- Engage Patients
- Remote Care
Patients are eager consumers of healthcare information, and are looking for guidance that’s focused and relevant to their particular case. A secure patient portal that delivers personalized health and wellness information helps patients take greater ownership of their own healthcare while increasing engagement and satisfaction with their healthcare providers. Research has proven that patients are more likely to return to a facility that offers access to imaging results. Does your patient engagement strategy today include image sharing?
Part of the Clinical Collaboration Platform is Carestream’s secure MyVue portal module that empowers patients to access, share and help manage their own images and exam data. It's easily embedded into the EMR patient portal and accessible on any web-enabled device including mobile tablets and smartphones. MyVue enables a collaborative workflow through sharing of clinical information and images between patients, physicians and healthcare facilities, while helping eliminate the need for duplicate exams and CDs, DVDs or films. Patients retain full control over which individuals and facilities can access their data.
Connect Disparate Image Archives
Healthcare IT has grown through the addition and expansion of disparate systems over many years. As a result, communications can be slow, incomplete or missing between separate PACS and IT platforms across the organization. The quality, timeliness and cost of care suffer when images and data are siloed across different departments, workflows and locations.
The Clinical Collaboration Platform offers two ways to connect disparate systems: federating legacy RIS and PACS databases that exist across multiple specialties, vendors and locations, or consolidating legacy archives that reside in separate departments.
Provide Remote Care
Teleradiology and telemedicine improve the quality of care by enabling highly trained specialists to read and report on images captured in any location, from any location. These technologies bring specialized expertise to remote facilities and rural areas. They can also facilitate care from urban settings if specialists are not available on-site, for example, during hospital night shifts or at a satellite clinic.
From a business perspective, teleradiology and telemedicine can help accelerate growth by supporting collaboration and communication between referring physicians and specialists across multiple sites, departments and enterprises. With high-quality diagnostic information available wherever it’s needed, physicians and patients alike are better satisfied, increasing the likelihood of repeat business and new referrals.
Vue for Teleradiology provides affordable, efficient off-site reading and reporting by radiologists for multiple healthcare settings. The standards-based architecture eliminates the need for costly integration, connecting to a new facility’s existing EMR/EHR system or RIS in a matter of minutes. Exam requests, supporting data and radiologist reports are communicated using a zero-footprint interface that’s compatible with standard web browsers.
Share Patient Images Securely
Unauthorized access to healthcare data can lead to severe legal, financial and reputational consequences for the enterprise, while compromising patient privacy and potentially even affecting outcomes. Yet many individual healthcare systems struggle with the costs and logistics of implementing the equipment, technology, personnel and ongoing training required to deliver the highest level of data security.
The Clinical Collaboration Platform’s unified core is designed for simplified user management, along with industry-leading security protocols to prevent data loss, alteration or interception by unauthorized users.
The platform's cloud-based services can provide additional levels of security starting with the data-center design to access protocols. Carestream received ISO27001 certification for its data-center in Europe to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by applying a risk management process. The unified core offers best-in-class security based on four key pillars:
- Data availability, which provides continuous access even in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or events such as fires or power outages.
- Data integrity, ensuring that data is maintained in its original state and cannot be intentionally or accidentally altered.
- Data confidentiality, which guarantees that information is available or disclosed only to authorized individuals, entities or IT processes.
- Data traceability, meaning that data, transactions, communications and documents are genuine and that all parties involved truly are who they claim to be.
Exchange Healthcare Information (HIE)
The goal of a health information exchange (HIE) is to provide seamless transfer of healthcare information across different facilities and IT systems. By connecting systems across a distributed healthcare organization – and by connecting different organizations across a community or region – an HIE facilitates higher-quality, more timely care. Accurate, up-to-date patient and clinical information is available where it is required – with no need to deliver physical documents or media, and with far less risk of conflicting or missing information.
Medical records are far more useful when they incorporate clinical images and reports, and this key business requirement is likely to become mandatory for HIE systems as the regulatory environment continues to evolve. The unified core of the Clinical Collaboration Platform supports standards-based workflow including IHE, HL7, XDS, WADO and FHIR, and both DICOM and non-DICOM interfaces. Carestream has also passed IHE-Europe Connectathon tests for the newest integration methods, including BPPC, XDS-SD and IOCM, and DICOM Web profiles such as WADO-RS and QIDO-RS.
Image-Enable Your EMR
EMR/EHR adoption by physicians depends on providing them with the detailed clinical information they need. By integrating clinical images and reports – from X-rays to ultrasounds, echocardiograms, endoscopy videos and more – healthcare enterprises can deliver direct diagnostic insight to guide clinical decision-making and support effective, efficient collaborative care.
The EMR/EHR is the ideal foundation for enterprise-wide image enablement. But in the past, complete integration of images across specialties and modalities has been a difficult and expensive challenge, requiring IT to build dedicated interfaces for each departmental system. The Clinical Collaboration Platform makes full EMR/EHR integration much faster and easier to achieve.