Image-Enabled Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) Transform Patient Care

Connecting Michigan for Health and moreRochester, N.Y., March 11, 2021eHealth Technologies, the leading provider in image-enabled HIEs will be showcasing its eHealth Connect® Image Exchange solution as a sponsor of the 2021 Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)’s virtual Connecting Michigan for Health And More Series. The first session is on Tuesday, March 23.

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.

  • 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
  • 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.

The latest offerings from eHealth Technologies include Transfer-to-PACS, Emergent, and Automated Imaging 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. 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, or prepare for transferring a critical emergency patient to an advanced care facility. This eHealthConnect® Image Exchange capability can dramatically improve patient outcomes by impacting the speed and quality of care.

Automated Imaging Workflow allows users to automatically identify and retrieve external relevant images from every connected facility across the community. Images are delivered into a local PACS or imaging system in advance of when they are needed with no time and labor required. This solution eliminates virtually ALL manual steps required to obtain prior images, helping clinicians provide faster treatment with accurate and more complete patient information.

“We are proud to partner with MiHIN and support the virtual Connecting Michigan for Health 2021 series, which will feature presentations and discussions on how health information, innovative solutions and one-connection technology is supporting better informed patient-centered care among Michigan’s users,” stated Gary Larson, Executive Vice President, General Manager, HIE Solutions at eHealth Technologies. “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.”

About eHealth Technologies

eHealth Technologies is the leading provider of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) and medical record retrieval and organization services. With customers across the country, eHealth Technologies works with prominent HIEs throughout the US and top-ranked hospitals, including 17 of the 20 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals for 2020-2021. 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. Learn more at opens in a new windoweHealth Technologies’ Connecting Michigan for Health online portal.

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