Image-Enabled Health Information Exchanges Transform Patient Care
eHealth Technologies, the leading provider in image-enabled health information exchanges (HIEs) will be exhibiting as a sponsor of the 2018 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, August 19-22, 2018.
Diagnostic imaging consumes over 10% of all healthcare costs, elevating the importance of image sharing capabilities for health systems around the country. There is also tremendous value that imaging plays in both diagnosing and treating many diseases.
eHealth Connect® Image Exchange allows clinicians to share imaging studies for immediate community-wide access by referring physicians and other specialists through their health information exchange (HIE) or electronic medical record (EMR) system.
- Providers can view images anywhere, anytime in full diagnostic quality within the context of a results report, CCD or any other medical record from an HIE portal, EMR, or any other system.
- Clinicians can readily access all images from all locations across the community with one click, view and/or compare in a common viewing session without first having to import to a local system or transfer to the cloud.
- Collaboration by way of real-time image session sharing with participating HIE care providers is possible anywhere, anytime with a single click.
The latest offerings from eHealth Technologies include Transfer-to-PACS and Emergent Workflows.
With Transfer-to-PACS workflow, HIE users can import and reconcile external images from anywhere in the community directly to their PACS with a single click from their HIE interface. This eliminates the most costly labor-intensive processes associated with importing necessary external prior imaging studies. Automating this process through an HIE eliminates the cost of manually reconciling studies before they can be imported; burning, transporting, and uploading studies from physical media; and maintaining complex point-to-point connections.
Emergent image sharing through HIEs expedites critical patient care for stroke, trauma, and other critical conditions. For critical care of stroke or trauma patients, providers can initiate real-time, potentially life-saving imaging consultations with specialists anywhere in the world. With a single click, images can instantly be shared to get a second opinion, consult with a specialist if one is not available in your hospital, or prepare for transferring a critical emergency patient to an advanced care facility. This newest eHealthConnect® Image Exchange capability can dramatically improve patient outcomes by impacting the speed and quality of care.
“We are thrilled to support SHIEC, a national collaborative representing health information exchanges and their strategic business and technology partners. Improving health care delivery through image-enabled HIEs has many benefits for both clinicians and patients, including streamlined workflows, faster diagnosis and treatment plans, and eliminating repeat testing. We look forward to discussing these and other key benefits of efficient image delivery and how they impact patient care,” stated Gary Larson, Executive Vice President, General Manager, HIE Solutions at eHealth Technologies.
We highly encourage attendees to stop by Booth #44 for additional information about eHealthConnect® Image Exchange at the SHIEC Conference.
About eHealth Technologies
eHealth Technologies is the leading provider of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) and clinical information services for aggregation of healthcare data, serving leading HIEs across the US and over half of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, including 17 of the top 20 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals for 2017-2018. eHealth Connect® Image Exchange enables HIE subscribers access to full diagnostic quality medical records in the context of the patient record. The company’s eHealth Connect® solutions enhance patient and physician satisfaction by streamlining care transitions and assuring physicians have the right information to care for their patients. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.