Diagnostic-Quality Image Access and Collaboration for all Central New York Providers
NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 – eHealth Technologies, a leader in streamlining transitions of care including, securely delivering electronic diagnostic images to the users of health information exchange (HIE), and HealtheConnections, the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) of Central New York, have gone live with eHealth Connect® Image Exchange integrated with their new, Mirth HIE platform. HealtheConnections has been a customer of eHealth Connect® Image Exchange since 2010 and this service was deemed as an essential capability to retain, with their new HIE platform.
“Image Exchange is an integral component of our HIE, providing single click access to any X-ray, CT scan, MRI or ultrasound, right from the patients’ record,” shared Rob Hack, executive director of HealtheConnections. “eHealth Technologies provides valued and critical diagnostic image studies for our regional providers accessing patient consolidated health histories.”
Common problems that burden both patients and providers, such as lost medical images and films, non-viewable CDs, and large file transfers are eliminated. eHealth Connect® Image Exchange utilizes existing user authentication and patient consent infrastructure to image-enable HIEs, so that all authorized clinicians can seamlessly access, view, and collaborate on their patients’ diagnostic-quality images when and where they are needed, saving billions of healthcare dollars from being wasted on unnecessary repeated procedures.
“HealtheConnections and its participating provider communities of Central New York are leaders in HIE enabled patient care – delivering more effective and efficient healthcare for the 1.4 million people in the 11 counties the RHIO supports, “said Gary Larson, executive vice president at eHealth Technologies. “The collaboration of HealtheConnections and Mirth, with our team has produced a seamless transition for the more than 700 providers who rely on the RHIO’s image exchange services to manage care for the 72 percent of the population who have consented access.
About eHealth Technologies™
eHealth Technologies is a leading provider of continuity of care solutions, serving leading health information exchanges (HIEs) and over half of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, including 12 of the top 17 U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll Hospitals for 2012-2013. The company’s eHealth Connect® offering enhances patient and physician satisfaction by streamlining transitions of care, and by providing the right patient information – when and where it is needed. For more information visit www.https://ehealthtechnologies.com/
HealtheConnections (pronounced “healthy-connections”) is the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) of Central New York that is responsible for overseeing the secure, electronic health information exchange that gives authorized, participating medical providers access to complete patient medical histories and information in real-time. HealtheConnections brings together employers, hospitals, physicians, insurers and consumers to advance regional high-quality health care, access and safety while maintaining or decreasing costs. HealtheConnections serves the 1.4 million populations of 11 counties in the 60-plus-mile radius from Syracuse, New York: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Tompkins counties. For more information, visit www.healtheconnections.org.
About Mirth Corporation
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, Mirth Corporation is a global leader in health information technology. The company recently was recognized by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and the Health Story Project as one of the nation’s first vendors to successfully meet the Health Level Seven (HL7) Consolidated-CDA® (C-CDA) standard. These tests are a key component to achieving Meaningful Use 2 certification, a phased-in government mandate designed to improve health care quality, safety and efficiency through the promotion of health IT, including Electronic Health Records and private and secure electronic HIE.
In 2012, Mirth was recognized as one of the top vendors in HIE Client Satisfaction according to the market research firm Black Book. The Black Book Healthcare Information Rankings is one of the nation’s top measurements of technology and services in the health care industry.
The Mirth team is passionate about transforming the health care industry with their commercial and open source software and systems. Mirth technology is used daily by thousands of health professionals and institutions worldwide to streamline care management processes and to securely exchange health information across enterprises, communities and broad geographies. For more information, visit www.mirthcorp.com.