Collaboration Enables Shift to Evidence-Based Decision Making and Patient-Focused Practice Improvement

Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC

Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC (PCP Imaging), experts in healthcare information technology and data analysis and management, today announce the results of their collaboration with Wake Radiology (WakeRad), a leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, and Vital Images (Vital), leaders in enterprise imaging, advanced visualization, and business intelligence applications.

The white paper, Creating Actionable Data for Strategic Development and Patient Care Quality Improvement, details the process and results of a comprehensive effort by all parties to establish a strategy and governance model that leverages WakeRad’s vast clinical, operational, and financial data to enable evidence-based decision making across their organization for patients and provide focused optimizations. The result was a set of eleven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and nine On-Demand Reports generated through the VitreaÒ Intelligence solution, which serve as the basis for WakeRad’s ongoing strategic management and continuous improvement efforts.

"The expertise of the Paragon team provided was invaluable for helping our leadership team to craft a strategy for continuous improvement and build effective governance and data models," added Matt Dewey, Chief Information Officer of WakeRad

Matt Dewey, CIO, WakeRad

“Being able to more effectively quantify and interpret the wide array of data found in any clinical practice into actionable insights is a critical success factor for driving evidence-based decision making,” said Jef Williams, Managing Partner of PCP Imaging, “which ultimately supports identification of tangible and measurable improvements across the organization, and can also deliver complete and quantifiable information for fulfilling state and federal quality mandates.”

“The expertise of the Paragon team provided was invaluable for helping our leadership team to craft a strategy for continuous improvement and build effective governance and data models,” added Matt Dewey, Chief Information Officer of WakeRad, “and with the Vitrea Intelligence solution we are now able to uncover key insights based on real data, not assumptions – into our referral rates, radiologist staffing optimization, location distribution, and more, which will strengthen our ability to deliver quality imaging services to our patients and referring communities and enhance our position across the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.”

Ben Slater, Director of Analytics Solutions at Vital stated, “The Vitrea Intelligence Practice Management solution was designed to simplify the management of imaging operations for healthcare leaders by providing tools such as real-time KPI dashboards, on-demand reporting, resource utilization analytics, and checklists for follow-up recommendations, which provide full transparency into all aspects of their operations”.

The PCP Imaging, WakeRad, and Vital collaboration has provided a model that can be leveraged by healthcare organizations to reveal key areas for clinical, operational, and fiscal performance and drive evidence-based continuous improvement programs.

For more information contact:

Jef Williams, Managing Partner

Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC

About Paragon Consulting Partners
Paragon Consulting Partners serves the healthcare industry as seasoned, strategic business and management advisors. They specialize in assisting medical organizations with their IT and technology infrastructure needs, including enterprise imaging, system design and implementation, data management, cardiovascular information systems, radiation dose programs, remediation technology, vendor selection, practice management and staffing needs. For more information, visit, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Wake Radiology
Founded in 1953, Wake Radiology is the Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) region’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging. It is the region’s largest outpatient imaging practice with nearly 50 radiologists who perform close to 600,000 procedures each year. It is the first outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle to earn the American College of Radiology’s prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation. Wake Radiology is an independent, locally owned and physician-led practice that actively supports the local community. Learn more at

About Vital Images
Vital Images, Inc., a Canon Group company, is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and enterprise informatics solutions to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit, or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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Paragon Health IT is a team of passionate healthcare professionals with more than 100 years of collective clinical, technical, and business leadership experience within the healthcare IT and imaging fields. Each member of the team contributes a unique set of skills that together guide collaborative efforts to unify and improve healthcare delivery alongside our care provider and vendor partners.

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