Regional PACS & Diagnostic Imaging Repositories (DI-r)

The Regional PACS & Diagnostic Imaging Repositories (DI-r) Practice Includes;

Strategic and tactical planning, funder liaison, business plan development, governance, conceptual and detailed planning and design, current state, current state analysis, future state, gap analysis, clinical transformation and change management, regional integration, standards compliance, implementation and transition to operations for Regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repositories including; Health Information Access Layers, Portals/DI Viewers, Clinical Data Repositories, and integration with provincial, regional and local business solutions and services. Descriptions of the key services are as follows;

Secure Funding

At Healthtech Consultants we stay up to date with Provincial, Territorial and National eHealth agendas, and strategic directions for large funding organizations such as Canada Health Infoway, Ministries of Health, and Ministries of Finance. As such, Healthtech has significant experience helping our clients secure funding for large complex regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repository projects.  Over the past several years, we have assisted our clients to secure more than $92 million in funding for planning, implementation and operations.

Governance

Healthtech Consultants have significant experience assisting our clients with the development and implementation of very successful governance structures for large complex regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repository initiatives. We clearly understand that the technology is only one piece of the solution. Stakeholder engagement, implementation of new and revised processes, change management, and the development of highly functional governance models are also key components of successful initiatives.  Healthtech also understands that governance structures, along with the unique requirements of the initiative, need to evolve through the various phases of the project from planning, through to implementation and transition to operations. Healthtech brings these skills to every project.

Planning

Healthtech provides comprehensive planning services for large complex regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repository initiatives. Examples of these services are as follows;

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of governance structure and agreement frameworks to ensure planning project success,
  • Liaison with funding organizations to secure project funding, and to develop appropriate project initiation documentation (Funding Agreements, Charter, Statement of Work, Project Plan, Project Budget, etc.),
  • Implement Project Management Office, tool-kit and regular status, risk management and financial reporting
  • Communication Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Current State and Current State Analysis,
  • Future State Architecture,
  • Privacy and Security Artifacts; Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), Threat Risk Assessment (TRA), Privacy and Security Architecture,
  • Gap Analysis, Needs and Readiness Assessments,
  • Functional and Technical Requirements,
  • Business Pan,
  • Implementation Plan, and
  • Procurement documents and facilitation of the procurement process.

Implementation

Healthtech provides comprehensive implementation services for large complex regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repository initiatives. Key examples of these services are as follows;

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of governance structure and agreement frameworks to ensure implementation project success,
  • Liaison with funding organizations to secure project funding, and to develop appropriate project initiation documentation (Funding Agreements, Charter, Statement of Work, Project Plan, Project Budget, etc.),
  • Implement Project Management Office, tool-kit and regular status, risk management and financial reporting
  • Facilitate procurement process
  • Facilitate vendor selection and contract negotiations
  • Manage Vendor Contract
  • Communication Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Refresh Current State and Current State Analysis,
  • Refresh Future State Architecture,
  • Refresh Privacy and Security Artifacts; Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), Threat Risk Assessment (TRA), Privacy and Security Architecture,
  • Refresh Gap Analysis, Needs and Readiness Assessments
  • Refresh Business Pan
  • Refresh Implementation Plan
  • Transition to operations (see “Operations” below)
  • Implement, test, go-live, change management
  • Adoption and benefits evaluation

Operations

Healthtech has strong expertise with the management and operations of large complex IT operations, and more specifically with the planning and transition to operations of large complex regional PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Repository initiatives.  Key examples of services offered are as follows;

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the governance structure and agreement frameworks to ensure successful operations,
  • Facilitate the negotiation and implementation of vendor operations / maintenance contract(s), Acceptance Test Plan, Key Performance Indicators, etc.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of Service Level Agreements
  • Plan and lead the implementation of operations and ongoing support
  • Manage Vendor Contract and Service Level Agreements
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Adoption and benefits evaluation