School districts are being driven to higher network speed and capacity by a perfect storm of curriculum standards, consumer technology and digital education resources. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other online curricula, online assessments, 1:1 computing and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are quickly stretching legacy networks beyond their breaking points. According to a recent Center for Digital Education survey of over 150 K-12 education leaders, 75 percent of school districts either already have a 1:1 strategy in place, are planning for 1:1 or are currently piloting 1:1.
In their ongoing quest to improve efficiencies and services while lowering costs, governments are mining this data for actionable insights that can help them make better business decisions. But procuring an off-the-shelf analytics product and connecting it to a departmental database or application won’t always deliver Big Data’s real value. Many analytics efforts that only take into account information from a single department will deliver results in a vacuum.
By deploying a large-scale longitudinal repository of clinical imaging data, hospital groups, regional healthcare information organizations, or even national healthcare systems can build a foundation for accessing the complete electronic medical imaging record, an investment that allows a single point of integration to image-enable an existing EHR application or physician web portal.
The Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute is dedicated to women’s health and is the home of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center, which provides services ranging from prevention and detection to surgical and non-surgical breast cancer treatment and reconstruction.
The Breast Center’s goal is to provide the highest quality “women-centered care.” In imaging, the focus is on offering the leading screening and diagnostic techniques, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MR. In the past decade, the Breast Center has invested in a range of technology and facility improvements intended to advance the quality of patient care. The facility began converting all mammography modalities to digital, a process that will be fully complete in 2012. They added breast MR as a diagnostic tool and implemented a CAD solution. They also realized the need for dedicated breast imaging and technical support staff and took steps to facilitate patient diagnosis and treatment.