"Radiologists need to double their efficiency and demonstrate their value..." a quote by Dr. Paul Chang at SIIM. Chang, vice chair of radiology informatics at the University of Chicago, argued that radiology needs next-generation technology to survive further commoditization of the specialty.

When we look around at what other industries are doing and how they are using technology, it isn't so much that radiology, or medicine in general needs to adopt cutting edge technology. Of course IBM's Watson offers some interesting possibilities. But there are other things, such as Walmart's famous use of technology as well as Target's predictive analytics. 

We need to use the data better. We need to demand that we capture more data than ever before. Make the data cleaner, so that we can answer questions at first and then start asking questions through our use of data to be able to operate better.


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