Ubiquitous smartphones are responsible for a number of cultural changes, from the rise of texting to the demise of paper maps. One of their most visible impacts in healthcare may be to force adoption of enterprise-wide image management.

While the radiology department is still the most prolific producer of medical images, they're starting to show up from all quarters--the ICU, the OR, the primary care office, even directly from patients--in volumes that need to be managed, archived, and made accessible to clinicians, said Cheryl Petersilge, M.D., vice chair of regional radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Also medical director at MyPractice Imaging, the clinic's imaging consulting arm, she spoke at RSNA 2014.  

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