Image-Enabled Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) Transform Patient Care
Rochester, N.Y., June 11, 2019 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of image-enabled HIE solutions, will be showcasing eHealth Connect® Image Exchange at the 2019 North Dakota HIMSS Chapter Conference in Bismarck, ND, June 17, 2019.
Medical imaging consumes about 10% of all health care 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 their patients’ community-wide health record within an HIE portal, or from their EMR in conjunction with records delivered by the HIE.
- 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.
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. There is no more efficient way to 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 patient care for stroke, trauma, and other critical conditions. For the immediate 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 be part of the 2019 North Dakota HIMSS Chapter Conference, an event with sessions that focus on sharing best practices on the use of innovative systems, technologies, and processes to transform healthcare,” 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 16 of the 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.https://ehealthtechnologies.com/. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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