Lisa Rosenbaum.

Why, Wachter asks, perform we do nothing equivalent in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on the next day’s patients. No longer. His notes have already been rendered uselessly homogeneous by the tyranny of clicks and auto-populated fields. I cannot even picture their faces. The blanks on our screens could be filled with phrases, but the procedure of understanding can’t be auto-populated. Perhaps lifestyle without the EHR will soon be unimaginable. But the technology shall support and improve health care only when it evolves in ways that help, rather than hinder, us in synthesizing, analyzing, thinking critically, and informing the stories of our patients..This, in turn, necessitates the integration of departmental IT solutions and systems more than a common network. Radiology places the biggest demand on such networks due to the quantity and size of the Picture and Archiving Communications System imaging data files, with single documents as large as 54 megabytes for an individual mammography image. Furthermore, radiology requires optimum data security, high network availability, and cost-efficient back-up archiving. Allied Telesis provides solutions to these challenges, as demonstrated in its deployments in more than 600 hospitals and clinics worldwide. In the Allied Telesis booth at RSNA, the Company is demonstrating a total EMR network answer to support the needs of radiology for shifting, accessing, and archiving PACS imaging from the workstation to the cloud.