Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR"

Transcription

1 Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR MU2 Implications for Hospitals, Imaging Providers and EHR Vendors A Merge Healthcare Whitepaper

2 Introduction Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 has new requirements for imaging that need to be implemented by One of the core requirements mandates that electronic health records (EHRs) must enable computerized physician order entry (CPOE) for 30% of radiology exam orders. In addition, eligible professionals and hospitals must select and implement three items from a menu of six options. One option is a requirement to provide access to imaging results and information through certified Electronic Health Record technology (CERHT) for at least 10% of all images a physician accesses. Since physicians are only required to implement three of six menu items to comply with MU Stage 2, not all will choose to image-enable their EHRs. However, EHR vendors, hospitals and imaging centers must be prepared to support those physicians who do select this option. To meet MU Stage 2 image requirements: Hospitals and independent imaging centers will need to be able to: > Distribute imaging results to referring physicians EHRs > allow referring physicians to view images directly from their certified EHRs > share images from their various imaging systems with all of the certified EHRs used by referring physicians EHR vendors must enable their systems to: > support CPOE for radiology exams > Provide access to images and results (i.e. radiology and cardiology reports) This paper provides an overview of how organizations can benefit from image-enabling EHRs, what capabilities to look for when planning for image-enablement, and how Merge Healthcare s solutions are already helping hospitals, imaging centers and EHR vendors image-enable EHRs. Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR In addition to helping hospitals, imaging centers and physicians comply with MU Stage 2 requirements, image-enabling EHRs offers additional benefits such as increasing referrals and productivity, optimizing operational efficiency, improving patient safety, enhancing the quality of care and reducing costs. Below are more details on how organizations can benefit. Since each referring physician contributes about $1.5 million in annual revenue to an imaging center, a critical business objective of most imaging centers is to retain and build a solid base of referring physicians. Growing or Maintaining Physician Referrals By integrating imaging systems and processes with image-enabled EHRs, hospital-based and independent imaging centers can help to ensure that referring physicians are satisfied with the level of service they and their patients are receiving. Since each referring physician contributes about $1.5 million in annual revenue to an imaging center, a critical business objective of most imaging centers is to retain and build a solid base of referring physicians. Increasing Productivity and Efficiencies Most physicians refer patients to several imaging providers and each provider has their own method for receiving orders, delivering results and providing access to images. Some require physicians to place orders via electronic message, others want orders faxed in a variety of formats and a few use handwritten requests. The variations in image ordering and report distribution workflows result in management processes that are error prone, require expensive manual methods, and introduce operational inefficiencies for both imaging providers and referring physicians. Image-enabling EHRs increases productivity and efficiencies by Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR A MERGE HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER 2

3 eliminating operational variations through streamlined imaging workflows and standardized processes for ordering imaging procedures, distributing reports and viewing images. Enhancing Patient Care An image-enabled EHR helps to improve the quality of patient care and makes it easier for physicians to diagnose conditions. By providing access to all images and image information within the EHR at the point of care, workflow is simplified because physicians can view a more complete picture of each patient s health report in one central location, including prior imaging studies that may help them more easily identify trends. Better Information Sharing with Patients and Across Organizations The value a physician places on an EHR deployment increases when the system makes it easier for them to interact with patients while showing them their images. Image-enabling the EHR can enrich the physician-patient relationship, help provide patients with a better understanding of their condition, and improve patient compliance with treatment recommendations. Reducing Duplication Costs and Radiation Exposure The ability to easily access imaging studies from multiple sources from within a physician s EHR system can reduce the number of duplicate tests ordered. This ultimately lowers the cost of care and decreases patients radiation exposure. Duplicate test rates can be reduced further when a cloud-based archive is deployed that enables authorized providers across organizations to easily access all existing imaging studies conducted on their patients, not just the images they ordered. Image-enabling EHRs as part of MU Stage 2 compliance provides many advantages. Nevertheless the implementation process can be quite complex for everyone involved: EHR vendors, imaging providers and physicians. The next section discusses the capabilities that organizations should look for to support imageenabled EHRs in the easiest and most costeffective way. Capabilities Needed for Image-Enabling EHRs As EHR vendors, hospitals and imaging centers plan to image-enable EHRs, they should look for solutions that are easy to deploy and manage and partners who can help them streamline their image-enablement processes. The ability to easily access imaging studies from multiple sources from within a physician s EHR can reduce the number of duplicate tests ordered, ultimately lowering the cost of care and decreasing patients radiation exposure. Technology solutions and services should include the following capabilities: Rapid, Cost-Effective Deployment Hospital-based and independent imaging centers and physician offices should be able to communicate cost effectively and with minimal effort. Therefore, the integration of imaging systems and EHRs must leverage existing investments and be nondisruptive to ongoing operations. Implementation times and costs for integration can vary widely depending on whether a central hub or point-to-point architecture is selected. The best approach is usually a central hub that routes orders and reports between imaging providers and referring physicians, and directs viewing requests to the viewer that is closest to where the images reside. Central hubs can be easier, faster and far less inexpensive to implement because they dramatically reduce the number of interfaces needed to connect imaging systems and EHRs. Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR A MERGE HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER 3

