ADIA strongly believes Australia deserves an effective and efficient system to securely transfer patients’ digital images to wherever they are needed. In fact, it’s vital for the future of our health system
While some $8 million of Federal funding has been commitment to include diagnostic imaging results in Australia’s new eHealth system, there remains a long way to go.
A critical issue is the lack of a common, shared infrastructure for the storage, archiving and retrieval of digital images which contributes to delays in management, potential complications and increased patient risk across Australia.
Working with key partners, ADIA has developed a roadmap to integrate e-Health infrastructure at the diagnostic imaging practice level to deliver efficient and secure access to patient images.
The initiative - Securing Quality Outcomes: Systemised Access to Digital Images - has the full support of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and the Medical Software Industry Association of Australia, and has received broad endorsement from the Diagnostic Imaging Advisory Council.
To understand why Australian governments must get involved in helping to provide the framework and infrastructure required please watch this video:
ADIA has developed a roadmap to integrate e-Health infrastructure at the diagnostic imaging practice level to deliver efficient and secure access to patient images.