October 20, 2021
Technology

New security tech enables 75% cost avoidance for Oregon radiologists

Central Oregon Radiology Associates, Cascade Medical Imaging and Central Oregon Magnetic Resonance Imaging collectively exist to provide the full scope of quality diagnostic imaging services to the Central and Eastern Oregon communities.

They support more than 8,000 referring physicians across more than 50 locations and perform more than 400,000 studies a year, serving as the PACS platform for all the services, providers and locations.

THE PROBLEM

When Richard Stepanek joined CORA in January 2020 as CIO, his charge was to add focus to the security posture of the organization and ensure it was well positioned to support its PACS customers, radiologists and, of course, patients. And to do it as economically as possible – not a surprise to a healthcare CIO.

“This meant we needed to focus on security, business continuity, disaster recovery and keeping the lights on,” he explained….

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