4 A point-to-point approach is more costly and time-consuming because of the numerous Health Level Seven (HL7) connections that must be built to address all possible connections between imaging providers and all the various EHRs in the community. In addition, a point-to-point architecture often requires virtual private networks (VPNs) to enable messages to move back and forth securely. For example, in a city with 100 imaging centers and 10,000 physician offices, one million connections would need to be built to support image access and information exchange between these systems, compared to thousands of connections for a central hub approach. Easy Image Viewing and Archiving Image-enabled EHR solutions should allow archiving and viewing of any image or image type, regardless of where the image is stored or where the study was conducted. One important solution component is a true zero-client viewer that reduces deployment, maintenance and support costs because no software has to be installed on the device used to view the images and information. Some EHRs already enable viewing of images for a particular type of specialty, such as OB/GYN ultrasounds, but do not support all of the image types needed for compliance with MU Stage 2. Scaling these single-purpose solutions to support all image types and standards is an extremely complex process due to the wide range of image types: radiology, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, OB/GYN, pathology, dermatology, etc. A better approach for most organizations that want to comply with MU Stage 2 image access rules is to adopt a centralized method to archive and view images and provide complete patient information, including priors. Security and HIPAA Compliance Cloud-based storage solutions can deliver a number of benefits, including: Providing physicians with access to images and reports from their offices or other offsite locations Meeting HIPAA mandates that require imaging centers to maintain a second copy of images in the event of a disaster Enabling community physicians to access images without allowing their EHRs to penetrate the security firewalls of imaging providers Despite the many benefits, multiple regulatory and compliance issues are introduced when images are moved to the cloud for storage and viewing, or when the EHRs of referring physicians can view exams using viewers installed on the imaging providers network. However, these issues can be addressed with the deployment of technologies that encrypt data in motion and at rest, and provide strong authentication processes. Industry Standards: DICOM, HL7 and IHE The technologies used to image-enable EHRs should support industry standards such as Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), HL7 and Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE). > DICOM: Storing images from multiple modalities and systems, accepting and cleansing all variations of DICOM, and providing EHRs with DICOM formats they can view > HL7: Messaging for ordering images, sending image results, and updating patient demographic information > IHE: Consistent Time Integration Profile (CT), Cross-enterprise Imaging Information Sharing (XDS-i) and Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA), etc. Scalable System and Strategy The system should accommodate all image types and rapid growth in the number of images and users. These capabilities are especially important as the healthcare industry continues to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions and health information exchange (HIE) becomes more prevalent. Implementing a vendor-neutral archive Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR A MERGE HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER 4

5 as part of the underlying solution is often the best approach to ensure a scalable solution and the ability to meet real-world demands over time. Extensive Clinical Workflow and DICOM Experience The process of image-enabling the EHR can be extremely complex for those EHR vendors and imaging centers that decide to implement these capabilities using internal resources. Not only must the internal team have expertise in the EHR systems deployed in local markets and all of the various imaging systems and formats, but they must also have a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance requirements, industry standards and how proprietary solutions deviate from industry standards. Merge s iconnect Enterprise Clinical Platform is an integrated solution suite that delivers complete image interoperability while also serving as a foundation for a comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy. In addition, the job of an internal team doesn t end once an image-enabled EHR solution has been integrated and tested. They must also maintain and upgrade systems over time and continuously ensure they are in compliance with MU requirements. Due to the many complexities involved when image-enabling the EHR, most organizations will be better served by partnering with an imaging expert that can support their image-enablement efforts. It is important for organizations to select a partner that understands all aspects of imaging modalities and workflows, has the bandwidth and resources to address their issues and has a proven track record of implementing projects that support MU Stage 2 image access requirements. Image-enabling EHRs can be accomplished easily and cost effectively when technology solutions and services with the capabilities recommended above are selected. Once deployed, these solutions will ensure that organizations are in compliance with MU Stage 2 and provide many other cost, efficiency and quality of care benefits. Merge Healthcare: Market Leader and Expert at Image-Enabling EHRs Merge is a leading provider of enterprise image management solutions, radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and services that enable MU compliance, increase efficiencies, decrease costs and accelerate patient care. Merge customers include more than 6,000 clinics and labs and 1,500 hospitals with installations spanning radiology, cardiology, orthopedics and ophthalmology. The Merge professional services team has a deep understanding of the issues and requirements of enterprise-wide imaging environments and image-enabling EHRs, and a proven track record of planning and implementing more than 5,000 successful deployments. Merge has a range of solutions that enable hospitals to qualify to receive Meaningful Use incentives, and allow referring physicians, who are not based at or affiliated with a hospital or imaging center, to view images and information created at those facilities from image-enabled EHRs in their offices. Merge s iconnect Enterprise Clinical Platform is an integrated solution suite that delivers complete image interoperability while also serving as a foundation for a comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy. The platform includes: iconnect Access: A zero-download DICOM and XDS viewer that supports image viewing from any browser-based device. iconnect Access can be embedded within an EHR or hospital health information system to deliver immediate access to images, improve physician workflow and patient interaction, and help hospitals and imaging centers Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR A MERGE HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER 5

6 expand their valuable referral networks iconnect Share: An intelligent Internet DICOM gateway for image sharing between enterprises. iconnect Share shares and stores images and information in real time over the Internet, converts images into local formats for easy exchange and archiving, reduces time to treatment, and increases compatibility with existing technology investments iconnect Enterprise Archive: A vendorneutral archive (VNA) that was named the global market leader in VNAs in a 2012 InMedica Report. iconnect Enterprise Archive consolidates, standardizes and archives images and data from disparate PACS, specialties and sites to provide a patientcentric view of all diagnostic images, enable trend analysis and reduce duplicate tests. Merge is a co-founder and the number one provider of DICOM solutions globally, actively participates in IHE Connectathons, and has over 90 patents in imaging and health information technology. With over 20 years of experience and the broadest solutions in the industry, Merge is the partner organizations can depend on to meet their current and future imaging requirements. For more information, visit merge.com. 200 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL x3 merge.com 2012 Merge Healthcare Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR A MERGE HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER 6

