The monthly top 7: July, 2020


Wow. July is gone.

Did I say something wrong?

Before we bid adieu to the greatest month in the northern hemisphere – and home to my birthday! – I’d like to share a few facts about July.

July is the month when the Apollo 11 Mission landed on the moon in 1969. It’s also the month when crop circles usually start appearing in corn fields, as the stalks are high enough for extraterrestrials to create massive, intricate geometric patterns in an effort to “provoke puzzlement, delight, and intrigue,” according to Live Science.

Meanwhile, July 2 is World UFO Day.

Coincidences? I think not.

Now the news.

The top 7

July is the seventh month of the year. Therefore, instead of the usual five, here are your top seven blog posts.


1. Tales from treating COVID-19: Building PCs from scratch and implementing software solutions in days

Based on the popularity of this blog post, it’s clear that many of you out there are interested in learning some best practices on how healthcare providers can use technology, ingenuity, and innovation to fight COVID-19. From embracing telehealth to implementing solutions in days instead of months, it’s all about speed, safety, and collaboration.

“What we did in six months, we need to do in six days,” said Colleen Sirhal, chief clinical officer at Hyland.

Check out this post by Tom Tennant, content marketing manager for Hyland Healthcare, to learn how Yale New Haven Health System and Franciscan Health are delivering life-saving patient care while protecting staff members.

2. The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems from an imaging point-of-view

Tom Tennant is at it again, delivering an excellent summary of a Hyland-sponsored discussion about enterprise imaging. Check out his post to see why experts believe a flexible imaging infrastructure positions healthcare providers to quickly adapt to changing conditions during the ongoing pandemic.

“Some organizations get it,” said Joseph Marion, principal at Healthcare Integration Strategies. “They have a defined enterprise imaging strategy, they’re executing on it, they’ve defined governance, and they have a budgeting model. Others are kicking that can down the road, milking out their existing imaging solutions, continuing to invest in point and specialty solutions, and just thinking the whole thing is going to go away. Which it is not.”

3. Managing clinical information when telehealth is the new normal  telehealth appointment

When COVID-19 placed many countries into lockdown, healthcare providers were forced to identify new ways to examine and treat patients while limiting the risk of spreading the infection.

Telehealth became the ideal solution, writes Ken Congdon, team lead of solution marketing at Hyland. And it’s here to stay.

Check out his blog post to find ways to enhance your clinical information systems to address new virtual demands and help improve patient care.

4. A picture is worth a thousand words: The role of photography in patient care – Part 2

As you can see, Tom Tennant was busy last month. And many of you were glad he was.

Check out his second installment of a two-part series that details how technology can help solve some of the challenges the clinical side of health care facilities are facing during the pandemic. And a big part of that technology is clinical photography.

“My approach has always been to create technology that enables the clinical side and not vice versa,” said Matt Bishop, enterprise imaging architect at Unity Point Health. “This is a clinical problem, not a technical problem, but technology needs to be there to help solve it.”

5. SIIM Virtual Meeting offers niche imaging value in altered format

A powerful enterprise imaging solution helps providers acquire medical images and/or videos from disparate silos and links them to larger repositories such as a picture archiving and communications system (PACS), vendor neutral archive (VNA), and even an electronic medical record (EMR), writes Jon Shurtz, manager of Hyland’s PACSgear partnership program.

Moreover, it does all of this in the context of the patient record, providing a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical imaging history from a single source.

Check out Jon’s post to see his highlights from attending the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting, which was held virtually this year.

6. Experience the evolution: #CommunityLIVE 2020 registration is now open!

The evolution of CommunityLIVE into a virtual experience this year is the right thing to do to keep everyone healthy and safe. But it’s also an opportunity to engage with a broader, more diverse audience than ever before.

Because this year, you can attend from the convenience of your own home or office.

Check out this blog post by Amy Maxey, manager of Hyland’s global conferences, for a sneak peek into what CommunityLIVE will look and feel like this October 5 – 9.

7. A picture is worth a thousand words: The role of photography in patient care – Part 1

Yep. Tom Tennant owned July.

Check out the first part of his series to find out how making each patient care written assessment more descriptive improves specialized treatment. And it all starts with a clinical photography strategy.

“When the written word is supported by visual images, the patient story is instantly much richer,” said Julie McDonald, senior customer advisor at Hyland Healthcare. “And those supportive images can put all stakeholders in patient care on a more level field of understanding.”

Unidentified flying objectives

That’s it. See you next month.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for extraterrestrials in corn fields. They’re out there.

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he’s a content marketing manager at Hyland, as well as the editor... read more about: Scoop Skupien

1 Response

  1. Avatar dave skupien says:

    Excellent Blog as usual. Thank you.

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