Carestream’s Advanced Interoperability of Its Clinical Collaboration Platform Shines at IHE-Europe Connectathon

Five-Day Event Tests Ability for Data Exchange Among Dozens of Healthcare Systems, Suppliers

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 28 — Carestream showcased the advanced interoperability of its Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform at the recent IHE-Europe Connectathon in Germany. The company’s enterprise imaging platform successfully passed all integration tests at the event including all profiles for its Vue Motion universal viewer, Vue Archive, Vue Radiology PACS diagnostic viewer and image capture solutions.

“Successful adoption and use of IHE profiles allow healthcare providers to identify and share diverse patient clinical data to help clinicians make diagnostic and treatment decisions. Our goal is to help these organizations implement efficient, standards-based sharing of data and images that is agnostic to applications, data formats, protocols or geography,” said Meir Cohen, Carestream’s Interoperability and R&D Group Manager.

Clinical Collaboration PlatformCarestream was one of the first VNA suppliers to implement HL7’s new FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) framework and will continue to adopt open standards like those endorsed by IHE, HL7 and DICOM in its vendor-neutral archiving, image capture and universal viewer technologies, Cohen reports. He adds that Carestream also successfully tested newer types of integration methods including BPPC, XDS-SD and IOCM as well as DICOMWeb profiles such as WADO-RS and QIDO-RS at the event. 

IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry that promotes the coordinated use of established standards to address clinical needs in support of optimal patient care.

Carestream’s flexible Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform can complement a provider’s existing enterprise imaging system or vendor-neutral archive, and it offers a series of optional modules that can bring unstructured data into the clinical workflow and enhance the delivery of patient images and reports to clinicians and patients.

Physicians can access current and prior reports and imaging studies, along with a patient’s clinical history, from mobile devices using Carestream’s Vue Motion viewer. Mobile access is a tremendous advantage to physicians who are often on the move doing patient rounds at a hospital or seeing patients at a group practice, clinic, imaging center or urgent care facility.

An embeddable patient portal equips registered patients to view, download and manage their own clinical data while a real-time business dashboard module addresses healthcare IT executives’ need for more intelligent data analytics to help streamline operations and compliance. 

InMedica, a division of IMS research, has recognized Carestream as one of the largest suppliers of vendor-neutral archiving in the world.