There has to be more: iconnect Blends XDS and Image Exchange. A Merge White Paper

There has to be more: iconnect Blends XDS and Image Exchange. A Merge White Paper There has to be more: iconnect Blends XDS and Image Exchange A Merge White Paper The Challenge You wouldn t buy a new home without seeing it. A mechanic wouldn t troubleshoot your car without first looking

More information

CONTENT CLINICAL IMAGE & Management, Redefined. EMC Perspective

CONTENT CLINICAL IMAGE & Management, Redefined. EMC Perspective CLINICAL IMAGE & CONTENT Management, Redefined EMC Perspective Redefining how diagnostic images and unstructured content are managed and shared for an integrated, patient-centric view across the healthcare

More information

INVESTOR PRESENTATION

INVESTOR PRESENTATION INVESTOR PRESENTATION November 2012 today s agenda 2 Latest Announcements Merge to Connect to Surescripts Clinical Network Merge Named to EMC Select Program Merge Unveils New Mobile & Internet Platform

More information

Dell s Unified Clinical Archive Solution

Dell s Unified Clinical Archive Solution Securely store and share data with multiple caregivers. Dell s Unified Clinical Archive Solution Dell s Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) offers a single-source, end-to-end solution for your medical imaging

More information

Merge s Advanced Cardiology Solutions

Merge s Advanced Cardiology Solutions A Merge Cardiology Solutions Brochure Merge s Advanced Cardiology Solutions Anywhere, any time access to cardiology images and clinical data Learn how accessing, managing and sharing critical patient information,

More information

Achieving Cost-Effective, Vendor-Neutral Archiving For Your Enterprise

Achieving Cost-Effective, Vendor-Neutral Archiving For Your Enterprise Achieving Cost-Effective, Vendor-Neutral Archiving For Your Enterprise How To Merchandise Data for Clinical Use By: Eran Galil, PACS/Archive Product Manager, Carestream Health, BBM JoAnn Linder, RIS/PACS/Archive

More information

How a Vendor-Neutral Archive Can Support You Through Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Beyond

How a Vendor-Neutral Archive Can Support You Through Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Beyond How a Vendor-Neutral Archive Can Support You Through Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Beyond By Dr. James Whitfill April 2015 Sponsored by: Hitachi Data Systems Contents Executive Summary... 2 Demystifying Stage

More information

Meaningful Use Stage 2. Creating the Foundation for Population Health

Meaningful Use Stage 2. Creating the Foundation for Population Health Meaningful Use Stage 2 Creating the Foundation Creating the Foundation You ve downloaded this ebook just in time. Are you ready to begin building toward Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2? Each MU requirement

More information

The Imaging Continuum

The Imaging Continuum The Imaging Continuum The Imaging Continuum Systems 20092014 Mach7 Technologies Page 1 of 9 The Imaging Continuum Table of Contents Abstract...3 The Growing Importance of Image Data Ownership, Access,

More information

Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation. February 2015

Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation. February 2015 Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation February 2015 Forward Looking Statements The matters discussed in this presentation may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks

More information

Investor Presentation. December 2013

Investor Presentation. December 2013 Investor Presentation December 2013 Forward Looking Statement 2 The matters discussed in this presentation may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

More information

WHITEPAPER WHITEPAPER. Enterprise Imaging and Value-Based Care. It s time for an enterprise-wide approach to medical imaging

WHITEPAPER WHITEPAPER. Enterprise Imaging and Value-Based Care. It s time for an enterprise-wide approach to medical imaging Enterprise Imaging and Value-Based Care It s time for an enterprise-wide approach to medical imaging 1 Table of content Executive Summary...3 1. Features of a Value-Based Care Model...3 2. The Significance

More information

Dionseq Uatummy Odolorem Vel

Dionseq Uatummy Odolorem Vel W H I T E P A P E R Aciduisismodo Hitachi Clinical Dolore Repository Eolore Dionseq Uatummy Odolorem Vel Address the Multidepartmental Digital Imaging Conundrum with Enterprise-level Data Management By

More information

POWERFUL CONNECTIVITY. MULTIPLE SITES AND VENDORS. A SINGLE GLOBAL WORKLIST. Vue Connect. Enterprise IMAGE/ARTWORK AREA

POWERFUL CONNECTIVITY. MULTIPLE SITES AND VENDORS. A SINGLE GLOBAL WORKLIST. Vue Connect. Enterprise IMAGE/ARTWORK AREA Vue Connect Enterprise Workflow MULTIPLE SITES AND VENDORS. A SINGLE GLOBAL WORKLIST. For enterprises comprising multiple sites, a range of facility types, varying departmental workflow and imaging platforms

More information

Raising Your Expectations on Data Integration

Raising Your Expectations on Data Integration White Paper HL7 Interoperability as a Cloud Service Raising Your Expectations on Data Integration Executive Summary Healthcare IT has traditionally comprised a collection of dissimilar solutions selected

More information

Vendor-neutral, cloud-based medical image archiving

Vendor-neutral, cloud-based medical image archiving Vendor-neutral, cloud-based medical image archiving Healthcare organizations worldwide struggle to manage the exploding growth and complexity of digital patient information across disparate facilities,

More information

The Universal Medical Viewer. Selecting Technology to Meet Your Needs

The Universal Medical Viewer. Selecting Technology to Meet Your Needs The Universal Medical Viewer Selecting Technology to Meet Your Needs Executive Summary: In today s rapidly evolving healthcare environment, the need for cross-department and cross-enterprise information

More information

Streamlining Medical Image Access and Sharing: Integrating Image Workflow and Patient Referrals

Streamlining Medical Image Access and Sharing: Integrating Image Workflow and Patient Referrals Streamlining Medical Image Access and Sharing: Integrating Image Workflow and Patient Referrals By Ken H. Rosenfeld, President, ; January 2014 WHITE PAPER Introduction Managing transitions of care continues

More information

Testimony of Michael Raymer Vice President and General Manager of Global Product Strategy GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions. in Support of HR 2406

Testimony of Michael Raymer Vice President and General Manager of Global Product Strategy GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions. in Support of HR 2406 GE Healthcare IITS Testimony for House Sci/Tech Subcommittee FINAL September 24, 2007 Firmani + Associates, Inc. Testimony of Michael Raymer Vice President and General Manager of Global Product Strategy

More information

Context. Accessibility. Relevance.

