Moving the Needle on Efficient Image Sharing

2015-07-28
 

Clinical data exchange allows the physician to access available images and documents from a single interface regardless of where the patient originally received care.In an era when we can view our bank account balance on our phone, ask a digital assistant to find the nearest Thai restaurant, and plug a device into our car to help us save money on insurance, it seems unlikely that patients will continue to accept excuses for providers not having access to their full medical record.

Of course, providers are just as frustrated by their efforts to gain access to health information stored across multiple facilities — or even multiple departments in the same facility.

If provider/patient frustrations aren’t enough to warrant better clinical document access, perhaps the cost of duplicate tests will finally move the needle in the right direction, especially with more providers now working under bundled payment and ACO models.

One of the biggest problems has been the number of imaging disciplines within and across facilities and the inability of providers to view non-DICOM images and image-related documents from a single interface.

Fortunately, new technology is changing the landscape in terms of managing and sharing these documents. A state-of-the-art clinical data exchange can connect to any XDS/XDS-I enabled system, eliminating the need for portable media and, more importantly, reducing duplicate exams, redundant radiation, and unnecessary patient transfers.

Watch the video below to see how Conserus Clinical Data Exchange™ facilitates the management and sharing of the patient’s published images and related clinical documents.

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