The ability to exchange clinical images and data is a long-held goal of the Strategic Radiology coalition. With the introduction of SR Connect, Strategic Radiology enters a new chapter of clinical collaboration with a cloud-based, clinical data-exchange infrastructure.
SR Connect is the facilitating platform for clinical collaboration among Strategic Radiology member groups. Featuring a hub-and-spokes architecture, SR Connect optimizes rather than duplicates the IT investments of individual member groups. It centralizes data exchange through a secure private cloud environment and provides access to radiology applications as needed by members.
SR Connect's first use case is a Peer Learning and Improvement Pilot under development within the protected environment of the SR-Patient Safety Organization. The Pilot aims to:
• reduce bias through anonymity
• achieve 100% subspecialty-focus
• provide meaningful feedback via standardized forms
• include a learning component and reinforce non-punitive culture
SR Connect will offer a platform for future collaborative initiatives among member groups by providing access to tools as needed, such as:
• machine learning and AI applications
• a universal worklist
• a common reading platform
The vision is for all collaborative image exchange to pass through SR Connect, including:
• after-hours subspecialty coverage
• centers of excellence
• cross-coverage arrangements between practices
The Strategic Radiology Subspecialized Reading Network provides after-hours final subspecialized interpretations for member practices in pediatric, body, emergency, musculoskeletal, and neuro radiology, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, vascular imaging, and general radiology.
The following vendor partners provide enabling technology for SR Connect:
Mach7—Enterprise Imaging Platform capable of accommodating the full range of radiological applications as needed
Radius—private radiology cloud service to securely exchange images