Context. Accessibility. Relevance. CLINICAL COLLABORATION PLATFORM Context. Accessibility. Relevance. CLINICAL DATA WORKFLOW FOR MEANINGFUL COLLABORATION. Connect. Collaborate. Care. Give physicians and administrators the clinical support

More information

The VNA Era. Paving the Way for the High-Definition EHR. Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper

The VNA Era. Paving the Way for the High-Definition EHR. Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper The VNA Era Paving the Way for the High-Definition EHR Shannon M. Werb Chief Strategy Officer Chief Operating Officer Larry Sitka Acuo Founder Contents Introduction...

More information

Developing an Enterprise Imaging Strategy with VNA April 15, 2015

Developing an Enterprise Imaging Strategy with VNA April 15, 2015 Developing an Enterprise Imaging Strategy with VNA April 15, 2015 Lynn A. Gibson, M.B.A./Vice President and CTO/CHRISTUS Health Larry Sitka/Principal Solution Architect-Lexmark Healthcare/Founder of Acuo

More information

Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation

Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation Merge Healthcare Investor Presentation January 2015 1 Forward Looking Statement The matters discussed in this presentation may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks

More information

With reimbursements plummeting, leaving

With reimbursements plummeting, leaving A view of the future image exchange Cristen Bolan, MS With reimbursements plummeting, leaving financial growth at many health care practices flat, investing in more IT infrastructure seems counterintuitive.

More information

LIBERATING TECHNOLOGY. SEAMLESS SIMPLICITY. Vue for. Cloud Services

LIBERATING TECHNOLOGY. SEAMLESS SIMPLICITY. Vue for. Cloud Services Vue for Cloud Services SEAMLESS SIMPLICITY. Clinicians and referring physicians need the freedom to access patient data quickly and efficiently. But the cost constraints and complexity of owning and maintaining

More information

Smarter Planet: Healthcare Interoperability Solutions

Smarter Planet: Healthcare Interoperability Solutions IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences Dynamic Infrastructure Smarter Planet: Healthcare Interoperability Solutions Marcin Kaczmarski December 2009 OUR VISION IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences: Let s Build a

More information

Managing Images Across the Enterprise. Kim Garriott & Louis Lannum July 30, 2015

Managing Images Across the Enterprise. Kim Garriott & Louis Lannum July 30, 2015 Managing Images Across the Enterprise Kim Garriott & Louis Lannum July 30, 2015 Objectives Summarize what an enterprise imaging strategy is and address key components Discuss the role of Clinical Engineering

More information

New Radiology Infrastructure Delivers Effi cient Information Sharing By Existing RIS/PACS Platforms

New Radiology Infrastructure Delivers Effi cient Information Sharing By Existing RIS/PACS Platforms New Radiology Infrastructure Delivers Effi cient Information Sharing By Existing RIS/PACS Platforms SuperPACS Architecture Boosts Productivity, Lowers Costs For Imaging Services Providers By: Patrick Koch

More information

EMC PERSPECTIVE. The Private Cloud for Healthcare Enables Coordinated Patient Care

EMC PERSPECTIVE. The Private Cloud for Healthcare Enables Coordinated Patient Care EMC PERSPECTIVE The Private Cloud for Healthcare Enables Coordinated Patient Care Table of Contents A paradigm shift for Healthcare IT...................................................... 3 Cloud computing

More information

IDC HEALTH INSIGHTS OPINION

IDC HEALTH INSIGHTS OPINION Best Practices: Case Study Vendor Neutral Archiving Drives Improved Productivity, Storage Costs, and Care Quality at London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario IDC Health Insights: Healthcare Provider IT Strategies

More information

WHITEPAPER. How Intelligent Indexing & Workflow Empower An Image-Enabled EHR

WHITEPAPER. How Intelligent Indexing & Workflow Empower An Image-Enabled EHR WHITEPAPER How Intelligent Indexing & Workflow Empower An Image-Enabled EHR How Intelligent Indexing & Workflow Empower An Image-Enabled EHR The value of enterprise imaging a centralized system that integrates

More information

Managing Non-DICOM Images within an Enterprise Imaging Solution A Workflow-based Strategy for the Growing Volumes of Patient Image Data

Managing Non-DICOM Images within an Enterprise Imaging Solution A Workflow-based Strategy for the Growing Volumes of Patient Image Data A Merge White Paper Managing Non-DICOM Images within an Enterprise Imaging Solution A Workflow-based Strategy for the Growing Volumes of Patient Image Data In hospitals and health systems today, providers

More information

PACS A WEB-BASED APPLICATION DESIGNED TO AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW.

