eHealth Connect® Image Exchange
Patients want their clinicians to be able to see complete information about their health - especially images.
Clinicians want to see images easily through their EHR to save patients from unnecessary duplicative tests and radiation.
With eHealth Connect® Image Exchange, images from any participating location across the HIE are almost instantaneously accessible to any authorized clinician. Utilizing existing user authentication and patient consent infrastructure, referring and community clinicians can, with a single click, seamlessly access, view, and collaborate on their patients' diagnostic-quality images—all from within the context of their patients’ medical record—simply, securely, and efficiently. View our brochure PDF.
Images that traditionally take hours or days to procure, if they're retrievable at all, are now available in seconds with eHealth Connect® Image Exchange. Common problems of lost images and films, non-viewable CDs, or large file transfers are eliminated. All images are available when and where they're needed, saving billions of healthcare dollars from being wasted on unnecessary repeated procedures.
With a single click from an existing EHR or community health record solution, community clinicians access images through a robust, unified viewing platform, the eHealthViewer® ZF - a zero-footprint application with rich tools for each image that clinicians will find easy to use while offering radiologists the level of sophistication they require.
eHealth Connect® Image Exchange also supports critical life-saving workflows, such as trauma/emergent “pre-reporting” access to images, and has the ability to transfer DICOM images between PACS locations to provide radiologists with ready access to prior exams from external locations. Additionally, our cloud-based archival and disaster-recovery service options can provide many organizations with the affordable additional security they need today.
eHealth Connect® Image Exchange is integrated with many commonly available HIE platforms and has been image-enabling hospitals and enterprise EMRs and HIEs since early 2009 – sharing more than six million exams and one-half billion images per year.
Contact us now to learn more about how we can simplify image access and help your organization to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.
With eHealth Connect® Image Exchange your HIE will SEE:
Greater sustainability opportunities by enabling dramatic cost reductions and improved care for all HIE participants.
Strengthened referral networks because clinicians will love that they can easily access any image, anytime, right from their EHR. Specialists can access these images to easily determine if a referral is right for their practice.
Reduced cost of producing, transporting, and loading images from physical media while giving clinicians near-instantaneous access to diagnostic-quality images from the same system they use to access all other patient data.
Stakeholders meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for image sharing, as imaging results can be accessed by all ordering clinicians and caregivers in the community.
Improved care and fewer scheduling delays as providers have a more holistic view of a patient’s health, instantly.
Reduced costs and patient risk due to unnecessary radiation exposure by eliminating the need for preventable duplicate exams.
Improved patient safety because emergency providers can see images instantly, even before the results report.
Enhanced care team collaboration with online tools that enable clinicians at different locations to see and evaluate the same image, together.
Lower IT support costs as community-wide image access is accessible through a zero-footprint, diagnostic-quality image-viewing platform that functions on virtually all browsers and platforms, including iPad and Android.
A reduced need for IT support utilizing SaaS application architecture that enables clinicians to leverage cloud economics.
Image-enabled results reporting ensures the automated delivery of images with results reports.
Emergent image delivery facilitates the rapid delivery of images on a stat basis prior to the generation of a results report - supporting emergency care, patient transfers, remote reading or consultation, and second opinions.
Image viewing on our eHealthViewer ZF, a zero-footprint, diagnostic-quality, community-wide viewing platform which can be utilized as a part of either image-enabled results reporting or emergent image delivery.
PACS-to-PACS image transfer automates the transfer of DICOM images between PACS locations to provide radiologists with ready access to prior exams from external locations.
Clinical image-viewing collaboration as a component of eHealthViewer ZF, allowing authorized users to collaborate on a real-time basis in a single image-viewing session.
Cloud-based archival and disaster recovery services can be included to complement our core services when and where needed.
Extended exchange of imaging, external to the HIE or EHR, allows clinicians to request the retrieval and delivery of records that are out of reach using eHealth Technologies’ Record Retrieval Service
“We’ve been pleased by our users’ response to the service, which has grown to more than 140,000 laboratory and radiology reports delivered each month, with an additional 10,000 clinical queries processed through the exchange on the same monthly basis. . . . The anytime, anywhere access to diagnostic images is rapidly proving to be a powerful tool for RHIO users. Just as video access has become common on the Internet, we should expect diagnostic image-sharing to become standard on health information exchanges, as well.”
Ted Kremer, Executive Director, Rochester RHIO
“We are excited to offer our healthcare providers and their patients so many new opportunities to enhance care, improve efficiency, and lower cost. We expect the implementation of this service to lead to a reduction of unnecessary imaging exams, thus minimizing patient radiation exposure and reducing the cost of care. Immediate access to images, when and where they are needed, will also allow our physicians to provide faster diagnosis and treatment, with tighter care coordination and improved outcomes. Finally, the burden of reproducing, transporting, and attempting to view physical storage media such as CDs will be lifted from patients and caregivers alike, allowing them to focus on much more important priorities such as recovery and wellness.”
Dan Porreca, Executive Director, HEALTHeLINK
“The quick and easy deployment of our diagnostic image exchange service has surpassed our expectations. We are pleased that medical professionals in the HealtheConnections community now have the ability to quickly access diagnostic-quality images so that they can provide their patients with faster diagnosis and treatment while eliminating unnecessary repeated image exams.”
Rob Hack, Executive Director, HealtheConnections
“Ordering physicians can access reports and images immediately as they are available, so patients can receive more timely care with reduced risk due to complete medical records.”
Deborah Huber, Executive Director, HealthInsight
“We are pleased to provide our connected healthcare providers the ability to gain instant access to medical images from any of our participating locations, without having to track down physical media. They also no longer need to be concerned with learning multiple image-viewing technologies, or struggling to gain direct access to each location in the community that holds the images they need. This will provide clinicians in our region with a complete picture of their patient’s health, enhance patient safety by reducing unnecessary radiation exposure, and help us ‘connect the dots’ for better healthcare.”
Christina Galanis, Executive Director, Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL)