Image-Enabled Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) Transform Patient Care
Rochester, N.Y., September 25, 2018 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider in image-enabled HIEs will be showcasing its eHealth Connect® Image Exchange solution as a sponsor of the 2018 InterSystems Global Summit Conference in San Antonio, TX, September 30 – October 3, 2018.
Medical imaging consumes about 10% of all healthcare spending in the US. This high cost, coupled with the fact that imaging plays such a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of so many diseases, underscores the need to maximize its value by assuring that medical images are readily available for all care providers who need access.
eHealth Connect® Image Exchange allows care providers to share imaging studies for immediate community-wide access through their health information exchange (HIE) and has been built-in to the leading HIE solution platforms, including the InterSystems HealthShare Unified Care Record.
- 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 – such as the HealthShare Unified Care Record – 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.
- Care providers can readily collaborate by way of real-time image session sharing anywhere, anytime with a single click.
More recently, eHealth Connect® Image Exchange now includes Transfer-to-PACS and Emergent Workflows as capabilities that are embedded within the HIE.
Transfer-to-PACS enables HIE users to import fully-reconciled images from any connected external facility in the community directly into their PACS, with a single click from the HIE user interface such as the HealthShare Unified Care Record. There is no more efficient way to gain access and import the external images that are often vitally needed to understand disease progression and appropriately diagnose and treat complex diseases such as cancer. With eHealth Connect® Image Exchange, the most costly, labor-intensive processes associated with this necessary activity – such as locating the appropriate external images, requesting access, manually pushing them to the “cloud,” and matching patient identities; as well as burning, transporting, and uploading images from physical media – are eliminated in their entirety.
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 locally, 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 proud to partner with InterSystems and support the annual Global Summit, which is designed to bring together developers, technology, and healthcare leaders across the InterSystems HealthShare community. Improving health care through image-enabled HIEs has many benefits for care providers as well as patients, including streamlined workflows, faster diagnosis and treatment, and elimination of unnecessary repeated exams. We look forward to discussing these and other key benefits of efficient image delivery and how they impact patient care with HealthShare users,” stated Gary Larson, Executive Vice President, General Manager, HIE Solutions at eHealth Technologies.
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. With customers across the country, eHealth Technologies works with prominent HIEs throughout the US and over half of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, including 16 of the top 20 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals for 2018-2019. 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. Visit www.eHealthTechnologies.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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