PACS A WEB-BASED APPLICATION DESIGNED TO AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW. A WEB-BASED APPLICATION DESIGNED TO AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW. Our Company Our Mission is Simple Our company is Canadian and was established in 1994. After 20 years, we continue to be a leading IT software

More information

For the Product Leadership Award, the following criteria were used to benchmark Merge Healthcare s performance against key competitors:

For the Product Leadership Award, the following criteria were used to benchmark Merge Healthcare s performance against key competitors: Product Leadership Award Medical Imaging Interoperability Solutions North America, 2013 Frost & Sullivan sglobal Research Platform Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research

More information

GE Healthcare. Centricity * Clinical Archive. Unify patient images and documents across the care continuum

GE Healthcare. Centricity * Clinical Archive. Unify patient images and documents across the care continuum GE Healthcare Centricity * Clinical Archive Unify patient images and documents across the care continuum Transform departmental silos into powerful, information sharing engines Helping to drive efficiency,

More information

7/23/2015. Cleveland Clinic s Enterprise Imaging Strategy. Imaging Strategy. Optimizing Your EMR with an Enterprise

7/23/2015. Cleveland Clinic s Enterprise Imaging Strategy. Imaging Strategy. Optimizing Your EMR with an Enterprise Cleveland Clinic s Enterprise Imaging Strategy Optimizing Your EMR with an Enterprise Imaging Strategy Louis M Lannum Director, Enterprise Imaging Cleveland Clinic Kim Garriott Principal Consultant U.S.

More information

Three Business Challenges Every Medical Practice Needs to Know About

Three Business Challenges Every Medical Practice Needs to Know About Three Business Challenges Every Medical Practice Needs to Know About As medical practices adapt to increasing technology, security and government requirements, it can be a challenge to serve patients effectively

More information

Automated Retinal Imaging for Enterprise Screening

Automated Retinal Imaging for Enterprise Screening A Merge White Paper Automated Retinal Imaging for Enterprise Screening How to Improve Population Health and Reduce Care Costs with Cloud-enabled, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Technology As the rates

More information

Meaningful Use for Radiology Frequently Asked Questions

Meaningful Use for Radiology Frequently Asked Questions www.merge.com Meaningful Use for Radiology Frequently Asked Questions What is Meaningful Use? Meaningful Use is broad terminology that refers to a government sponsored initiative that has been designed

More information

IMAGE SHARING. Review and Update - A Fond Farewell to CDs 2012

IMAGE SHARING. Review and Update - A Fond Farewell to CDs 2012 IMAGE SHARING Review and Update - A Fond Farewell to CDs 2012 David S. Mendelson, M.D. Professor of Radiology Chief of Clinical Informatics The Mount Sinai Medical Center Co-chair IHE International Board

More information

IHE s Contribution to Telecardiology. Nick Gawrit, heartbase Antje Schroeder, Siemens Healthcare Paul Dow, ACC Charles Parisot, GE

IHE s Contribution to Telecardiology. Nick Gawrit, heartbase Antje Schroeder, Siemens Healthcare Paul Dow, ACC Charles Parisot, GE IHE s Contribution to Telecardiology Nick Gawrit, heartbase Antje Schroeder, Siemens Healthcare Paul Dow, ACC Charles Parisot, GE Interoperability: From a problem to a solution Base Standards IETF Profile

More information

EMC Open Systems Archive Solution for Healthcare Organizations

EMC Open Systems Archive Solution for Healthcare Organizations solution overview EMC Open Systems Archive Solution for Healthcare Organizations Adding intelligence transforms information into knowledge Forty percent of CIOs responding said that they expect to migrate

More information

Next Generation PACS: Design & Architecture (Standards based VNA concepts) November 8, 2010

Next Generation PACS: Design & Architecture (Standards based VNA concepts) November 8, 2010 Next Generation PACS: Design & Architecture (Standards based VNA concepts) November 8, 2010 Choice Agenda! Current State! Market Research How customer view their next PACS Top Reasons for Considering a

More information

EMC DOCUMENTUM CONTENT ENABLED EMR Enhance the value of your EMR investment by accessing the complete patient record.

EMC DOCUMENTUM CONTENT ENABLED EMR Enhance the value of your EMR investment by accessing the complete patient record. EMC DOCUMENTUM CONTENT ENABLED EMR Enhance the value of your EMR investment by accessing the complete patient record. ESSENTIALS Provide access to records ingested from other systems Capture all content

More information

Healthcare Solutions Nuance PowerShare Network. PowerShare. The industry s largest medical imaging network.

Healthcare Solutions Nuance PowerShare Network. PowerShare. The industry s largest medical imaging network. PowerShare. The industry s largest medical imaging network. 2 Easily find other providers and begin sharing in minutes. The Nuance PowerShare connects healthcare facilities, providers and patients for

More information

POWERFUL ACCESSIBILITY. A SINGLE WORKSPACE. A MYRIAD OF WORKFLOW BENEFITS. Vue PACS. Radiology

POWERFUL ACCESSIBILITY. A SINGLE WORKSPACE. A MYRIAD OF WORKFLOW BENEFITS. Vue PACS. Radiology Vue PACS Radiology A SINGLE WORKSPACE. A MYRIAD OF WORKFLOW BENEFITS. It s here: fast, easy access to the clinical tools and applications radiologists need for anytime, anywhere reporting all integrated

More information

Image Management 101. Understanding Cloud PACS for the Private Practice. A Publication by DICOM Grid

Image Management 101. Understanding Cloud PACS for the Private Practice. A Publication by DICOM Grid Understanding Cloud PACS for the Private Practice A Publication by DICOM Grid DICOM Grid simplifies medical image management and exchange. Using our solutions, medical practices like yours have transformed

More information

Golder Cat-Scan & MRI Center Automates Imaging Center Workflows

Golder Cat-Scan & MRI Center Automates Imaging Center Workflows CASE STUDY Golder Cat-Scan & MRI Center Automates Imaging Center Workflows any health information system any application, for any specialty, anywhere endless possibilities TEXAS QUICK FACTS GOLDER CAT-SCAN

More information

PARCA Certified PACS System Analyst (CPSA2014) Requirements

PARCA Certified PACS System Analyst (CPSA2014) Requirements PARCA Certified PACS System Analyst (CPSA2014) Requirements Copy right notice: Copyright 2014 PACS Administrators in Radiology Certification Association (PARCA). All rights reserved. All rights reserved.

