthcare organizations see cardiovascular image and information management systems as core to clinical and business functions essential for defining a data-rich path forward for more connected cardiology and better patient care.

Comprehensive image and information management solution features new pediatric innovative workflow and integration with Philips Forcare for enhanced interoperability across health systems and hospitals. 

Being a radiologist today can feel a bit like being on the Starship Enterprise: you have all these Star-Trek-like tools at your disposal – devices and applications with the ability to produce incredibly sophisticated digital images and insights that we couldn’t have imagined even twenty years ago. 

Prioritizing patient comfort and satisfaction may be a hot topic among policy makers in today’s healthcare environment, but it’s nothing new for the healthcare providers who spend most of their time working directly with them. Radiology technologists like me have always known the vital role of a positive patient experience in creating clinical value for patients. In my role supervising MRI technologists at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I’m made aware every day of the importance of providing a calming, supportive environment for our young patients and their families.

In our complex, multi-site tertiary care imaging department our challenge is to gather data about our imaging operations and create insights from it to help us make better business decisions, streamline operations and optimize access to care.