A few stories that caught our attention this week include how successful collaboration focuses on enabling business activities, not expanding access to information, and how barcodes are helping miners in the Congo sell their products abroad.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
Medical imaging saves money, lives - Billings Gazette
By Kathleen Ryan, M.D.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, access to medical imaging is directly linked to greater life expectancy. Americans with greater access to medical imaging scans live longer than those without. Deaths from breast cancer and other serious illnesses have plummeted largely due to early diagnosis and treatment made possible by imaging scans.
Collaboration: It’s about people and processes - ComputerWorld
By Alex Jasper
While it’s true that we often collaborate around information, we shouldn’t make the mistake of believing that collaboration is about information. Better access to more information doesn’t improve productivity unless it enables business activities that weren’t possible before (e.g., analytics) or accelerates existing activities. Real collaboration is about improving the processes that people use to get their jobs done.
Read more to find out how the numbers indicate an expected increase in electronic health record (EHR) use within the next year.