More information

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS. Selecting and Utilizing an Electronic Medical Records Solution. A WHITE PAPER by CureMD.

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS. Selecting and Utilizing an Electronic Medical Records Solution. A WHITE PAPER by CureMD. ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS Selecting and Utilizing an Electronic Medical Records Solution A WHITE PAPER by CureMD CureMD Healthcare 55 Broad Street New York, NY 10004 Overview United States of America

More information

Merge Healthcare Cardiology Differentiators. A Merge White Paper

Merge Healthcare Cardiology Differentiators. A Merge White Paper Merge Healthcare Cardiology Differentiators A Merge White Paper The search for a new cardiology solution only can be incredibly confusing due to the variety of alternatives in the marketplace. Each solution

More information

Secure, diagnostically-cleared, mobile access to imaging and information.

Secure, diagnostically-cleared, mobile access to imaging and information. Secure, diagnostically-cleared, mobile access to imaging and information. WHY THINK MOBILE FIRST? A mobile first approach offers quicker access to medical information to enable more informed decisions,

More information

Presenter. Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, CHE, CPHIMS Principal Dak Systems Consulting San Mateo, CA

Presenter. Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, CHE, CPHIMS Principal Dak Systems Consulting San Mateo, CA INTEGRATING THE HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE (IHE): AN INTERNATIONAL APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEMS The 14th Congress of the International Federation

More information

Health Information Exchange. Scalable and Affordable

Health Information Exchange. Scalable and Affordable Integration is Everything Health Information Exchange Scalable and Affordable Today s healthcare organizations are transforming the quality of patient care by electronically exchanging patient data at

More information

Direct Secure Messaging: Improving the Secure and Interoperable Exchange of Health Information

Direct Secure Messaging: Improving the Secure and Interoperable Exchange of Health Information Direct Secure Messaging: Improving the Secure and Interoperable Exchange of Health Information Within the healthcare industry, the exchange of protected health information (PHI) is governed by regulations

More information

The Case for VNA. Originally Published in ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology July 25, 2012. Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper

The Case for VNA. Originally Published in ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology July 25, 2012. Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper Clinical Content Interoperability White Paper The Case for VNA Originally Published in ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology July 25, 2012 Shannon Werb Chief Strategy Officer Chief Operating Officer

More information

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise White Paper

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise White Paper Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise White Paper Retrieve ECG for Display Integration Profile This white paper provides information regarding the Retrieve ECG for Display, or simply ECG Display, Integration

More information

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification: A Guide for EHR Product Managers

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification: A Guide for EHR Product Managers Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification: A Guide for EHR Product Managers Terminology Management is a foundational element to satisfying the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria and due to its complexity, and

More information

Rethinking Radiology Workflow Automating Workflow Processes

Rethinking Radiology Workflow Automating Workflow Processes Available at: http://www.corepointhealth.com/whitepapers/rethinking-radiology-workflow Rethinking Radiology Workflow Automating Workflow Processes Executive Summary Imaging centers are targeting both internal

More information

GE Healthcare. Centricity Clinical Archive 1 Solution. Consolidate siloes of data Build a unified patient record Share across the care continuum

GE Healthcare. Centricity Clinical Archive 1 Solution. Consolidate siloes of data Build a unified patient record Share across the care continuum GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive 1 Solution Consolidate siloes of data Build a unified patient record Share across the care continuum Transform departmental silos into powerful, information sharing

More information

Investor Presentation. June 2014

Investor Presentation. June 2014 Investor Presentation June 2014 Forward Looking Statement The matters discussed in this presentation may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties. When

More information

GE Healthcare. ehealth: Solutions to Transform Care Delivery

GE Healthcare. ehealth: Solutions to Transform Care Delivery GE Healthcare ehealth: Solutions to Transform Care Delivery This presentation does not constitute a representation or warranty or documentation regarding the product or service featured. All illustrations

More information

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase 2011

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase 2011 Interoperability will bind together a wide network of real-time life critical data that not only transform but become healthcare. Health Information Interoperability Challenges and Integrating Healthcare

More information

Carestream Information Management Solutions. Managing the explosion in patient information

Carestream Information Management Solutions. Managing the explosion in patient information Managing the explosion in patient information Carestream Information Management Solutions Carestream Information Management Solutions The right information in the right place at the right time from the

More information

Building a Sustainable Medical Image Archive and Exchange Platform. A Guide for Telehealth Networks and Health Information Exchanges

Building a Sustainable Medical Image Archive and Exchange Platform. A Guide for Telehealth Networks and Health Information Exchanges Building a Sustainable Medical Image Archive and Exchange Platform A Guide for Telehealth Networks and Health Information Exchanges Building a Sustainable Medical Image Archive and Exchange Platform A

More information

Streamlining Medical Image Exchange with Cloud-Based Technology

Streamlining Medical Image Exchange with Cloud-Based Technology Streamlining Medical Image Exchange with Cloud-Based Technology DG Suite is the all-in-one solution for your image management and exchange needs. get started request a demo No Hardware. No VPNs. HIPAA

More information

GE Healthcare. Turn The Page Click on the back or forward arrow icon to move between pages.

GE Healthcare. Turn The Page Click on the back or forward arrow icon to move between pages. GE Healthcare Centricity * Clinical Archive Centricity Clinical Archive solution 1 is a multi-ology, multi-site vendor-neutral solution that transforms rigid departmental silos into fluid information sharing

More information

Cardiology. Cardiology Solutions Improve patient care, workflow efficiency, and your bottom line.

Cardiology. Cardiology Solutions Improve patient care, workflow efficiency, and your bottom line. Cardiology Cardiology Solutions Improve patient care, workflow efficiency, and your bottom line. Our organization is much more efficient since we ve implemented NextGen. With NextGen s integrated solution,

More information

PACS forges connection to electronic health record

PACS forges connection to electronic health record Page 1 of 5 PACS forges connection to electronic health record by Greg Freiherr Radiology is no neophyte when it comes to information technology. Viewing, managing, and storing digital images has made

More information

Lab Orders Made Easy.

Lab Orders Made Easy. EMR-Link Lab Orders Made Easy. Liaison Healthcare Informatics: P r ov i d i n g c o n n ec ti v it y & i n t e r o p e r a b i l it y th r o u g h s ec u r e c lo u d - b a s e d s e rv i c e s Liaison

More information

Sectra MEI. Your key to cross-enterprise information management. Sometimes you want to share... Finding the correct information

Sectra MEI. Your key to cross-enterprise information management. Sometimes you want to share... Finding the correct information Sectra MEI Your key to cross-enterprise information management Sometimes you want to share... Finding the correct information How to make radiology information available without searching for it. Getting

More information

Large Scale Vendor Neutral Solutions

Large Scale Vendor Neutral Solutions Friday August 28 Large Scale Vendor Neutral Solutions Mathias Prokop, MD PhD Chairman, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands Disclosures

More information

Carestream PACS. Make enterprise work flow

Carestream PACS. Make enterprise work flow Make enterprise work flow Carestream PACS A powerful PACS solution designed for the rapid analysis, distribution, and storage of image and enterprise information Carestream PACS Escalating volumes of diagnostic

More information

Applying Information Lifecycle Management Strategies Enables Healthcare Providers to Accelerate Clinical Workflow

Applying Information Lifecycle Management Strategies Enables Healthcare Providers to Accelerate Clinical Workflow An EMC Healthcare Perspective Applying Information Lifecycle Management Strategies Enables Healthcare Providers to Accelerate Clinical Workflow By Roberta A. Katz Healthcare Information Technology Challenges........2

More information

Agfa HealthCare. Image Enable the EHR! RSNA 2009 Visit us at Booth #8324 I North Hall

Agfa HealthCare. Image Enable the EHR! RSNA 2009 Visit us at Booth #8324 I North Hall Agfa HealthCare Image Enable the EHR! RSNA 2009 Visit us at Booth #8324 I North Hall As an established supplier of innovative healthcare solutions, Agfa HealthCare is ideally positioned to address today

More information

It s Time to UnPAC Your Archives (Part 1)

It s Time to UnPAC Your Archives (Part 1) WHITE PAPER THE 2014 GUIDE TO VNA: It s Time to UnPAC Your Archives (Part 1) Four key market drivers that will make you want to unpac your archives and (finally) gain control of your imaging data Healthcare

More information

The EHR Agenda in Canada

The EHR Agenda in Canada The EHR Agenda in Canada IHE Workshop June 28, 2005 Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer Agenda Background on Canadian Healthcare System About Canada Health Infoway Interoperable EHR Solution Definitions

More information

Meaningful Use Stage 2 & Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know. Healthcare Integration Strategies & BridgeHead Software June 2012

Meaningful Use Stage 2 & Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know. Healthcare Integration Strategies & BridgeHead Software June 2012 Meaningful Use Stage 2 & Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know Healthcare Integration Strategies & BridgeHead Software June 2012 Agenda Terminology & Resources Introductions Objectives Meaningful Use

More information

GE Healthcare. Size it up. Centricity cardiovascular PACS solution

GE Healthcare. Size it up. Centricity cardiovascular PACS solution GE Healthcare Size it up. Centricity cardiovascular PACS solution Or down. Larger studies. More exams. Deeper content. Richer data. Wider distribution. Quick access. Here. Now. How do you effectively manage

More information

Systems Supporting Clinical

Systems Supporting Clinical Systems Supporting Clinical Gabriel Bartal MD Dept Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Meir MC, Kfar Saba, Israel Cloud Computing for e-health. The evolution of the applications Jerusalem. March

More information

CARESTREAM RIS/PACS SuperPACS Architecture. A Changing Landscape

CARESTREAM RIS/PACS SuperPACS Architecture. A Changing Landscape CARESTREAM RIS/PACS SuperPACS Architecture A Changing Landscape The field of radiology is in a constant state of acceleration and evolution. Each day, you handle an increasing number of exams and diagnostic

More information

Defining an EMR and HIE Strategy for Medical Imaging Four Pillars of the Enterprise Medical Imaging Repository

Defining an EMR and HIE Strategy for Medical Imaging Four Pillars of the Enterprise Medical Imaging Repository Defining an EMR and HIE Strategy for Medical Imaging Four Pillars of the Enterprise Medical Imaging Repository Defining an EMR Strategy for Medical Imaging 2 Defining the EMR Across the globe, today s

More information

A full-featured online DICOM archive built on the same SQL platform as our powerful enterprise grade PACS database. Enterprise Grade DICOM Engine

A full-featured online DICOM archive built on the same SQL platform as our powerful enterprise grade PACS database. Enterprise Grade DICOM Engine DICOM A full-featured online DICOM archive built on the same SQL platform as our powerful enterprise grade PACS database. SQL Database Enterprise Grade DICOM Engine Flexible Archiving Solutions Internet

More information

Changing Trends In Healthcare Information Management and Electronic Health Records

Changing Trends In Healthcare Information Management and Electronic Health Records Telegenisys Outsourcing Excellence White Paper Changing Trends In Healthcare Information Management and Electronic Health Records Table of Contents POSITIONING STATEMENT 3 PRESIDENTIAL PROPOSALS 2008 AN

More information

Bridging platforms, improving access.

Bridging platforms, improving access. Bridging platforms, improving access. The Challenge In an ever-evolving environment, physicians are being tasked with interpreting patient information from disparate systems to formulate treatment plans.

More information

Centricity 360 Case Exchange

Centricity 360 Case Exchange GE Healthcare Centricity 360 Case Exchange Helping distributed teams collaborate on patient cases, through a professional social network Introduction Centricity 360 with Case Exchange helps hospital administrators

More information

SUPERCHARGED. CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR CARDIOLOGY. Cardiology PACS. Cardiology

SUPERCHARGED. CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR CARDIOLOGY. Cardiology PACS. Cardiology Cardiology PACS CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR CARDIOLOGY. Now, you can count on powerful PACS performance in your cardiology department. CARESTREAM Vue for Cardiology can consolidate your disparate cardio lab systems

More information

Delivering Accelerated Results

Delivering Accelerated Results Delivering Accelerated Results Presents An Integrated Radiology Information System OVERVIEW E*HealthLine s Radiology Information System is a comprehensive HealthCare Information Management System that

More information

Centricity Practice Solution An integrated EMR and Practice Management system

Centricity Practice Solution An integrated EMR and Practice Management system Centricity Practice Solution An integrated EMR and Practice Management system Flexibility for today s challenges Centricity Practice Solution is an integrated EMR and Practice Management system designed

More information

Data Access for Clinical Decision Support

Data Access for Clinical Decision Support Data Access for Clinical Decision Support Per Iversen E-mail: pi@medical-insight.com Phone: +45 60438093 Challenges in a Enterprise Workflow Limitations in Access to All Data Quality of Data Time Consumption

More information

Image Enabled EMR / EHR

Image Enabled EMR / EHR Image Enabled EMR / EHR A strategic approach to EMR integration and interoperability for diagnostic imaging and related reports The Challenge: In healthcare, imaging is routinely used as a tool for patient

More information

GE Healthcare. Centricity PACS and PACS-IW with Universal Viewer* Where it all comes together

GE Healthcare. Centricity PACS and PACS-IW with Universal Viewer* Where it all comes together GE Healthcare Centricity PACS and PACS-IW with Universal Viewer* Where it all comes together The healthcare industry is going through an unprecedented period of change with providers being called upon

More information

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase 2011

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase 2011 Interoperability will bind together a wide network of real-time life critical data that not only transform but become healthcare. Health Information Interoperability Challenges Healthcare and healthcare

More information

Bridging the Gap between Inpatient and Outpatient Worlds. MedPlus Solution Overview: Hospitals/IDNs

Bridging the Gap between Inpatient and Outpatient Worlds. MedPlus Solution Overview: Hospitals/IDNs Bridging the Gap between Inpatient and Outpatient Worlds MedPlus Solution Overview: Hospitals/IDNs Introduction As you look to develop your organization s health information technology (HIT) plans, selection

More information

Desert West OB/GYN Taps 7 Medical to Integrate Ultrasound Report into EMR

Desert West OB/GYN Taps 7 Medical to Integrate Ultrasound Report into EMR Desert West Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ltd. (DWO) provides women of all ages in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area with the most up-to-date gynecological and obstetric assessments and treatments, along

More information

LAUREL BRIDGE. Orchestrating Medical Imaging Workflow. Solutions Overview

LAUREL BRIDGE. Orchestrating Medical Imaging Workflow. Solutions Overview LAUREL BRIDGE Orchestrating Medical Imaging Workflow Solutions Overview Realize the Value of Enterprise Imaging! Medical imaging workflows are increasingly complex and are creating demands that may strain

More information

Image-enabling the enterprise page 2

Image-enabling the enterprise page 2 Image-enabling the enterprise Filling the gap for EMR systems and optimizing PACS performance ABSTRACT The future of medical imaging and the welfare of patients dictate that patient images are exchanged

More information

A Real-World Solution for Patient-Centric Workflow

A Real-World Solution for Patient-Centric Workflow A Real-World Solution for Patient-Centric Workflow Workflow Evolution Driving New Archiving Solutions Reducing healthcare costs, improving clinical quality and adopting a more patient-centric view are

More information

Flexible Medical Image Management Using Service-Oriented Architecture

Flexible Medical Image Management Using Service-Oriented Architecture Flexible Medical Image Management Using Service-Oriented Architecture Oded Shaham, Alex Melament, Yuval Barak-Corren, Igor Kostirev, Noam Shmueli, Yardena Peres IBM Research - Haifa 2011 IBM Corporation

More information

IHE Implementation Case Study: French Electronic Health Record Program

IHE Implementation Case Study: French Electronic Health Record Program IHE Implementation Case Study: French Electronic Health Record Program Project Name French Electronic Health Record (DMP system-dossier Médical Personnel) developed, implemented and rolled out by ASIP

More information